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£3,187
raised of £3,000 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,187 to help the work of The Newman Society support the Catholic Faith in the University of Oxford.

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    Funded on Wednesday, 20th January 2021

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    The Newman Society is Oxford's oldest Catholic institution and one of the oldest student societies in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1878 as the University Catholic Club, the name was changed to 'The Newman Society' ten years later, thanks to the gracious permission of St John Henry himself.

    Ever since, the Society has strived, through our range of speakers and social events, to support the faith of the University's Catholic students by providing a thriving and vibrant community. It works hard to encourage them in their Christian vocation by promoting their personal, intellectual and spiritual development, social interaction, and apostolic witness.

    Unfortunately, however, the current pandemic has meant the loss of a large amount of the Society's annual income. Without this necessary financial support, we will be unable to run many of our activities and events in the forthcoming academic year.

    We don't charge for our talks, because it is important that they are accessible to all, whether Catholic or just interested, but our guest speakers still incur expenses including travel and accommodation costs. We also won't be able to cover our termly dinners and social events, which forge friendship and fellowship grounded in faith and fun. And importantly, we will lack proper musical accompaniment for the major Masses we hold each year.

    We therefore invite you to make a donation to our appeal to help this vital work. We are extremely grateful for your generosity, and Mass will be offered for the intentions of all our benefactors. Please be assured of our continuing prayers during these difficult months.

    Find out more about the Society on our website, or follow us on Facebook. Our weekly talks are broadcast live on our YouTube channel every Thursday during Full Term at 8pm BST.

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    • The Newman Society6 days ago
      The Newman Society

      The Newman Society

      6 days ago

      2/ We have just established a new mailing list for alumni and friends of the Society, where you can keep up to date on the Society's activities. Please sign up at www.newmansociety.co.uk/friends, and please pass it on to anyone else you know who might be interested! With my best wishes and prayers, Vincent Elvin President of the Newman Society

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    • The Newman Society6 days ago
      The Newman Society

      The Newman Society

      6 days ago

      1/ As our fundraiser draws to a close, we are immensely grateful to all our benefactors for their generosity. These funds will go a long way to ensuring a vibrant Catholic life in the University for years to come. The Mass immediately following this year's St Thomas More Lecture, at 8:30pm on 9th Feb, will be offered for the intentions of our benefactors, and (COVID restrictions-depending) all are welcome to attend in person, or to follow the Mass via the livestream on our YouTube channel.

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    • The Newman Society1 month ago
      The Newman Society

      The Newman Society

      1 month ago

      Today, we passed £2000! We're incredibly grateful to everyone who has donated so far. We've lost even more fundraising opportunities to the pandemic last term and this term, which has been such a shame, but your continued generosity will help see us through to the other side! God bless, you're in our prayers.

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      Anonymous

      Jan 4, 2021

      Thank you for all you continue to do for Oxford University Catholics, and for welcoming me in to the community.

      £150.00

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      Jan 3, 2021

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      Dec 29, 2020

      £1,000.00

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      Anonymous

      Dec 27, 2020

      £20.00

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      Anonymous

      Dec 22, 2020

      Thank you for doing what you are doing

      £20.00

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      Dec 19, 2020

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      Dec 19, 2020

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