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 .


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
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.

London Professions

Lifetime Profession

Congratulations to Simon Hewitt, of the London fraternity, who made his lifetime profession during the Dominican Family Seminar at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, on 20 March. Please keep Simon in your prayers.

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: