Welcome to the website of
the Catholic Parish of St. Joseph and St. Hugh

Updated 10 July 2020

The Sacrement of Reconciliation is available
Saturdays at St Hugh’s from 9.45am to 10.15am

Public Mass Schedule for the Week of 11/12 July 2020:


St Hugh’s

St Joseph’s









Church closed

Church closed





No Mass.
Private Prayer 10 to 12 noon

No Mass.
Private Prayer 10 to 12 noon







The churches will remain locked at all other times.

Instructions on Returning to Mass 

The Guidelines for attending Mass can be found on the Parish News page (see header at the top of this page).

 Call for Stewards

Your priests are very happy and willing to return to saying public Masses and look forward to seeing you again. However, the safety of parishioners is paramount, and we must have 2 stewards on duty at all times when the churches are open. This is non-negotiable and without stewards there can be no Masses (Catholic Bishops’ Conference).
 Duties of stewards include ensuring everyone sanitises their hands on entry and exit, guiding people to maintain social distancing at all times, and the cleaning/sanitising of surfaces after each Mass. Full instructions will be provided.
 Thank you very much to those parishioners who have already volunteered for stewarding duties to enable us the open the churches for private prayer. Now we appeal to more of you to take on this role. Please be generous and respond positively by giving your details (telephone number) to the Parish Office, stating which Mass(es) you are able to cover.
The more volunteers we have, the more public Masses will be celebrated so that we can return to our normal programme.


Latest News

St Neots FoodBank

Would you be interested in becoming a  Foodbank Trustee from St. Joseph’s? Ideally it would be someone who has some knowledge of property and / or law, but in practice it would just be nice to have representation for St. Joseph’s. If interested, please contact the Parish Office for a chat to enquire.

Caritas – CAFOD Webinar

Caritas East Anglia will be hosting our first webinar on Wednesday 29th July, jointly with CAFOD., entitled ‘Reimagining Love in Action – Preparing the Future.’  It will go out live 6.30-8pm.
The aim of the event is to learn about the projects of those taking part, to inspire others to realise that God may be calling them to do similar and to begin the conversation about shaping the future.  Pope Francis has asked us to prepare the future, rather than preparing for the future, so we would do well to begin a conversation about how we might work towards that in East Anglia.
We have invited participants from across the diocese who have been instrumental in setting up a variety of new projects, or have adapted existing projects, in response to need during lockdown.  It will be chaired by Ged Edwards from the national Caritas office, CSAN.  Bishop Alan Hopes will record a welcome and opening prayer.
To attend the webinar, you will need to register, which you can do here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4870236585770331152

Sacramental Preparation Classes

The closing for date for applications for First Communion, Confirmation and RCIA is 23rd August 2020. First Communion candidates must be Year 3 and above. Confirmation candidates must be Year 9 and above. Application forms were included with the parish update from 28 June. Alternatively, application forms can be found below:
Adult, RCIA Application form
First Holy Communion APPLICATION 2020-21
Confirmation APPLICATION 2020 – 2021


Let us remember the sick of our parish in our valuable prayers!

Pam Ostler, Adrian Taggart, Anne Gilchrist, Stella Beavor, James ‘Jim’ Dermody, Ruth Clapham, Ken Houghton, Ann Page, Charles Marr, Hilton Rowlings, Andrew Madden
Note: Please send the names of the sick if you think that the parish should remember them in our daily prayers. I offer a mass for the sick of our parish every week. May God grant them speedy recovery!


 Names of the recently deceased:

Let us remember them in our special prayers. ‘May their souls and souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace’. Amen

Mrs. Joyce Evelyn Walsh, Mrs. Mary Corcoran, Mr. Stephen Henderson, Mr. Anthony John Scott, Mrs. Eunice Frances Waller, Mr. William Terence Monaghan, Eileen Thomas, Mrs. Yolanda Ruiz Albarillo, Mrs. Josephine Thody, Mr. Stanley T. Brown, Desmond Cranwell, Matthew Collingwood, Val Bruning, Beryl Webber, Terry Westney Heffer, Angela Kingsford


  Parish Mass intentions for the coming week can be found by clicking on the Mass and Service Times tab at the top of this page.


 A Message from the Gift Aid Organiser (Edward Burton)

Firstly, I would like to thank all those of you who have made alternative arrangements to make their donations during the current ‘lock-down’ period when there are no Masses and no alternative ways of making cash donations.  This is greatly appreciated.
Secondly, it is a requirement of the Gift Aid system, that the Diocesan Office is notified of any change of address and, most importantly, if any donor no longer pays tax.  IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE UNCHANGED YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING.  If you have moved or are no longer a taxpayer, please let me know – my contact details are below.
If anybody has any questions concerning Gift Aid (or wishes to know more about the scheme) please feel free to contact me.  I wish you well during these difficult times.
email:-  eandkb@yahoo.com
phone:- 01480 475361
 A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales: A People who Hope in Christ – FINAL


Mass Online

Online Mass remains available following the opening of churches for public Masses.  Live Catholic Mass Directory
For a list of Catholic radio broadcasts, please follow this link:  https://www.rcdea.org.uk/catholic-broadcasters-bring-uplift-during-lockdown/

 If you are self-isolating and are unable to obtain necessary supplies,
please contact the Parish Office on 01480 472587.
Or email the parish at
parishpriest.stjosephsthugh@gmail.com or stjosephsthugh@gmail.com 


Parish notices are being sent out by email when possible. If you haven’t received an email from the parish, please email stjosephsthugh@gmail.com to be added to the list


About Our Parish

The Parish of St Joseph in St Neots, and St Hugh of Lincoln, Buckden is located in the Diocese of East Anglia and is in the pastoral care of the Claretian Missionaries, who are based, along with the Claret Retreat & Conference Centre, within the complex known as Buckden Towers Cambridgeshire, England, UK. On this website you can: check Mass times, as well as the times of other services; look up information on the Children’s Liturgy and Sacraments under Catechesis; discover the different groups for all ages and interests available in the Parish Community; keep track of the latest events being held in your area under the Parish News heading.

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