Our Parish

Our parish includes St Joseph’s Church, Chalfont St Peter and Church of the Most Holy Name, Denham.

Our parish serves Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Denham, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Iver Heath, Jordans, Stoke Poges and Tatling End.

WHO WE ARE

St Joseph’s is a large Catholic community of all ages, each on our own unique journey and influenced by the Carmelite spirituality of the priests that serve here.

We come together to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, to grow in God’s love and to follow the light of Christ’s example, serving where we are called. We celebrate daily God’s love in the Eucharist, prayer, service and fellowship. 

Our church is a place for anyone who desires and seeks peace and quiet, somewhere to come in times of difficulty or gratitude to sit and pray or light a candle. 

Unique to our Parish community is the pastoral care offered by friars of the of the Discalced Carmelite Order. Having served the community since 1913, St. Joseph’s is particularly blessed with their express form of Christian spirituality which is centred on prayer, understood as loving friendship with God and contemplation as the free gift of God.

We belong to the Diocese of Northampton, being one of its most southerly parishes, which is led by Rt Rev Bishop Peter Doyle.

Whether you are a visitor, a parishioner, new to the area, interested in becoming Catholic, seeking to return to your faith, or an active volunteer, you are very welcome here. 

 

OUR FACILITIES

Our facilities are available to hire subject to the approval of the parish priest.  Please contact the parish office to make enquiries.

PARISH CENTRE

The Parish Centre has an informal, cafe-style layout and can accommodate up to 100 people.  It is used for parish activities as well as being available to hire for parish community events (subject to availability).  It has a shared kitchen with the church hall.

ST JOSEPH’S HALL

The Church Hall has a traditional layout with a small stage and can accommodate up to 100 people.  It is used for parish activities as well as being available to hire for parish community events (subject to availability).  It has a shared kitchen with the Parish Centre.

FIRST COMMITTEE ROOM

The First Committee Room can accommodate up to 40 people and is used for parish activities and meetings.  It has tea/coffee making facilities.

 

PARISH POLICIES

SAFEGUARDING

We are fully committed to promoting the well being and safety of all parishioners and visitors regardless of age and we are fully compliant with national and Diocesan policies for safeguarding children and adults who may be at risk. Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is John Bates, who can be contacted via the Parish Office.

If you have concerns about a child or adult at risk please contact John or the Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator, Danielle Dixon. In an emergency situation contact the police and Social Services immediately.

HEALTH & SAFETY

This role is concerned with the safety of premises and procedures to prevent and minimise the risk of danger to health.  Each individual is responsible for using safe practices and procedures for their own and others safety.  For identified risks contact the Health and Safety Representative, John Bates, via the Parish Office.  In an emergency contact a priest.

PRIVACY POLICY

St Joseph’s Parish is part of the Northampton Diocese and abides by the Diocesan Privacy Policy, which can be found on their website.