Meetings & Events

These are our scheduled meetings this year. If you are interested in joining us please email Ray Bayliss, Convenor


Hi Folks,
Just to clarify the intended dates and locations of our meetings for the rest of the year.

April – Friday 22, 6.45 – 8.30 (online)

May – Saturday 28, 12.00 – 5.30 (Stone)

June – Friday 24, 6.45 – 8.30 (online)

July – Saturday 23, 12 – 5.30 (Manchester – St Chad’s Oratory)

Aug – Friday  26, 6.45 – 8.30 (online)

Sept – Saturday 24, 12 – 5.30 (Liverpool – Chaplaincy)

Oct – Friday 28, 6.45 – 8.30 (online)

Nov – Saturday 26, 12 – 5.30 (Stone)

Dec – Friday 16 [rather than 23rd], 6.45 – 8.30 (online) 

If you can’t recall at any point we generally have the odd numbered month meetings on the 4th Saturday afternoon and the even numbered month meetings on the 4th Friday evenings (the exception being December where if the 4th Friday is too close to Christmas we bring it forward a week).


Ray Bayliss, Convenor, 28 March 2022


Save the Date

Dominicans love to meet and greet, they love to study, organise, preach and hear each other speak. Here are some key events in the calendar we in the NW like to pencil in each year on top of our monthly meetings.

Annual Fraternal Group Retreat – TBA

Each Fraternity or Fraternal Group is required to make an annual retreat. It may be as brief as one day or extend over a few days away. Ours is agreed at our monthly meetings in the course of the year.

Lay Dominican Assembly – usually in early September

Lay Dominicans assemble once a year from all over the province to hold a general meeting of the whole Lay Dominican family under our constitutions. It is a whole day event comprised of study and business required under our constitution.

Dominican Seminar – March 2023

Sisters, Brothers, Lay Dominicans, Secular Dominicans are invited to gather together, usually over a weekend, once a year to hear news or teaching. Previously, the event was held in January, in 2022, it was held in March. It is due again in March 2023.

Formation Officer Teresa’s Formation Events and Courses

Every Dominican is called to pray, study, preach and live a life of community. To help us in the NW to study, our Formation Officer Teresa suggests a few study resources below.