Posts by Rob Jones

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 →

What do Jesus’s words mean during a general election campaign?


“He opened their minds.” These are words of Jesus given to us in the Gospel just now. What might these words mean as we find ourselves in the middle of the general election campaign? Read more →

Leaders needed for Girl Guides groups – Monday evenings

We are looking for adults to run two Rainbow and Guides groups on Monday evenings.

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Blessed are the pure in heart – why St Joseph is an inspiring model for us all

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

This week marked the solemnity of St. Joseph, much overlooked in my view. His purity and integrity of heart, mind and body is such a wonderful and inspiring model for all of us, especially boys and men. When I think about St. Joseph, the recent words of Pope Francis in his official message for World Youth Day 2015 – “Have the courage to be happy” – echo with me where he declares,
 “We need to protect the purity of what is most precious of all: our heart and our relationships. This ‘human ecology’ will help us to breathe the pure air that comes from beauty, from true love, and from holiness.”

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Your views on marriage and family life are needed, ahead of 2015 Synod

Ahead of the forthcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family in October 2015, Pope Francis has asked us all to reflect with “true spiritual discernment” on the themes relating to marriage and family life that emerged from the extraordinary meeting of bishops held in Rome in October 2014. Read more →

Creating a family of families can enrich the life of our parish


Like every parish, St. Joseph’s is a family of families. We all know that families come in different shapes and sizes and that we each belong to one of them. Increasingly, individuals and families feel isolated and sense the need to belong to a support group that will enrich parish and family life.

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Parish adopts seminarian in his preparation for priesthood

Our parish has been allocated seminarian Tomasz Margol, now in his second year at St. John’s Seminary. Read more →