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Mass times

Our regular pattern is that weekday masses are at 9:30am at St John the Baptist (except Thursdays) and 6pm at St Joseph’s (except Mondays).  For Sundays there is the 6pm Saturday vigil mass and the 11am Mass at St John the Baptist, and 11am and 5:30pm masses at St Joseph’s.

Mass times – particularly for weekday masses are subject to change, so please double check in our newsletter for up to the minute information

CONFESSION. We have confessions from 11 to 11:45am on Saturday mornings at St Joseph’s, and after 930am mass on Saturdays at St John the Baptist, or by arrangement with a priest.

For events for students and young adults see the page here.

The regular pattern of meetings each week is:

Tuesday 7:30pm  – Faith Discussion group  ID: 961 6167 6521

Wednesday 8pm Lectio Divina ID: 923 2797 7736

Thursday / 10am: parish discussion group ID: 924 5200 1507

Meeting Opportunities

We run two weekly discussion and community groups online – on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings.  The format is very simple – we gather and catch up with each other, watch some video input on a significant topic, and then discuss what we have heard. Each week is self contained, and all are welcome to join, whether for a single week or more regularly.

On Wednesdays at 8 there is an hour of prayer and reflection on the upcoming Sunday gospel led by monks from Worth Abbey

Parish Wellbeing Group and Mental Health Awareness Week

We have created a new page on our website for our Parish Wellbeing Group.

There you will find news and information from the group

The first article highlights the current Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosting Ukrainian Refugees

Although there is less in the news now about displaced Ukrainian people and the Government scheme to enable them to settle here, the need remains and is still acute. We know a number of people have considered hosting an individual or family, but may have been put off by how complex it seems. The Catholic Church, through Caritas Social Action Network and Saint John of God Hospitaller Services, is now launching a strong support scheme to make it easy for Catholics to host guests – their service includes matching, support with all paperwork, and transport of guests.

If you are in a position to consider hosting contact the office and we will give you full information.

St Joseph's Hall Redevelopment

We are embarking on an ambitious project to improve parish facilities and integrate university chaplaincies
We have now received planning permission, and are progressing with tendering and applying for grants.
Soon we will be clear on timeline and will be providing regular updates on progress.

From Easter to Pentecost - Diocesan course

The Diocese has set up a set of 7 sessions called “The Promise of the Father” with outstanding speakers and opportunities for discussion to help us prepare for Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. In our parish we are following this course on Tuesday evenings at 7:30. There is both an in person opportunity – in the parish room at St Joseph’s, and and online one on  So do join us on the 16th for the first session.

The Fitzherbert Community Hub

The Fitz – our ‘pay as you feel’ community cafe is now open five days a week! Opening for tea, coffee and cakes, and serving lunch from 12pm. 

Tuesday – Friday – 10:30am-3pm

Saturday 12:30-14:30

Click the link to watch Herb Nahapiet explaining the Hub facilities and mission

Congratulations to Fr Aidan

for the 40th anniversary of his Ordination – we had a wonderful celebration as you can see

Our New Resource Page

See our resource page, providing links to good things to watch, listen to, or read.