Confirmation Preparation
Confirmation Preparation

It’s not too late to join our young people in Year 8 and above who are exploring whether they would like to be confirmed, or just want to discover more about their faith.

Sessions are weekly and include a meal, video and discussion. Choose from either Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 6:30pm–8:30pm.

No commitment is needed for the first few weeks so come along to see what it’s all about!


Session 2: Jesus: Who is he?

Tue 19th Jan at Delancey -or- Wed 20th Jan at St Joseph’s

Contact Tom:  Tel: 07781 129310 / E-mail:


Administration Assistant Position - Notre Dame School 
Administration Assistant Position – Notre Dame School 

Administration Assistant Position – Notre Dame School

We are currently advertising for an admin assistant who will be based primarily at the Infant School. This is a permanent post of 25 hours per week (9:00am-3:00pm with 1 hour lunch break), 38 weeks a year (term-time) plus the equivalent of one week by mutual agreement.

It is strongly suggested you contact Mrs Robertshaw if you are interested in applying for this position.

The closing date is Friday 22nd January 2021.


Life Changing Ministry - Breakfast - 23rd Jan - 8:30am
Life Changing Ministry – Breakfast – 23rd Jan – 8:30am

Life Changing Ministry Ecumenical Event

Breakfast on Saturday 23rd January at 8:30am – £8.00.

Speakers Jan Le Billon & Alison Hunt.

To reserve a place contact – Tel: 07781 435420 / E-mail:


Laudato Si Meeting - 20th Jan - 7:00pm - St Joseph's Youth Room
Laudato Si Meeting – 20th Jan – 7:00pm – St Joseph’s Youth Room

Laudato Si Group meeting om Wednesday 20th January at 7:00pm in St Joseph’s Youth Room.

Climate Change is a worldwide problem and of our environmental efforts may seem insignificant but Pope Francis urges us to keep on trying as every small action we take helps.


Mothers Prayer Group - 29th Jan - 10:30am
Mothers Prayer Group – 29th Jan – 10:30am

Mothers Prayer Group on Friday 29th January with tea/coffee at 10:30am and prayers start at 11:00am at Christine’s house.

Do take this opportunity to come and pray for your children and grandchildren.

No commitment to come every month.

For details Tel: 259995 / E-mail


If you would like to see some of the prayers we use.


Bereavement Support Group
Bereavement Support Group

Will meet on the last Friday of every month, starting Friday 29th January 10.00am-11.00am in the Billy & Leslie Norman Rooms, L’Abbaye, Vale (at the side of the Vale Church).

If you would like more information please contact Beverley – Tel: 01481 242192



The Year of St Joseph
The Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis has announced a year of St Joseph in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Saints proclamation as patron of the universal Church. The year began on December 8th 2020 and will run until the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec 8th 2021). Here at St Joseph’s we have special reason to embrace this year and will commence our celebrations with a Mass on March 19th the feast of St Joseph. We will then continue through the year with reflections, information and more practical ways in which we can discover more about this great saint whose discreet hidden presence goes by largely unnoticed on a daily basis. Do watch for more information on this special year in the life of the parish.


Missio APF
Missio APF

I’m delighted to report that the final figure for 2020 was £4,362; some 90% of the 2019 figure!

Warm congratulations for your loyal and generous support.

Thank you. Richard


Retiring Collection
Retiring Collection

Next weekend we take the annual second collection in support of your Cathedral in Portsmouth.

This collection is the only support our Cathedral receives from the wider Diocesan family.

A ‘Give as you Live’ page has also been created to enable you to donate online at:

Understandably, we all are aware that these are difficult times for us all, but please give generously to support your cathedral.


Happy Blessed New Year
Happy Blessed New Year

Fr Chris, Fr Nishan and Fr Gaston thank you all for the cards and gifts received and for your Christmas offerings.

Special thanks to ALL who helped prepare the Churches for Christmas including the cleaners, musicians, choirs, welcomers, flower arrangers etc.