Posts by Rob Jones

Mass times for Easter

St Joseph’s Parish Masses over the Easter weekend include morning prayer sessions, the Stations of the Cross, Vigil Masses and a Taize service. The complete Mass times for the Easter weekend at St Joseph’s, and Easter Masses at St Swithun’s, are listed below. Read more →

Time to engage and reflect on the images of the Year of Mercy


Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This Holy Year of Mercy began on 08th of December 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. It will close on 20th of November 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. The motto of the Year of Mercy is “Merciful Like the Father”. Read more →

Fr Saju completes his research study

Fr Saju has completed his research study and successfully defended his thesis. Read more →

Whole parish pilgrimage to Aylesford will be a family celebration

This year’s annual parish celebration is a pilgrimage to beautiful Aylesford Priory in Kent, and it will be a day that the whole family can enjoy. Read more →

Fr Cyriac prepares to leave the parish

Fr Cyriac is moving on from St Joseph’s Parish, and parishioners are now able to show their appreciation for his ministry with a donation. Read more →

Guide us, great Redeemer, through life’s pilgrimage


Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
pilgrim though this barren land.

We are all on a pilgrimage – our journey through life in a world which can be very barren, particularly if you are a refugee fleeing the wars that are raging throughout the world. Read more →

Marriage is one of the best schools on earth

By EDMUND ADAMUSDirector, Office of Marriage and Family Life – Diocese of Westminster

You may or may not have noticed that this has been Marriage Week. And the internet has been awash with a plethora of ideas to boost one’s marriage and the marriages of others. Bravo to the US Bishops in particular for their innovative “What have you done for your marriage?” quiz and other digital ideas. Read more →

Shrove Tuesday event will welcome new parishioners and celebrate ministries

On Shrove Tuesday, we will gather as a parish community to celebrate our care, welcome and gratitude for one another.

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Be thankful for the true significant people in our lives

By EDMUND ADAMUS, Director, Office of Marriage and Family Life – Diocese of Westminster

The other day I came across a rather witty set of questions entitled “The Charles Schulz Philosophy”, written by the creator of character Charlie Brown and the Peanuts comic strip. I am paraphrasing them here below and somewhat Anglicising them, but if you’ve never seen them before, read them through, answering them in your mind. Read more →

Give more love and forgiveness in order to receive consolation and love

By EDMUND ADAMUS, Director, Office of Marriage and Family Life – Diocese of Westminster

The Jubilee Year of Mercy has begun and we must all try our best to embrace the many special channels of grace and beauty and blessing that are unmistakably going to come our way from the Father’s loving heart for each one of us. Read more →