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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 Oratory: Welcome
Very Reverend Allister Kelley OSFS MST


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.

The Oratory: Team

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. Services are held daily and  open to all. We also offer weddings, funerals, baptisms, dedications, blessings, counselling, spiritual guidance, and mentoring as requested.

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Join us at the Oratory, St, Francis and St. Clare, for daily service, guided meditation and hot beverage, shared lunch and fellowship.

Services are open to all and all are welcome!

We now have individual sealed communion sets as a precaution for COVID-19.



The Oratory: Schedule


Phone: 021 073 1418

Franciscan Book, Card, Plaque
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The Oratory: Services
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