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.

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 .


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


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.

Events North East

Day of Reflection for Lent: North East

On Saturday 19 March, the North East Fraternal Group held a Day of Reflection, on the theme ‘St. Dominic and the Cross’. 17 people met in Durham (with a few more joining by Zoom), and many more joined us for Mass in the middle of the day.

Cambridge Events

Bridging the Gap

C.atherine Wallis-Hughes of the London Fraternity will be joining a panel at an event on Vocations at Fisher House in Cambridge. The Vocations Panel takes place on Thursday 10 March at 8.00pm. and will also be live-streamed on the website at

Edinburgh Events

Ukraine: Peacemaking When it Hurts

The Albertus Institute in Edinburgh (jointly with the School of Divinity’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues) are running a colloquium on peacekeeping in Ukraine on Friday 11th March from 4.30-6pm, on Zoom and in person at New College, Mound Place.

Here is the link to register, which has details of speakers:

Events London News

Litany of the Dominican Saints for Peace

“Even now,” declares the Lord,  “return to me with all your heart,

    with fasting and weeping and mourning.…

sound the trumpet, declare a holy fast… gather the people”

Joel 2:12, 15

The Master of the Order has published a letter for Ash Wednesday, asking us to pray the Litany for Peace during Lent.

A group of Lay Dominicans will join together online to pray this Litany at 1pm on Fridays of Lent. If you are interested in taking part in this, please email Catherine Wallis-Hughes: to receive the Zoom link.


Dominicans on Radio Maria: 7 February

On Monday 7 February, at 11.15am, you can hear Fr. Dominic White OP and Marystella Ramirez Guerra, a Lay Dominican, talking on Radio Maria’s ‘Word of Life’ programme.

Fr. Dominic and Marystella will be talking about their work with the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, the Roman Catholic House of the Cambridge Theological Federation. The Institute works in collaboration with other Christian (Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran, United Reformed) houses of the Foundation, providing research and teaching courses for the Universities of Cambridge, Durham, and Anglia Ruskin, for people training in Christian Theology for ordained and lay ministry, as well as working with local dioceses on the Certificate in Religious Studies.

Fr. Dominic, who is Director of Research, will be talking about the formal degrees the Institute offers and Marystella will focus on the current lecture series ‘Women Who Changed the Church’.


Dominican Seminar: March 2022

This year’s Dominican Seminar will be held at Hinsley Hall Conference and Pastoral Centre, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX between Sunday 20 and Tuesday 22 March. The seminar is an event for the whole Dominican family, friars, sisters and lay Dominicans.

The focus of this year’s Seminar is Preaching the Word: present challenges and future possibilities.

Due to the pandemic the seminar had to be cancelled in 2021 and it was nearly cancelled again this year but the decision was taken to go ahead but in March rather than January.

For further information about the seminar and how to book, please contact your fraternity or fraternal group.