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Join us on our Jubilee Pilgrimage!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

NewsIn 1221 the first Dominican Friars arrived in Britain - this summer, a group of friars will make this journey again, following in their footsteps. Join us on our journey! Read more

Homily at the First Mass of Thanksgiving of Fr Joseph | Timothy Radcliffe OP

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

News | This is the text of the homily preached by Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP at the First Mass of Thanksgiving of Fr Joseph Bailham OP, at The Rosary Shrine in London on Monday 5th July. Read more

Diaconal and Priestly Ordinations

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

News | We recently celebrated two ordinations, at our priories in London and Oxford. On Saturday 3rd July Archbishop Malcolm MacMahon OP ordained Albert Robertson OP to the diaconate at Blackfriars, Oxford, and on Sunday 4th July the Archbishop ordained Joseph Bailham OP to the priesthood at the Rosary Shine, St Dominic's London. There are photos of both these joyful celebrations below, and please keep the two men in your prayers as they begin their new ministries. Read more

Visit to Gloucester Blackfriars

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NewsLast week a group of friars were very warmly welcomed to Gloucester to visit the medieval Dominican priory, the most complete that has survived from the Middle Ages in England. We enjoyed the immense hospitality of the local community, and the visit even managed to prompt some media interest from the BBC and ITV. Read more

Fr Robert Gay, O.P re-elected and installed as Prior

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

News | The Solemnly Professed brothers in the community at Blackfriars met last week to elect a Prior, and re-elected Fr Robert Gay, O.P for another three year term. Here are some photos of his installation as Prior. Read more

A reflection from the Student Master | Solemnity of the Dedication of the Priory Church

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

News | This evening we begin our celebrations of the Dedication of the Priory Church, the anniversary of the moment the bishop set aside and consecrated our Church for Christian Worship. In this reflection for the Solemnity, Fr Oliver Keenan OP, our student master, reflects on one part of the church that holds a special place in the lives of Dominicans. Read more

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 04, 2021

"This is the day which was made by the Lord: let us rejoice and be glad, alleluia." Read more

Good Friday and Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Our Paschal Triduum continued with the usual celebrations, with the Celebration of the Lord's Passion and preparations for the Easter Vigil. Read more

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Below you can see some pictures from Maundy Thursday at Blackfriars. Read more

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Holy Week has begun at Blackfriars, Oxford. Below you can see some pictures of our liturgical arrangements for Palm Sunday. Read more

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