Parish News and Announcements  

St Joseph's 11 am Mass has been FULLY BOOKED for Sunday 1st August. Please do not try and attend if you have not booked a place as you risk being turned away.

Thanks for your co-operation in ensuring we maintain the safe space in our two church buildings. Again, thanks to our stewards. Our schools take a well-deserved break. I hope our teachers have a good rest after the horrendous year coping with the effects of Covid.


Bishop Robert Byrne CO, in consultation with the Episcopal Council, has taken both Clergy and Lay advice with regard to HM Government’s announcement about Step 4 of the Covid–19 Roadmap. Due to the very high infection rates across all areas of the Diocese, Bishop Robert has asked that Clergy retain all of the COVID control measures and cleaning protocols that they are currently following in all of our churches and church halls until at least the end of August 2021. In September there will be a review of available data and guidance to allow further decisions to be made regarding controls and protocols.

The full text of Bishop Robert’s statement is available on the Diocesan website here

A statement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales can also be read here