Posts by Rob Jones

Pax Christi appeals for nonviolence

Pax Christi is urging people to mark International Day of Nonviolence and remember those suffering the war in Yemen. Read more →

90 and not out – Father Cyril celebrates a special birthday

Our parish celebration for Father Cyril Elkington’s 90th birthday was an unforgettable tribute, attended by a large number of parishioners and friends: St. Joseph’s was almost full – even though it was on a weekday.

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Becoming a Deacon is a steep, challenging learning journey


This is the first time I have written a blog entry, so, readers, please forgive me as I am no doubt a novice. As most of you will know, I have recently completed my first year at St John’s seminary in Wonersh as part of my journey to become a Deacon, which – God willing – will see me ordained in 2018. So what have I learnt thus far? Read more →

Images from Aylesford

Our One Parish Mass this summer welcomed parishioners to the beautiful Friars in Aylesford, and many of you took some wonderful photographs – some of which our posted here.

Above photo: Fergus Cooper
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Cardinal Nichols calls for renewed purpose after ‘tumultuous’ referendum fall-out

Cardinal Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has sent a clear message following the results of the EU referendum, urging people to turn away from racism, hatred and division. Read more →

Anniversary Mass marks 48 years since Father Tom’s ordination

An anniversary Mass has marked 48 years since Father Tom’s ordination.

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One Parish Mass held in sacred priory

St Joseph’s One Parish Mass was held on a bright day at The Friars in Aylesford, Kent, with a large crowd from Bromley visiting the 13th century priory for prayer and reflection.

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The Eucharist: God’s Body Language


Daily we use body language to communicate. Friends and family often meet or part with a kiss or a hug. Others hold hands as they walk or wave to someone they know on the other side of the street. A handshake we use regularly in our culture.So when Jesus wishes to express his abiding love for us, he chooses to be with us in the form of Bread and Wine –His Body and Blood –‘His risen body language’.

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Catholic Union says Christians should engage their consciences over referendum

Next month’s referendum is important as it engages Christian virtues and asks us all to consider what is the best approach for ensuring peaceful stability, according to the Catholic Union of Great Britain. Read more →

Deepening our love for Jesus in Holy Communion


Celebrating First Holy Communion with nearly 50 families over two weekends in the first part of May was truly a time of great joy and festivity for our entire Parish community. Read more →