The place where Blessed John Henry Newman was received into full communion with the Catholic Church on 9th October 1845
“… there it has been that I have both been taught my way and received an answer to my prayers…”
Bl. John Henry Newman to W.J. Copeland, 10th March 1846
Littlemore is approximately three miles away from the centre of Oxford and was a hamlet in Newman’s time. When Newman became Vicar of the University Church of St. Mary’s in 1828, he accepted along with this task, the pastoral care of Littlemore which had been part of the parish for many centuries.