Parish News

Parish News

Last week’s offering amounted to£ 1,653.28 , including standing orders.

Church cleaners—One of our faithful cleaners at St Joseph has had to step down. New cleaners are needed to help complete the schedule. Could you give one or two hours every six weeks, to provide this service? If so, please contact the Parish Office.


If you have not yet collected your new envelopes, please contact Edward Burton (Gift Aid Organiser) and let him know in which Church you would like to collect them. Edward’s number is 01480 475361 or email at

Thinking of becoming a Catholic? — if anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church or exploring the possibility of doing so, please give your name to one of the Priests or the parish office.

Church Cleaning:  We urgently need new people to join the cleaning rota both at St. Joseph’s and St. Hugh’s. Please see the poster in the church porch or contact Gay Stonehouse on 810685 or Yvonne Clare on 742587

 Transport can be arranged for anybody who has difficulty getting to Sunday Mass. We also need more drivers for the minibus on a Sunday morning to join the rota.

Meetings and Events

BDCT Children’s Holiday club 5 -11 years


21st -23rd August 2018 9.30am – 12pm

an exciting action packed programme of sport, games, craft music and competitions.

Free admittance

Book in Advance. Forms at the back of the church and can be returned to

St Hughs fao of Margaret Fox


Claretian Family Day

Monday 27th August 2018

The ‘Claretian Family’ Day is on the Bank Holiday. This is an annual event to which everyone is invited. The day is an occasion for family and friends, associates and parishioners of all the Claretian churches in the UK to come together to share our faith and the spirit of St Anthony Mary Claret.  All are welcome to St Hugh’s, starting midday with a BBQ and finishing with tea after Mass which will be at 3.30pm.  There will be a Bottle stall, so bottles would be most welcome. CWL members are asked once again to help on Family Day preparing the teas, especially with contributions of cakes, preparing salads etc. and hands on the day for the barbeque and teas.  If you can help in any way at all, please sign up at the back of the churches.  


Development Worker for Caritas East Anglia

Do you have the skills needed to demonstrate the value of Catholic Social Action currently taking place in the diocese? Applications for this part-time paid role, which aims to encourage parishes to be more ambitious in what they seek to achieve, are invited by 30 September.  Further information from and applications to


Pilgrimages and Retreats

24th—29th July: Northern Saints Youth Pilgrimage for ages 16-35. Organised by the Diocese of East Anglia Ignite Youth Mission Team. Bookings must be received by 15th June.

11-17 August—Marriage and Family Life Pilgrimage Week at Walsingham. For further information, email

7th October: Walsingham Pilgrimage for the Sanctity of Life – Sunday 7th October, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Tickets: Adults £17.50, children and students £8.00. For more information:  To book, contact Emanuela: 01582 655246 or 07749 881 060


Learning about the Catholic Church. Are you, or is anyone you know, interested in learning more about the Catholic Church or how to join? Perhaps you are a baptised Catholic but have never been confirmed Just speak to one of the priests and sessions will be arranged for those interested.

Catholic papers and magazines are available at the back of church including The Universe, Catholic Times, Catholic Herald and Catholic Life.

There is an article on the importance of the Children’s Liturgy available on this website under ‘Catechesis’. You can click here to read it.

St Joseph’s Repository and Library is open on Sunday mornings and during parish office hours (see contacts page).