Posts by Rob Jones

One Parish Mass celebrates our journey on the Road of Life


St Joseph’s welcomed more than 400 parishioners to our One Parish Mass on Sunday, when we gathered as one community of faith. Read more →

Find out more about the Catholic faith at June information evening

Members of the Parish who are interested in the Catholic faith are invited to find out more at a special event later this month. Read more →

Farewell Mass thanks Holy Ghost Fathers for 70 years of spiritual care

An open air Mass of Thanksgiving has been held to say farewell to the congregation of the Holy Spirit (fondly known to us as the Holy Ghost Fathers), who have left St Joseph’s Parish after nearly 70 years.

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Confession: It puts you straight with everyone


Reconciliation, aka confession, is the sacrament of the forgiveness of sin, which has many benefits. Here are ten… Read more →

Rally gives opportunity to engage MPs on climate change

Progressio, an organisation with Catholic Roots that supports poor and marginalised people, is calling on Britons to engage with their MPs about climate change in a day of action this June. Read more →

International Meal event welcomes new parishioners

St Joseph’s welcomed around 90 new parishioners to our Parish with an International Meal, celebrating food, faith and new friendships.

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Sunday 17th April: Memorial Service for Bereaved Parents

3pm in St. James the Great Community Centre, Petts Wood. This will be followed by refreshments. This service is for all parishioners within the Deanery.

Saturday 18th June: Parish Pilgrimage to Aylesford

This summer, our Parish Pilgrimage is to   to Aylesford. For more information about Aylesford, visit (England › Kent › Abbeys) or, or download this guide to Aylesford’s chapels. Watch this space for more information on the pilgrimage.

8-17 August: Bromley Deanery Young Adults Pilgrimage

The Bromley Deanery Young Adults Pilgrimage takes place this summer, 8-17 August

The cost should be no more than £200.

More information: To register your interest and/or book a place, contact Susan Longhurst at

For information on the pilgrimage, contact Dr Zofia Bajorekat or click here to find out more about Taize.

Living below the line – a challenging week


St Joseph’s Deacon Barry and his wife, Julia, are taking part in this week’s “Living Below the Line” challenge, which involves spending only £1 each day on food for five days. The challenge reconises that 1.2 billion people live on the equivalent of this every day of their lives. Here, he keeps us updated with his progress. Read more →