News & Events

First Rosary Shrine Newsletter Published

May 13th 2017

Eight months after the Rosary Shrine was inaugurated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the first Rosary Shrine Newsletter has been published, with an update on works and events which have already taken place at the Shrine, as well as details of

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Sponsored Skydive Successfully Completed

May 2nd 2017

In response to the fundraising campaign for the Rosary Shrine, parishioner Wendy Searle volunteered to do a sponsored parachute jump to raise money for this new project. Her courage has already generated a great response, with over £1,200 given in

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St Thomas as Guide to the Rosary Mysteries

April 16th 2017

On Saturday 25th March the Rosary Shrine hosted its first day conference in Blackfriars Hall. Four talks were given on the insights into the mysteries we contemplate in the Rosary which are found in the works of the great Dominican theologian St Thomas Aquinas.

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Holy Week and Easter Service Times

April 12th 2017

Holy Thursday 8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday 3pm Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Saturday 9pm Easter Vigil

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Bishop Nicholas visits St Dominic’s

February 23rd 2017

Bishop Nicholas Hudson, who is responsible for the parishes in our part of the Diocese, made a visitation of St Dominic’s on the weekend of the 18th and 19th February.

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Rosary Shrine Vigil of Thanksgiving

November 10th 2016

Following the inauguration of the Rosary Shrine at St. Dominic’s, a prayer vigil was held that same evening in thanksgiving for the elevation of the Church to shrine status, to ask the the mission of the Shrine to promote the

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Rosary Shrine Inaugurated

October 24th 2016

On Saturday 22nd October, our church was packed as people travelled from far and wide to witness the inauguration of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary at St Dominic’s. Parishioners were joined by friends of the Dominican Order

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Sponsored Walk raises money for Rosary Shrine

October 11th 2016

On Saturday morning, a group of parishioners walked from St Dominic’s to the site of the mediaeval Dominican priory, which gives the name – Blackfriars – to the area of London where it once stood. Covering a distance of over

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Church restoration – update

September 17th 2016

Latest news on the restoration of our church Thanks to the generosity of donors, we have been able to push ahead with the first phase of restoration works, leading up to the shrine’s inauguration on 22 October. Fresh gilding on

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Jubilee Pilgrimage to Italy

July 15th 2016

From 1st to 7th July, the Dominican parishes in London and Leicester joined together for a pilgrimage to Italy. In this 800th Jubilee Year of the Dominican Order, we visited the shrine of St Dominic in Bologna and the shrine of St Catherine

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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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