Cardiff Professions

Professions in Cardiff

Mass and the Rite of Permanent Promises will be celebrated on Wednesday, 1st June, 7pm at St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Charles Street, Cardiff. Fr Robert Gay OP, Prior of Blackfriars, Oxford, will preside.

Three candidates, having completed the discernment period, will be making a lifelong commitment as Lay Dominicans.

Please pray for those making these promises and for the growth of the Dominican family in Wales.

Events North East

Thomas Aquinas, The Eucharist and Salvation

Lay Dominicans North East invite you to a day of study, prayer and reflection on Saturday 25th June, 10:45am to 3:30pm, at St Cuthbert’s church in Durham.

The day keys in to the Hexham & Newcastle Diocesan Year of the Eucharist and is on the theme of ‘Thomas Aquinas, The Eucharist and Salvation’. Our main speaker will be Dr Rik van Nieuwenhove of Durham University and the day will include talks, Mass, prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and a buffet lunch.

There is no charge for the day but, to monitor numbers for catering purposes, please book by contacting Andy Doyle at or 0798 543 4185.

London News

Admission in the London Fraternity

On 8th May, Alessandro was admitted to the London fraternity. We welcome him with joy!

Events London

Civil Communication

On Sunday 12th June, the London fraternity will host a workshop by Catholic Voices on reframing and the principles of civil communication: about how we can best share the good news of our Catholic faith with family and friends (or even in the public sphere), and how to handle difficult conversations about faith and the Church.

We would like to extend the invitation to any Lay Dominicans (admitted or professed) from other fraternities who want to join us for the afternoon. Contact Catherine, fraternity president, for details.

Please note that, owing to space restrictions, this event is open to Lay Dominicans only .


Visit of the Master of the Order

Fr Gerard F. P. Timoner III, OP, the Master of the Dominican Order worldwide, is visiting the UK to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the arrival of the Dominican friars in England.

The Master will be visiting the Rosary Shrine at St. Dominic’s in London on 21-2 May. On Saturday 21 May at 7:30pm there will be a concert performed by the award-winning choir Cappella Nova, performing choral pieces written by Sir James MacMillan CBE, and on Sunday 22 May fr. Gerard will celebrate Mass at 12 noon. For more information visit the Rosary Shrine’s website.

The Master will also be visiting Blackfriars in Oxford on 24 May.


Oxford Community Passion Play

Lay Dominicans are members of the Order of Preachers, and preaching can take many different forms.  This Holy Week, one member of the Oxford Fraternity collaborated with other Christians in the city to produce the Oxford Community Passion Play 2022 at St Matthew’s Church in Hinksey. 

The photographs here show Lay Dominican Ambrose Hogan working with other performers Georg Kolling and Catrina Rimmer to create a monologue expressing the interior thoughts of Judas Iscariot (from a text written by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies).  

Photos by Philip King Photography. 

Philip King Photography

Dominican Day in Lincolnshire

Fr Richard Ounsworth OP will lead a discussion on the theme of ‘The Call to Discipleship in Mark’s Gospel’ on  Wednesday 25th May from 10am to 1pm.  The venue is Swaby nr Alford, Lincs.

For further information please contact Janet & Patrick Doyle on  01507 481072 or

London News

Admissions in the London fraternity

On 10 April, there were three admissions to the London fraternity. The fraternity is delighted to welcome Augusta, Karoline, and Lynne.

Please keep them in your prayers.


Patricia Robinson (1922-2022)

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patricia Robinson. Pat had been president of the Lay Dominicans of our Province and also European president.

Her funeral took place on Wednesday 23 March at St. Osmund’s in Salisbury. The provincial, fr Martin Ganeri OP, presided and the sermon was given by fr Richard Conrad OP, with a contribution from Margaret Grant (who is also a past lay president).


The Dominican Family Seminar 2022

The 2022 seminar took place from 20 – 22 March, at Hinsley Hall in Leeds. After the cancellation of the 2021 seminar it was wonderful for all the different branches of the family to be together again, and to spend time in prayer and socialising, and hearing updates about the challenges of the last few years.