If you are new to our parish, our city, or our faith

Welcome

THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON

We are a warm and active parish, with a lot of opportunities to get involved.

Our news page will give you information on our masses, news, and regular weekly meeting opportunities. There is something going on every day of the week – still mostly online

GET TO KNOW US AND HELP US TO GET TO KNOW YOU

We are a community, and are keen to talk you through our opportunities and get to know you. Please fill in our contact form, and we will be in touch. Also please make yourself known to our welcomers at mass. They will be happy to tell you more  and point you in the right direction.

There are more great opportunities to join in in our weekly groups online on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. And we have coffee and social time after the 11:30 Sunday mass at St Joseph’s.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FAITH

Whether you’re thinking about christianity in general, want to progress in sacraments, or just want to refresh or extend your faith, we strongly recommend starting with our alpha programme. Read more about our programme and contact us to discuss.

We also see this as the first part of our RCIA programme for adults looking to be baptised or confirmed in our church. 

There are separate arrangements for baptism, first holy communion and confirmation for children – see here 

GET ACTIVE

We also live out our faith loving our neighbour, and meeting need across our local community.  We’d love you to get involved in our activities. These include:

We provide a food bank working out of St John the Baptist Hall, and will be developing this into a comprehensive and exciting new community hub 

We run a Lightbulb project, through which our volunteers provide very practical help to people in need in the community – both parishioners and referrals from outside.

We see welcoming and hospitality as a key ministry, and would want a much larger group of people involved than we have now – if you like talking to and getting to know people, please get in touch.

And if you have skills and interests in ministries like reader or music, make sure we know.