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Ordination Photos – Fr Albert & Br Thomas

The Dominican Friars give thanks for the ordinations on Sunday, 10 July 2022, of Albert Elias Robertson OP to the priesthood, and of Thomas Thérèse Mannion OP to the diaconate, at the hands of our brother, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP. Photos by Olga Watkin

Vice-Regent Fr Bruno Clifton launches new book

Blackfriars’ Vice-Regent, Rev Dr Bruno Clifton OP is launching his new work on the Book of Judges on 17 May, in a hybrid in-person and online event. This recently published monograph, Family and Identity in the Book of Judges, is the product of many years of research that started life as a PhD thesis. The...

Sir James MacMillan to give Newman Lecture 2022

Music & Some Wider Implications: a Catholic composer’s perspective. Is there a moral dimension to the act of composition? And does the work of a composer ever impact on the desire to sustain civic values? Sir James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation, whose compositions include many religious works such asSeven Last...

Holy Week & Easter Service Times

Join us as we celebrate the holiest week of the Church’s year. Liturgies marked with * will be livestreamed. PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD Vigil Mass 6pm on Saturday 8am Sung Conventual Mass* 9am Lauds 9.30am Family Mass with Procession 1.05pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer 5.30pm Vespers 6pm Low Mass....

2021 Appeal – Target achieved!

We are delighted to announce that our goal of £31,250 has been reached, doubled by our benefactor’s matched funding to £62,500! On behalf of the scholars who will benefit from your generosity, thanks so much to all who donated! While the matched funding has now been used up, we welcome any further donations for scholarships...

A Visit to the Top of the Tower

Richard Brown, the Development Director, reports on the progress of the current works on the priory. Thanks to an invitation from the Prior, today I made a fascinating visit to the restoration works at Blackfriars, guided by the site manager Neil. In bright sunshine, he led me up many ladders and along wooden walkways covered...

Jubilee Appeal: Support Our Scholars!

Blackfriars Hall attracts many outstanding students who want to pursue studies here – studies that can unlock their potential to do good in the world! Yet there are many who have to abandon their studies at Blackfriars – or can never begin them – as they struggle to find funding. In this new video, current...

November Requiem Masses

November – Month of the Holy Souls Each November, the Church asks us to pray for the dead, not just those we have know, but all of the departed, and particularly those who have nobody to pray for them. This is especially poignant for us this year, in the midst of the pandemic. For the...

Revised Church Opening Times

As we move further out of lockdown, the community are gradually opening the priory church for public worship. Since we moved out of lockdown earlier in the summer, the community have been working on plans to gradually open up the priory and church to the public. This has been done slowly to ensure that we...

New Blackfriars – Special Jubilee Issue

To mark the 800th anniversary of the arrival of Dominican friars in England, the September 2021 issue of New Blackfriars will be a special one dealing with various aspects of the life, history, and thought of English Dominicans. The contents of the issue are as follows. Brian Davies OP – Introduction Timothy Radcliffe OP –...