St Joseph’s Parish is part of the Diocese of Northampton, which is further divided into Pastoral Areas (previously known as Deaneries).



St Joseph’s Parish belongs to the Chiltern Pastoral Area along with the following local parishes:

Venerable Mary Ward is the patron saint of our Pastoral Area.

We should be grateful to our benefactors, loving towards our enemies, obliging towards our companions and courteous to everyone.
Venerable Mary Ward



The Pastoral Area Council (PAC) is made up of clergy and lay representatives from each parish. It meets bi-monthly to communicate parish news, strengthen relationships and progress pastoral area-wide initiatives so as to sustain a “Thriving Catholic Community” in the local area.

The Dean of the Pastoral Area is Fr Michael Spain OCD from St Joseph's. The Chairman of the Pastoral Area Council is Joan Barham, also from St Joseph’s.