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Music, food, man and beast welcome to St Francis feast

All St Joseph’s choirs are coming together to lead us in a celebration of the Feast of St Francis in early October.

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Deacons Barry and Aidan make a bald move for charity

Deacons Aidan McPartlan and Barry Mellish are sporting a new look after raising more than £1,300 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support – and the donations are still coming in.

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Deacons prepare for head shave to raise money for cancer charity

Deacons Aidan McPartlan and  Barry Mellish will be losing their hair to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, following Deacon Aidan’s future daughter-in-law’s diagnosis with leukaemia. Read more →

Young people put their art into Mass and workshop event

A workshop and Mass for young people, hosted by St Joseph’s, was a great success – and produced some highly creative works of art.

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New Rainbows group launches in September

A new Rainbows group for girls is launching in September.

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Cardinal Vincent reflects on how the Church is measuring up to the Master’s command

Cardinal Vincent gave a keynote speech at Evangelisation Conference Proclaim 15 and asked the question: How is the Church measuring up to the Master’s command: ‘Go, therefore to all nations. Baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you (Mt 28.19)?’

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Voting on Assisted Dying Bill takes place in September – have your say

On Friday 11 September, MPs will debate the Assisted Dying Bill. If you feel strongly on this issue, you may wish to encourage your local MP to be present in the House of Commons on that day and to vote against the bill.

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Donations welcomed for purchase of new hymn books

We are planning to update our hymn books and welcome any donations towards the cost of purchasing these. Read more →

Journey in Faith confirmation gives parishioners a sense of belonging

The latest Journey in Faith Confirmation event has been described as an “experience of love and joy”.

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Letter suggests Armed Forces Day is a celebration of military culture

Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi and Bruce Kent of the Movement for the Abolition of War were among signatories to a letter published in the Independent last weekend challenging the impact of military culture on young people. Read more →