21st October

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.

Saturday 21st October 2017 at 7:30pm in the Rosary Shrine church.

Tickets £5 available online. Click here to book.

1st May

Monteverdi’s Vespers

Experience the brilliance, beauty and power of the 1610 Vespers

Camerata of Curiosities and His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, directed by Andrew Knowles, will perform the world-famous Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) in the Shrine church.

Monday 1st May 2017 (Bank Holiday) at 7:30pm.

Tickets available online at £25 and £15. Click here to book.

10th January

We Gaze With Joy Unending – Illustrated Talk on the Joyful Mysteries

Carol Ann Harnett, a Tutor at the School of the Annunciation, will give the first in our series of four illustrated talks on the Mysteries of the Rosary on Tuesday 10th January at 7:30pm in Blackfriars Hall. This is the first Rosary Shrine event of 2017, and all are very welcome to attend and deepen their appreciation of the Joyful Mysteries through an exploration of artists’ interpretations of the events they recall.

13th November

Closing of the Door of Mercy

As we reach the end of this extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, all the Holy Doors around the world will be closed on Sunday 13th November, before those in Rome are closed by the Pope the following Sunday. Our closing ceremony will take place at 5:15pm on Sunday 13th, followed by Solemn Vespers and then the usual 6pm Mass. All are very welcome to attend.

22nd October

Inauguration of the Rosary Shrine

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary at St Dominic’s Priory will be officially inaugurated by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, at a Mass celebrated at 12 noon on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Because we are expecting that many people will want to attend, admission to the church for this Mass will be by ticket. To put your name down for a place, please email

22nd October

Prayer Vigil in thanksgiving for new Shrine

The inaugural Shrine mass will take place on Saturday 22nd October at 12pm (see Fr Thomas to book a place). This will be followed that same evening by a prayer vigil in thanksgiving for the elevation of the Church to Shrine status, and for the renewal of the Church in this country. We pray that Our Lady will claim her dowry!

The Vigil will begin at 8pm on Saturday 22nd October at St. Dominic’s with a Reconciliation service before the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Compline at approximately 9.30pm. A Eucharistic Rosary Procession will begin at 10pm and finish with Benediction around midnight. St. Dominic’s has 14 side chapels, each dedicated to a mystery of the Rosary. The high altar is dedicated to the Fifth Glorious Mystery: the Crowning of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven. The Procession will take us around the Church with the Blessed Sacrament, pausing at each altar for prayer and meditation. For those who are super keen there is also the option of all-night adoration in the Lady Chapel at the altar of Our Lady of the Rosary.

  • There is no need to book for the event: people should feel able to stay for as much or as little of the vigil as they feel able.
  • The event is free but all donations are welcome.
  • If you need accommodation, there is a limited number of beds available for students and young adults at a local backpackers hostel, which will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

For more information contact Fr. Nicholas Paul Crowe OP

24th September

Dominican Rite Sung Mass

Join us for the next of our monthly Masses in the Dominican Rite (the classic Latin-language rite used by the Order of Preachers), sung at the Lady Altar in our church as part of our celebrations of the Dominican Order’s 800th Jubilee. 11.30 – 12.30pm on the last Saturday of every month. All welcome.

22nd September

Find out more about the Rosary Shrine

There will be the opportunity for parishioners to find out more about the new Rosary Shrine at St Dominic’s – what it is, and how it will help us to build and develop and the mission of the Parish – on Thursday 22nd September (a month before the launch) at 7:15pm. We will begin with a presentation in the church, as well as looking at some of the work that has been done in preparation for the launch, and there will then be a buffet supper in the Parish Hall. All welcome!

17th July

Picnic on the Heath

Join us on the slope by the running track on Hampstead Heath on Sunday from 1 to 4pm for our annual parish picnic – there will be games for the children (please bring footballs/frisbees/other sports equipment if you have them) and a few light refreshments, but please do also bring your own food and drink to help make a really enjoyable afternoon.

16th July

Tea Dance

Our last Tea Dance was so popular that we’re having another one – come along on Saturday afternoon for tea and cake, and dancing to some of the old classics.

1-4pm in the parish hall.

Support the Shrine

Our vision for the Shrine is for it to become an important centre for promoting the Christian faith through the Holy Rosary. We want to welcome many pilgrims from far and wide and ensure they have a valuable experience that deepens their faith and understanding.

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