Help us to preserve Cardinal Newman’s patrimony.

Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman’s personal library, situated in the Oratory House, is undergoing extensive refurbishment. The library roof has become extremely unsafe and has allowed rain to leak through.

This caused some of these precious books to become damp and mouldy, pointing to a much larger problem. All of the Saint's books have now been carefully removed, cleaned and are now in storage while this extensive building work is completed. 

Work has begun to save this most important collection, which represents Saint John Henry’s patrimony, alongside his study, preserved as he left it. 

How you can help

You are already in the right place. Shortly, there will be more ways to donate appearing here on our appeal website. For example, our 'Sponsor a Book' initiative. 

Besides financial pledges, please, pass on this cause to friends, family and others who would like to make a contribution to preserving Newman's patrimony for future generations. 

Everyone's contributions are remembered at Masses for benefactors, offered by the Fathers regularly. 

Donate online now

The first of many ways you can donate here on our website, please follow this link to make a donation securely with a credit or debit card. Payments are processed via our Paypal Charity account.


Or you can easily donate through PayPal by clicking this button:


(Please be sure to select 'Newman Library Appeal' from the drop-down menu so we can allocate it to the Library Project. Thank you!):


Donations by bank transfer

We have an account to be used solely for this project. If you would like to donate by bank transfer, please use the following details: 

Svenska Handelsbanken 

Account Name - The Oratory of St. Philip Neri at Birmingham



Would you like to make a larger donation? Are you an organisation? Please contact us. We are planning ways to commemorate generous donations, as well as smaller ones. 


Finally, you can send a cheque made out to ‘The Oratory’, addressing your envelope to: 

The Newman Appeal,

141 Hagley Road, 

Birmingham, United Kingdom.

B16 8UE

Please write "Newman Library Appeal" on the reverse side of the cheque.