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Public Worship to Continue

Public worship is able to continue during the new national lockdown, and so we will continue to offer Holy Mass publicly each day at 6pm and at 11.15am and 6pm on Sundays. You can read the statement from Cardinal Vincent Nichols here. If you do not feel comfortable or safe to attend Mass, particuarly if...

Online Course on the Trinity

An informal online course on Aquinas on The Trinity is being run by Sr Magdalene Eitenmiller, OP a sister of the Stone Congregation.  To sign up, email ThomisticStudies@gmail.com The course begins on Friday, 22 January, 7.30pm and no outside reading is required. A donation of £40 for the 8 week course (£5 per session) is requested...

Homilies & Spiritual Resources

January – the Month of the Holy Name The Church has entrusted to us the role of promoting devotion to the Most Holy Name of Jesus from the very earliest days of our Order. January is the month dedicated to the Holy Name, and one way of marking this devotion might be to recite the...

Year of St Joseph

Yesterday the Holy Father declared a Year of St Joseph, to run from 8 December 2020-8 December 2021. You can read the Holy Father’s Letter, Patris Corde and find information about the plenary indulgence granted to the faithful for the year.

Attending Mass at Blackfriars

It will be a real joy for us to be able to welcome you back after our latest lockdown in time for the holy season of Advent. Before Mass – Book a place Since reopening, we have had a booking system in place for attending Mass, this is partly so that we can have details...

‘New Blackfriars’ Scholarship Winner Announced

Many congratulations to April Wu, winner of the New Blackfriars Scholarship for 2020. April joins Blackfriars as a MSc student in Social Anthropology. She holds a first-class BA in Music from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and her undergraduate dissertation explores the music of late Schubert in light of Husserlian phenomenology, temporality, and early 19th-century aesthetics. April’s...

New Video Launches ‘Fighting Fund’ for Blackfriars Hall

In response to the grave impact of the Covid-19 crisis, Blackfriars launched today a new video. Starring a number of recent alumni, it draws attention to the harm being suffered at the current time by Blackfriars Hall, and urges our friends, supporters and alumni to donate to a ‘fighting fund’ to help us make it...

New Online Course – Aquinas on Christ

A new online course on St Thomas on Christ will run for the next nine weeks. The classes begin on Friday 16 October, and no outside reading is necessary. The course will be run by Sr Magdalene of the Stone Dominican Sisters. A donation of £40 is requested for the nine sessions, and this money...

New Academic Year

Arrivals and Farewells As well as the new arrivals for this coming academic year, a number of the brethren have left the community for other assignations. Fr John Farrell, OP has been reassigned to Leicester having completed a four year term as Master of Students. Fr Richard Ounsworth, OP having ended his work as Provincial...

The Bede Jarrett Scholarship for Women in Theology

Blackfriars Hall is delighted to congratulate Elizabeth Crabtree on becoming the first recipient of The Bede Jarrett Scholarship for Women in Theology. The Bede Jarrett Scholarship is a new award that has been created through generous donations to the campaign to commemorate the coming double anniversary in 2021 – marking 800 years since the first...