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Parish Day

a message from Fr Michael...

Chalfont Fair was an instituion of St Joseph's Parish.  It became phenomenal in the sense of size and success and money.  It engaged scores of parishioners in its running.  Few stayed at home on fair day. There were some wonderful shows - the Red Arrows, Parachutes, the Household Cavalry (including Sefton the famous horse who survived the IRA bombing).  There was dog handling, good as new bargain tent, there was energy and excitement on the day. There was fun and giving and goodness and goodwill in the planning, the taking part and the tidying up.  There was a closing presentation in the Parish Centre where half the money was handed over to local charities and half went to parish funds.  A few successive years of rain and tent toppling winds put paid to Chalfont Fair.

Parish Day has evolved since then and the weeks leading up to it are raffle tickets, bottles, sweeties, knick-knacks, plastic bags around the Priory, entertainment preparation and the familiar buzz of getting ready. Small can be beautiful too and the lovely summer included Parish Day in its happy list.  We topped £10,000 - yipee!!!

 

Our History

St. Joseph's Church and Priory on Austenwood Common, Gerrard's Cross, has grown in two stages, from modest beginnings in 1913 to the large and flourishing church of today... Read more

  

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Parish AGM

The Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday, 28th September. This meeting was open to all and was attended by just over 50 parishioners.  Meeting Minutes will be available in due course.  Please read the 2014 Annual Report to find out more about what is happening in the parish and the many volunteer groups that keep everything going.
 

St Vincent de Paul:
Concern is not Enough

The SVP in England & Wales has around 10,000 members who, last year, made nearly 500,000 visits to those in need.  September is SVP Awareness Month and the theme for this year is “Concern is not Enough”. 
 
 
If you share our concern for those in need, and would like to turn that concern into action, why not consider joining the Society or volunteering your services.  We are always in need of new members, auxiliaries and/or drivers to carry out our work – if you would like to find out more, please contact the Parish Office. 
 

Baptism Congratulations

Fr John with the Hill and Lewis families whose children were baptised recently.  We ask God’s blessing upon them and their families.

 

 

 

  

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Diary Dates

Faith Exploration Programme St Therese DVD - Tuesday, 30th September

CAFOD Harvest Soup Lunch - Friday, 3rd October

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Open Morning - Thursday, 9th October

Evening of ABBA Music - Saturday, 11th October

Faith Exploration Programme Reflection by Charles Whitehead - Tuesday, 14th October

Opening Mass for St Teresa's Centenary - Wednesday, 15th October at 7pm in Kensington

5k Fun Run/10k Race in aid of London & Slough Run - Sunday, 26th October at Dorney Lake [ENTER ONLINE]

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