ESC ImprisonmentDance performance by Eliot Smith Company, 12 November 7.30 pm

Our friends Eliot Smith Company are back with a double bill UK premiere:

IMPRISONMENT, choreographed by Eliot Smith

SPACE, choreographed by international choreographer Maggie Boogaart supported and funded by Arts Council England

Thursday 12 Nov 19:30PM at St. Dominic’s Priory, Book tickets online (£12/£10) or buy on the door.

To whet your appetite, here‘s a feature on Eliot Smith Company in Westminster Cathedral’s Oremus Magazine (scroll down to page 17 of the pdf).

Strawberry Tea

A great success – we were delighted to welcome so many new visitors!

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Day of Recollection for Church Musicians

800px-Memling_Angel_Musicians_02Do you sing in the choir, lead the singing or play the organ at your church?

Do you sometimes wonder how music and Christian faith fit together?

Come for a day of reflection and resourcing at

St. Dominic’s, Saturday 21st March, 10 to 4 pm

The ministry of music is one of the most important but most neglected in the church. Fr. Dominic White OP, an organist and director of the St. Dominic’s choir, will be looking at the spirituality of music in the Bible and Christian tradition, as well as getting us singing!

We begin with Parish Mass at 10 am. Bring and share lunch. Suggested donation for the day: £5.

Please note that this is open to ALL church musicians, amateur as well as professional! Please contact Fr. Dominic by Commenting on this post.

Christmas Midnight Mass


We’re very proud of the St. Dominic’s Choir: only three months after refounding, they restored the great St. Dominic’s tradition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah at Midnight Mass! For more photos of Midnight Mass, click here.

Three great events for December:

Thursday 11 December


Our Writer in Residence, B. Mason Judy, will be reading from his pieces about St. Dominic’s. Thursday 11 December, 7 pm at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab. For more, including how to book your free ticket, click here.

Sunday 14 December

Conjunction, a neighbourhood Christmas celebration created by our partners The Holy Biscuit. Includes contributions from Eliot Smith Dance Company and Fr. Dominic. Sunday 14 December, 3-5 pm, at The Holy Biscuit. For more, click here.

Tuesday 16 December

OUR NEXT FILM, Joyeux Noel (Happy Christmas), a Christmas special! In St. Dominic’s Winter Chapel, Tuesday 16th December at 7 pm. Click here for more including a trailer.

St. Dominic’s Christmas Fayre

A GREAT SUCCESS! Many thanks to all came and all who helped.

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Upcoming performance by Eliot Smith Dance Company at St. Mary’s Cathedral

Inner RetrievalOur friends Eliot Smith Dance Company, who performed to great acclaim at the St. Dominic’s Late Shows, are presenting their new Arts Council-funded work Inner Retrieval at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, on Saturday 25th October, 7.30 pm (tickets £5 from Pauline Books and Media or on the door).

Tyneside Irish Festival 16-26 October

St PatrickSt. Dominic’s church came into being largely through through the big Irish immigrations of the mid-19th century. From 16-26 October Newcastle is celebrating this part of its heritage, and the programme includes film screenings at our neighbours’, the Star & Shadow cinema. And come and say a prayer to St. Patrick in our church – open for Sunday Masses and as usual on Wednesday afternoons!

The Heritage Weekend Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 September  20140914_164526-2_resizedwas a great success, with some 140 visitors, many of them coming to St. Dominic’s for the first time. Click here for more photos. A big thankyou to our dedicated team of volunteers, and Eliot Smith Company. and more! We are very grateful to the Mrs FHM Delacour Will Trust for funding this event.

Starting on Sunday 7th September, building on the great group of singers who came together for ChoirChristmas and Easter, we’re a REGULAR SUNDAY CHOIR at the 10 am Mass. First rehearsal Thursday 4th September 7-8.30 pm. If you sing and read music (or are happy to learn), and would like to explore music as a spirituality in a friendly community environment, please contact Fr. Dominic via this page.

Our FILM SCREENINGS in collaboration with The Holy Biscuit resume on Tuesday 9th September with The Kite Runner. Click here for more information including the full 2014-15 programme.


St. Dominic’s was the starting point for DANCING THE OUSEBURN at 2 pm last Sunday, an innovative choreographed tour of the Ouseburn Arts Quarter by Eliot Smith Company, in collaboration with Ouseburn Trust. Click here for some photos.

DAncing the Ouseburn

Following on the success of Angelic Light, St. Dominic’s very first contribution to the Late Shows, we’ve got much more planned!

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First, the popular open afternoons on Wednesdays 2-5 pm during May are being extended through the summer. Come in and have some sanctuary in our beautiful church.

Sunday 17 August 2pm, starting at St. Dominic’s: a Dance Walk around the Ouseburn Arts Quarter by Eliot Smith Dance Company, The Rise and Fall of the Ouseburn.

Saturday 8th November: The traditional St. Dominic’s Christmas Fayre: bargain Christmas shopping and lots of fun for everyone!

And visit our neighbours…

The Holy Biscuit, with whom we collaborate on film screenings:

And Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, who have some great summer events planned.


One Response to Events

  1. Plenty! Look at the Film Screenings page for starters. And we’ve got concerts starting in March – watch this space!

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