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Blackfriars Poverty in Britain Group

Blackfriars Poverty in Britain Group was set up in Summer 2014 by a group of people who attend the Sunday 9.30 family Mass at Blackfriars Dominican Priory in Oxford.

Our aim is to raise awareness of the problem of poverty and inequality in Oxford, its surrounding communities, and the UK more widely, and to take action in a range of ways to improve the situation.

The 9.30 Mass has for a number of years collected food for Oxford’s Community Emergency Foodbank, and supported the Gatehouse Drop-in Centre for the homeless and poorly housed in Oxford.  The Poverty in Britain Group seeks to gather together and supplement these activities, and to keep issues of poverty and the people who struggle with it in our minds and prayers throughout the year.

We organise termly speakers from Oxford and beyond to talk after Mass about specific aspects of poverty and inequality.

Our first speaker, in September 2014, was Jane Benyon, Founder of the Community Emergency Foodbank.

For more information, please click here.

News & Events

28th Sep
New Dominican Jubilee Scholar

Blackfriars Hall welcomes the new Dominican Jubilee Scholar, John Shinkwin.

1st Aug
Graduation Friday 29th July 2016

Many congratulations to Linda Eggert, Ramesh Pattni, Ying Mao, Simon Chelley, Joshua Hemmings-Buckler and Margaret Woods who graduated on Friday.

14th Jul
Alumni Dinner 17 Sept 2016 - Now Booking

Bookings are now open so grab a place while you can!

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