Nine Days of Prayer to Prepare for Pentecost

The novena in honour of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas, since it was Jesus himself who sent his apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. We are all encouraged to join the nine days of prayer in preparation for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our world. The novena starts Friday, 27 May and ends on the eve of Pentecost, Saturday, 4 June.




St Joseph’s:  Vigil Mass (Saturday) 5:30pm, Sunday 7:45am, 9am, 11am and 5:30pm 
Holy Name:  9:30am 
Bridgettine Convent:  Vigil Mass (Saturday) at 4:30pm, Sunday at 9am 


St Joseph’s:  Monday to Friday at 7am and 9am, Saturday and Bank Holidays at 10am
Mass times vary in the summer and on special occasions, please see our newsletter for updated times.


St Joseph’s:  7am (Oratory), 9am and 7.30pm   


SYNOD 2021 - 2023

Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to take part in our parish conversations and/or provided input for the Synod.  It has been a time of journeying together, engaging in gracious listening and gracious speaking, sharing our experience of the Church and our dreams for the future.


There is so much to value about our lively, joyful and vibrant parish, but everything that goes on here depends entirely on people who volunteer their time, energy, skills, talents and expertise – people like you.

Mass Times

The Mass Times for each day are listed below.  The churches are open for all of these Masses and those taking place at St Joseph's Church continue to be broadcast via our live stream.

St Joseph’s Church is now open daily for morning Mass and remains open throughout the day until 5:30pm.  On Saturdays the church is closed after the evening Mass.  You are most welcome to visit the church to say a prayer or light a candle.

Parish Newsletter

The Parish Office is Closed

There are no staff at the Priory.  Every effort is being made to maintain the parish website, keep up to date with office emails and to continue producing a weekly parish newsletter.

Keep up to date with the latest parish news and activities in the parish newsletter.  If you do not currently receive parish emails and would like to, please get in touch on