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


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


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).