News and Events

The 2020 Hilfield Calendar is now on sale! - posted 18th September 2019

The 2020 Hilfield Calendar is now on sale.

Each page contains lovely photos of life at the Friary. A single calendar costs £5 each plus £1.50 postage and packing. Add 50p postage for each extra calendar.

Please contact Sara at the Friary on 01300 342311, email or write to Sara Whistance, The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE. You can pay by cheque made payable to ‘Society of St Francis’, card or direct transfer – details on request.

Audio/Visual Equipment available at Hilfield Friary

  • Projector with built in DVD player&speakers
  • Laptop with hdmi/usb/VGA & office pro 2019
  • Projector screen in rec room
  • Hearing aid loop system in rec room
  • Speaker system for audio equipment (3.5mm)
  • Bluetooth speaker(small)
  • Various leads etc

Our new Conservation Cloister - posted 1st July 2019

Here is our new Conservation Cloister.  It has information about all of Hilfield’s diverse plant species and the wildlife that can be seen there.

Why not come and visit us to see it and then enjoy our Wildlife Trails around the Friary land.

Take a look at our Conservation Page

SSF Book Sale - posted 18 March 2019

The last few copies of some of our SSF publications are available at a reduced price. Please contact Sara Whistance at Hilfield:

Email or phone 01300 342311 if you would like to order any. (Prices exclude postage and packaging)

Visit our Conservation Group page on Facebook - posted 15 March 2019

Visit our Hilfield Conservation Group page. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s going on. Richard Thornbury, our land manager, always has something interesting to post.

Franciscans worldwide films

There are some great films about Franciscans all over the world made by Br Christopher John our Minister General SSF.  Take a look:


SHARES has a new website

We now have our own website – see

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