30 March 2020: Adhering to the current guidance regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus), Coffee after Mass, Tea in the Pot and Tea and a Chat have been suspended until further notice.
COFFEE AFTER MASS
Coffee, tea and most importantly conversation is available after the 9am and 11am Masses most Sundays. There is a rota of volunteers who set up before the Mass and provide this service to welcome all parishioners. Please come along!
After the 7.45am Mass on the first Sunday of the month in either the First Committee Room or the Parish Centre, depending on how many activities are happening that day!
10am in the Parish Centre
12pm in the First Committee Room
TEA IN THE POT
Tea in the Pot is a social get-together which gives parents (and their little ones) the opportunity for a good old chat and a great cuppa in warm and welcoming surroundings. Come along to the Parish Centre after morning school drop-off on Wednesdays and Fridays in term time and enjoy bacon butties or scotch pancakes and make some new friends.
TEA AND A CHAT
Come and join us on Thursday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm in the First Committee Room and meet others from our parish and the surrounding area.
ST JOSEPH'S SUMMER FETE
St Joseph's Summer Fete, our annual summer event and fundraiser, has become one of the highlights of our social calendar. It is held in the Priory grounds and features live music and entertainment, traditional stalls and tombolas, fun and games for children as well as delicious food. The event culminates with the Parish Raffle where the top prize is £500.
It is a great time for people to get together and enjoy each other’s company for what is always a fun day out for the whole family. It is also a good opportunity for those new to the area to get to know the various activities available in the parish and to meet the volunteers who organise and run them.
Our parish is very blessed with the support we receive both in help for this event and donations.
The purpose of the Events Team is to support parishioner-led events and to provide some new/varied events throughout the year to promote community, friendship and to help raise funds for parish repairs and maintenance. Fr Michael is seeking to recruit volunteers for this very important role.
'Parishioner led events’ is when parishioners ask to have a certain type of event and have a feel for/and friends who may support such an event who may also have expertise and contacts to help make it happen!
With the approval of the parish priest for all events, the Events Team helps to fit the events into the parish calendar and supports the parishioner to see the event through; for example, advertising, access to equipment, recruitment of help.
We actively encourage new ventures that support all areas and ages of the parish to raise funds for the repairs and maintenance of the parish.