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St Joseph's is the Catholic Parish Church for Epsom in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. We are an active welcoming community, offering spiritual and pastoral support for everyone.

From Easter 2022

St Joseph's Epsom returns to near normal to welcome everyone to its services

We will continue to be cautious while Covid 19 remains a threat.

Currently the precautions will include:

Live streaming of Mass from St. Josephsregsiter

 

Mass will be continue to be 'live streamed' at the revised times:-

Weekdays Monday - Friday at 10.00a.m., Saturday at 5.30p.m. and Sunday at 10.30a.m. and 5.30p.m. Recordings of the Masses will also be available to view at a later time.

Click here to view YouTube live stream and recordings of masses


Parish Finances

Your offertory donations are vital to our parish finances. Ways to contribute are as follows:

  • Standing Order : Easiest and our preferred method. Please set up directly with your bank, using the following details - account name: RCD A&B St Joseph’s Epsom; sort code: 40-05-20; account number: 71076221; bank reference: your name followed by “GA” if you are a member of our Gift Aid scheme. (If you aren’t yet a Gift Aider, please join the scheme! See below.)
  • Bank Transfer : bank details as for standing orders, above.
  • Via the Diocese website: visit www.abdiocese.org.uk and click the red “Donate” button in the top right corner, then under “Parish Giving” select “Epsom”.
  • Contactless giving: device located in the narthex. This can be used for offertory and special collections – select from the main menu as relevant.
  • At masses : Offertory collection at masses.

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If you are a UK taxpayer, please join our Gift Aid scheme. This will boost the value of your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate, at no extra cost to you.

Simply fill in the Gift Aid Form and return it to the parish office or by email to giftaid@st-josephs-epsom.org.uk. Hard copies available in the narthex.


New to the Parish?regsiter

If you are new to St. Josephs please take the time to complete a registration form, this lets us know a little about our parishioners and enables us to keep in contact with you. You can pick up a form from the Narthex or the parish office.

Registration form now available online.

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Epsom & Ewell Foodbank FoodBank

We are so grateful to all of our wonderful supporters, every donation makes a difference! You have helped us to feel 595 people in January 2022, including 256 children.

URGENT

  • Chocolate spread
  • Long-life sponge puddings
  • Powdered milk
  • Adult toothbrushes
  • Female & Male deodorant
  • Baby wipes
  • Hair conditioner
  • Children’s toothpaste 0-2 & 6+
  • Children’s brushes 0-2 & 6+

We also need:

  • Chocolate biscuit bars (penguin, club etc)
  • Snack size chocolates for kids (freddo, buttons etc)
  • Instant mash
  • Long-life fruit juice
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Spaghetti in sauce
  • Brown sauce
  • Pasta sauce
  • Dried pasta in sauce
  • Dog food – wet & dry please
  • Custard
  • Crisps, for adults and kids
  • Tea
  • Squash
  • Tampons

Finally, with the increase in energy prices, we are also asking for donations of new hot water bottles. Boiling a kettle costs a lot less than heating one radiator. Food and fuel poverty are so closely related we know that many people need help. Thank you.

We would be very grateful if you could only donate items on these lists. Other items are already in stock. Many thanks for your generosity.


Update from Fr Bill

Synod News

Following Fr Bill’s introduction in last week’s newsletter, I am writing to give the first update on the work of a newly formed Parish Core Group. We are an advisory group - to Fr Bill and the whole parish - looking at two crucial questions: 1. What should our parish aim to achieve in the future?  2. How can we make sure that the parish achieves what it intends? We are seeking to follow up on the many excellent suggestions that were made in the Synodal conversations earlier this year. In doing so, we will keep a close eye on how the Synod continues to develop nationally and internationally over the coming months. Another important part of the context for our deliberations is the pandemic (and its continuing impact). Arguably, the pandemic has accelerated existing trends, for example in the reducing number and increasing average age of those attending Mass regularly and playing an active part in our parish. These are trends we should seek to reverse.  However, there have also been positive developments within our parish during the pandemic. For example, it has highlighted the tremendous value of the ministry of welcome and demonstrated the potential of modern technology.  As Fr Bill said, we intend to present proposals to the parish before the end of the year. Everyone will then have an opportunity to give their views before anything is finalised. As we progress our work, I will keep the parish updated via the newsletter, parish website and a display in the narthex. The Core Group includes some of the leaders from the Synodal discussion groups, Fr Stephen, parishioners in key roles and a representative from our school. We will draw on the expertise and experience of other parishioners as needed. Please keep us in your prayers over the coming months.

Chris Donovan


Latest News

Latest Parish Newsletter : 26 Jun 2022

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Newsletter Archive

Previous newsletter can be found in our archive.

 


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Stay Connected!

Our Connect group has created an online way of still praying and sharing together, and we'd like to invite you to join us. Just go to https://stjosephconnect.blogspot.com.

There you'll find a reflection on the forthcoming Sunday's gospel reading, and some other things which may also interest you. Anyone can join the conversation by leaving a comment so we can all stay Connected! (But you'll have to bring your own coffee and cake.) Please come along and have a look, and take part - and tell your friends.