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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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Carol Service

 
Please join us on Sunday, 21st December at 3pm in St Josephs's Church for a service of readings and carols.  This will be followed by refreshments (including home-made mulled wine) in the Parish Centre.

 

Advent Talks

Dr Eddie Howells, Lecturer in Christian Spirituality at Heythrop College will talk about ’’St. Teresa of Avila’s Foundation of St. Joseph’s – A model for spirituality today?’’.  Please join us on Thursday 18th December in the First Committee Room.  Refreshments from 7.30pm, talks begin at 8pm.

  

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Diary Dates

Advent Talks by Dr Eddie Howells - Thursday18th December

Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturday, 20th December from 10:30-11am and 4:45-5:15pm

Carol Service - Sunday, 21st December

Advent Youth Mass - Sunday 21st December

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Sunday 18th to 25th January

Closing Date for Centenary 200 Club Applications - Saturday, 31st January

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