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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!!!


Baptism Congratulations

Fr Michael with the Cartwright, Evans, Najjar, Ruth and Shaw families whose children were baptised recently.  We ask God’s blessing upon them and their families.


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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Advent Workshop

Download the Booking Form for the Children's Advent Workshop and return to the Parish Office by Thursday, 27th November.


Poster Competition

In celebration of St Joseph's Church Centenary 1915 - 2015
Are you the next Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo?  Why not enter our poster competition?
There are four age groups: Reception to Year 2, Years 3 to 6, Years 7 to 9 and Years 10 to 13.
The theme for the poster is “God in our Community” and the deadline for entries is Sunday, 30th November.  See all the details in Competition Rules and Guildelines.

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Diary Dates

Parish Council Meeting - Monday, 24th November

Children's Advent Workshop - Sunday, 30th November

Centenary Poster Competition Entry Deadline - Sunday, 30th November

Advent Talks by Dr Eddie Howells - Thursdays 4th & 18th December

Parish First Holy Communion Parents Meeting - Friday, 5th December

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