Feb­ru­a­ry 21, 1801, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Au­gust 11, 1890, Or­a­to­ry of St. Phil­ip Ne­ri, Edg­bas­ton, Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land.

Or­a­to­ry House, Red­nal, Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land.


Newman was the bro­ther of hym­nist Har­ri­et Moz­ley.

He at­tend­ed Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Ox­ford, orig­in­al­ly in­tend­ing to stu­dy law. How­ev­er, he de­cid­ed to en­ter the min­is­try in­stead, and was or­dained in 1824. His first post was as cur­ate of St. Cle­ment’s, Ox­ford.

Newman was a lead­er of the Ox­ford Move­ment, and a gift­ed writ­er. Among his best known works are his Apol­o­gia, and Dream of Ge­ron­ti­us.

Though raised a Cal­vin­ist, New­man mi­grat­ed to Ro­man Ca­thol­i­cism, and event­u­al­ly be­came Car­din­al-Dea­con of St. George in Vel­a­bro in 1879. The Ca­tho­lic En­cy­clo­pedia has a lengthy ar­ti­cle on him.

  1. Firmly I Be­lieve and Tru­ly
  2. Lead, Kind­ly Light
  3. Praise to the Ho­li­est in the Height
  4. Two Bro­thers Free­ly Cast Their Lot
  1. Come, Ho­ly Ghost, Who Ev­er One
  2. Now That the Day­light Dies Away
  3. Now That the Sun Is Gleam­ing Bright