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Service Times

'Be assiduous in prayer at the appointed hours and times...When you pray to God in psalms and hymns let the words you utter be pondered in your hearts' (St Augustine, Rule, 2.1 and 3).

All are welcome to join the Dominican community for Mass and the Divine Office, which are celebrated publicly every day. A Sunday morning Mass is also celebrated at which families with young children are especially welcomed.

To download PDF files of details of the WEEKEND and WEEKDAY MASSES for the coming weeks at Blackfriars, then please click on the icons on the right hand side of this webpage (or at the bottom of this page if using a smaller portable device).

Times of regular WEEKEND MASSES AND CONFESSIONS and WEEKDAY MASSES can also be found below.


Regular Service Times


08:00 Mass

09:30 Family Mass

18:15 Mass and Vespers (combined)

The 8am Sunday Mass is a quiet Mass, without music. The 9.30am Family Mass has music and also has Children’s Liturgy groups for 0-5 years, 5-7 years and 7-11 years, which take place during the sermon. The 6.15pm Sunday Mass normally has Mass and Vespers combined, with the congregation joining the Dominican Community in the singing of the Mass and Office. 



18:15 Mass

18:45 Vespers

17:30-18:00 Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament (Mondays)

On major feasts Mass is celebrated with greater solemnity and is combined with Vespers.



18:15 Mass (not a Vigil Mass)

18:45 Vespers


Times of Confessions

Confessions are available in the church on Saturdays 12.30-1pm and 5.30-6.10pm. Confessions are also available throughout the week by asking in the lodge ( Monday - Friday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm (4pm on Fridays)).


Times of Masses and Confessions: St Aloysius' (Oxford Oratory) and the Catholic Chaplaincy

The nearby Parish Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga is served by the Fathers of the Oratory and the University of Oxford Catholic Chaplaincy is served by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and is also close by. Times of Masses and Confessions at St Aloysius' can be found here and times of Masses at the Catholic Chaplaincy can be found here


Polish Services

Sunday Mass in Polish now takes place at St Anthony's Parish, 115 Headley Way, OX3 7SS at 11.30am. For further information, please click here

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