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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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Pilgrimage to Spain

We are planning a pilgrimage to Spain from 7-14 September 2015 to celebrate St Joseph's Parish Centenary and the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St Teresa of Avila.  We will have four nights in Avila and three nights in Salamanca.  The cost (based on two people sharing a room) is £838 per person.  See the full ITINERARY and download the BOOKING FORM.  Bookings are urgently required to secure the flights by 19th November so please don't delay in sending your booking and deposit of £200 per person to the Parish Office.

 

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.  Read the Meeting Minutes and the Finance Chairman's Report.
 
See our 2014 Annual Report to find out more about what is happening in the parish and the many volunteer groups that keep everything going.
 
  

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Diary Dates

CWL Cake Sale for London & Slough Run - Sunday, 2nd November after 9am & 11am Masses

Blessing of Graves - Sunday, 2nd November after 11am Mass

Faith Exploration Programme St Francis DVD - Tuesday, 4th November

Year 9 Confirmation Class - Friday, 7th November

Year 7 Confirmation Class - Friday, 14th November

Faith Exploration Programme Reflection by Charles Whitehead - Tuesday, 18th November

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