Blackfriars’ 800th Birthday

2nd August 2021

On 15th August, we will be celebrating exactly 800 years since the foundation of the first Oxford priory in 1221, and 100 years since the foundation of the current priory!

Dominican Jubilee website

As a central focus for the various events happening around our Province to celebrate this Jubilee Year (running till summer 2022), we have set up a special website,

Pilgrimage Walk to Oxford

Starting from Ramsgate in Kent on 1st August 2021, Brs Bede and John from our priory will be joining former residents Frs Samuel Burke and Toby Lees, to walk in the footsteps of those first friars in 1221.

You can catch up with their journey online, via the short videos posted by the walkers.

You too can get involved:

  • The walkers will be preaching and posting daily on social media, including videos. Follow the walkers.
  • You are welcome to send prayer intentions to
  • You can walk along with them. The final leg on 15 August runs from Dorchester-on-Thames to Oxford, or join them for other legs: full details.