• Heritage of Prayer

    Heritage of Prayer

    Liturgical prayer is at the heart of our life.

    Each day the Sisters chant the Divine Office in community, which includes Matins (on specific Dominican feasts & solemnities), Lauds, Midday Prayer, Vespers, and Compline.

    The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the very centre of our day (noon) from which all our actions tend towards and flow from.

  • Heritage of Sacred Study

    Heritage of Sacred Study

    Each Sister has two hours every weekday of individual theological study.

    Throughout the year all Sisters participate in community study weeks.

    For those in initial formation, there are additional classes given in house.

  • Heritage of Community

    Heritage of Community

    Striving to be of "one heart and one mind in Christ" in imitation of the early Church of the Apostles and the early Dominicans, the Sisters hold all things in common:

    - common table

    - common apostolate

    - common purse, and

    - common way of life, including daily recreation


  • Heritage of Mission

    Heritage of Mission

    Wholly dependent upon Divine Providence and in fidelity to the lived mendicant tradition of the early Dominicans, we do not hold salaried jobs nor engage in full-time employment through educational and/or health institutions.

    The Sisters are committed to the explicit preaching and teaching of the Gospel using every possible means to people of all ages and circumstances, and all levels of faith development for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.


The congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph contributes to the mission of the Order of Preachers by preaching and teaching the Catholic Faith, in communion with and under the supervision of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.

The sisters' apostolate of explicit proclamation of the Gospel flows from a common life of prayer, study and monastic observances, centred on the liturgical celebration of the mystery of Christ.

This preaching and teaching apostolate is wide-ranging, aimed at people of every age, at every level of faith development, in every circumstance, using every possible means, for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

All of our liturgies (Holy Mass; Divine Office; Adoration; prayer services) will be recorded and may be viewed online at www.churchservices.tv/lymington within the 90 days following the recording date. After that time, recordings will be destroyed; however, exceptions may apply and recordings could last longer if the sistes require it.

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Blog of our News and Events

Sep 17, 2019, 3:50 AM
25th Sunday of the Year
Sep 4, 2019, 4:20 AM
23rd Sunday Year C
Aug 28, 2019, 4:33 AM
22nd Sunday Year C

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Pray with us

07:00 Office of Readings & Lauds
12:00 Angelus & Midday Prayer
12:15 Holy Mass (Sunday 11:00)
17:00 Rosary & Evening Prayer
20:15 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Compline (Sunday 19:30)

Social events

Christmas Market: 30 Nov. (Sat), 12-2pm


Christmas Carol Service: 15 Dec (Sun), 3pm


Retreats for young women (18-35)

In Corde Christi Study Retreats:
11-13 October 2019

Amata Dei Retreat (Discernment)
22-24 November 2019


Sacred Triduum Retreat:
9-12 April 2020

Stay with us

We welcome guests throughout the year who wish to spend time with God and share our prayer in the beauty of the New Forest.

In addition, if you wish to come for a time of retreat we offer the following:

--> Basic Cost: £50 per 24 hours (full room & board) 
--> For spiritual direction or guided retreat: £70 per 24 hours (all inclusive) 
--> Non-residential spiritual direction or guided day-retreat sessions: £20

Come Away with the Lord Retreat Experience

Help needed:

The old stables on our property

are falling apart

Please consider helping us to transform them into a living area for the community by sending a donation.

Thank you!


Safeguarding Issues and Enquiries

The Dominican Sisters of St Joseph are a congregation of Diocesan Right, subject to the Diocesan Bishop of Portsmouth, and follow the National and Diocesan Guidelines for safeguarding issues

Portsmouth Diocese Safeguarding Policy and Contact

National Catholic Safeguarding Website

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Our work

Diocese of Portsmouth
Diocese of Portsmouth
Our sisters belong to the 'Formation for Mission' team, responsible for adult formation and catechesis in the diocese of Portsmouth.
Fanning the Flame
Fanning the Flame
Our ministry to children and young people, through summer camps, events, retreats and pilgrimages.
St John Paul II pilgrimage
St John Paul II pilgrimage
We organise a 50 miles walking pilgrimage to Walsingham every year for the intention of the New Evangelisation in England and Wales
Come Follow Me
Come Follow Me
We promote on-going catechesis for children, 'Come follow me', designed by Notre Dame de Vie Institute in Venasque, France.
We have produced accessible catechetical resources, introducing adults to the Catholic Faith through Scripture, Art and the Liturgy of the Church.

Our Chaplain

Fr. Richard's Homily Blog:

Dum Tacet Clamat

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St Dominic's Priory

St Dominic's Priory

Shirley Holms Road




tel: 01590681874

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