The Dominican Friars


St Fra Angelico, The Dominican Saints Altarpiece of San Domenico, now in the National Gallery, London

Fr John Neill, previous parish priest of St Benedict’s Church and a current part-time uni chaplain, is a member of the Order of Preachers, more commonly known as the Dominicans.  Fr John belongs to the Pacific Dominican Province of the Assumption. The Dominican presence in our parish, which comes as part of a long history of Religious at St Benedict’s, including Franciscans, Benedictines, Sisters of the Good Samaritan and Marist Brothers, has brought another dimension to parish life. We parishioners feel enriched by the Dominican charism of preaching and commitment to communal prayer.

For further information on the Dominicans, their founder St Dominic and the Dominican charism, see the Order’s website.