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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 →

Sign up to 24-hour prayer session

For 24 continuous hours, Parish community members will take it in turns to pray with Jesus in the sacrament on the altar – and there is still time to sign up to take part. Read more →

Joyful celebrations at First Holy Communion Masses


Children from around the Parish have celebrated their First Holy Communion at St Joseph’s Church. The children read prayers and readings at the Masses, and their drawings illustrated the orders of service.

Confirmation candidates retreat in Whitstable

The Confirmation candidates attended a Retreat in Whitstable from 15th-17th April 2016.  Attached are some of the photographs taken during the weekend.

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Parishioner survey will set the parish agenda and long-term goals

All parishioners are invited to participate in a survey that will help the St Joseph’s pastoral team assess the needs and aspirations of the community. Read more →

Parish celebrates Easter with series of special Masses and blessings


Our week of Easter celebrations included a variety of events and blessings for all members of the community. Read more →

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 →

Inspiration for the Lenten journey

Following the indulgence of Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent – the forty days of penance and prayer that sees many fast or give up treats.
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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 →