27th January

Celebrating St Thomas Aquinas

The feast of St Thomas Aquinas, the “Angelic Doctor”, is on 28th January, which falls on a Sunday this year. As such, we shall be celebrating St Thomas on the preceding Saturday here in the Rosary Shrine.

There will be a votive Mass of St Thomas at 10am on Saturday 27th January, followed by Adoration and the Rosary; St Thomas is also called the “Eucharistic Doctor” because of the depth of his teaching on the mystery of the Eucharist. During the time of Adoration, there will be a short feverino preached by Fr Lawrence Lew, OP.

At around 11:15am the morning will conclude with an Enrollment Ceremony for the Angelic Warfare Confraternity (AWC). This is one of the Confraternities under the care of the Dominican Order. A confraternity is a fellowship of Catholics united for a common cause, and the AWC is under the patronage of Our Lady and St Thomas Aquinas. The aim of the AWC is to pray for the gift of chastity and holy purity. It is on account of St Thomas’s chastity, which he received as a gift from God, that he is called the “Angelic Doctor”.

All existing members of the AWC are invited to the Rosary Shrine for these celebrations, and if you wish to be enrolled in the AWC, please do come. For more information contact:

16th March

Scott Hahn Lecture

We are delighted to welcome the renowned speaker and author Dr Scott Hahn to give our first annual Rosary Shrine Lecture.

Dr Hahn holds the Father Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio, USA) and has written extensively on the scriptural foundations of Catholic theology, as well as working to advance the new evangelization called for by Pope St John Paul II.

Friday 16th March 2018 at 7:30pm in the Rosary Shrine church.

Tickets £5 available online. Click here to book.

***UPDATE*** Due to unavoidable circumstances, we have moved this event to 16 March 2018. If you have booked and are unable to make the new date, please click on the link in the email you received from EventBrite to view and cancel your order, or email

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