Posts by Rob Jones

Catholic awards scheme for young people to launch at St Joseph’s Church

A new national Catholic awards scheme will recognise the work of young people in the church, their parish and the community – and it’s set to launch at St Joseph’s Church. Read more →

Bargains and prizes galore at the Christmas Fair

St Joseph’s Christmas Fair, on Saturday 3 December, will be lots of fun – with some fantastic bargains on our stalls and the opportunity to win prizes, including an iPad Mini and shopping vouchers.
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Remembering a blessed experience on our pilgrimage to Medjugorje


On Saturday 22 October, some 27 pilgrims left Heathrow bound for Medjugorje. For some, this was the first experience of visiting the places where Our Lady has appeared with such regularity; for others, it was a return to a place they loved.

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Night vigils in London will conclude the Year of Mercy

Two parishioners of St Joseph’s are part of a community that has helped arrange a series of events and night vigils for November, marking the end of the Year of Mercy. Read more →

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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