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Dominican friars give up all personal property at their solemn profession.

The generous support provided by lay people has always been essential to our mission. 

Here are the details of our most important needs at this time.

General Support

The financial situation of the Province and its various priories is often precarious. 

Until recent years, any major needs for funds, such as urgent building works, were met by selling off properties – but we reached a point where we could not do this any more without undermining our mission. 

Since 2012, our strategy has changed, and we are now seeking to fundraise in order to sustain and develop our work.

Your gift for general support will be directed by us to the areas of greatest need.

• £800,000 per year

Support our Local Missions

Each of our priories has a unique mission. Your donation will assist the work they do. 

Oxford

Blackfriars, Oxford, is a Dominican priory hosting 

  • Blackfriars Hall: an Oxford University hall - for study and research
  • The Studium: a centre for clergy training - for several religious orders
  • A vibrant congregation of Mass-goers

Blackfriars' 800th Anniversary Campaign is currently seeking to build our next century of mission in Oxford. 

• Up to £3.7m needed by August 2021

London

St Dominic's, Haverstock Hill, is a large parish in north London and now the diocesan Shrine of the Holy Rosary.  

The 'Future Decades' campaign is seeking to create the best environment for parishioners and pilgrims alike. 

• £2m needed to achieve our goals

Cambridge

Blackfriars, Cambridge, is the home of the Province's noviciate.

• over £60,000 needed each year

Leicester

Holy Cross Priory is a large city-centre parish. We are fundraising for the new Frassati Centre as a focus for our mission to the local community.

• £800,000 needed

Edinburgh

St Albert's is a parish and deeply involved in chaplaincy ministry to the three universities of Edinburgh. 

• over £110,000 needed each year

Other Province Needs

University Chaplaincies Fund - ministry to students and academic

St Martin's Missions - serving the people of the Caribbean

Training Fund - supporting the initial and ongoing formation of the friars

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