A friend whom I respect has expressed a strong view about the tactlessness of selecting, for the liturgical commemoration of Blessed John Henry, the day of his conversion. I do see what he means ...
... but here is an alternative reading. October 9 was the only day in Newman's life upon which he was in communion both with the See of Canterbury and with the See of Rome. Neat, yes? I feel quite proud of that. I shall probably delete comments which rubbish my intuition. (Oh, and by the way - I have decided that in future I will probably delete comments on the thread which advertise church services of which I do not approve.)
Incidentally, the new Newman altar at Brompton is a very decent job; except that I did feel that the walls to left and right of the reredos looked a bit as if they had tiled by one of the high-class kitchen and bathroom purveyors who display their wares on the other side of the Brompton Road.
The centre of the reredos is a copy of Millais' famous fully frontal portrait of Blessed John Henry. Not bad, but not the original. A shame that a previous duke disposed of it to the Nation (it is back at Arundel with the status of a loan). The original would have been a distinguished addition to the other goodies which make the Oratory so superior to the little museum place next door.
It would be a nice altar to say Mass at ... and one would be facing (roughly) ad Orientem.