THE ORATORY WELCOMES YOU
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
The Counsels of the Holy Father St. Francis, Admonition 27.
THE VERY REVEREND DR. ALLISTER KELLEY
Dr Allister Kelley OSFS, MSTh, DSTh. presides over The Oratory. He holds a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Sacred Theology, is a verified independent Celebrant and Registrar, is Prior of the Franciscan Order of the Stigmata, Vice Rector of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Seminary, Vicar General of New Zealand and Dean of the Manawatu District for the Reformed Old Catholic Church.
The Church of St Francis and St Clare
Reformed Old Catholic Church
The Reformed Old Catholic Church is an autonomous/independent Catholic church firmly rooted in scripture, and the light of tradition, reason and experience, complemented by inclusion, to bring Faith to all human beings, without distinction or prejudice.
The Church of St Francis & St Clare hosted the consecration for the Reformed Old Catholic Church Bishop of New Zealand in 2019. Mass is said daily and open to all. We also offer weddings, funerals, baptisms, dedications, blessings, counselling, spiritual guidance, and mentoring as requested.
Join us at the Oratory, St, Francis and St. Clare, for Angelus, Mass and a guided meditation, followed by a hot beverage and a shared lunch.
Services are open to all and all are welcome!
We now have individual sealed communion sets as a precaution for COVID-19.