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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.

CELEBRATION OF MASS AT ST JOSEPH’S FROM MONDAY 6 JULY

Please be aware that with effect from Saturday 8 August 2020 Parishioners will have to wear face coverings in places of worship'

Following the polishing of the church floor, the flexibility of chairs at St Joseph's has enabled the layout to be rearranged to provide 211 chairs, in 100 clusters ranging from 1 to 6 seats, with appropriate social distancing in place.

Huge thanks to the Parishioners who have volunteered to be Stewards and Cleaners
to enable us to celebrate Mass in our Church

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.

Gift Aid Gift Aid it

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.


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.


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 PleaFoodBank

Thank you for your unwavering support for our Foodbank. Our donation boxes are full of your generous donations and last week we took the most beautiful hand-knitted blankets which will be keeping someone toasty warm as I type this.

As always, your donations keep coming, meeting the needs of our local clients. Thank you so much for your continued support. Last week was a quieter one with our wonderful volunteers making 55 deliveries and feeding 160 people. We couldn't do this without your donations!!

Here is a our current wishlist if you want to make a donation:

  • Children age 6+ toothbrushes
  • Ketchup
  • Tinned tuna
  • Long life sponge puddings
  • Rice pudding
  • Washing up liquid
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby shampoo
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Long life fruit juice
  • UHT Milk (full fat and semi skimmed only please)
  • Powdered milk
  • Treats for children and adults (chocolates, sweets, crisps etc)
  • Pull ups / Night-time pants - 2 years to 8 years

Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity. Keep safe. Rachel

Drop off points

St Joseph's Church, Epsom, KT18 7JQ (box located outside the main door)

Epsom Baptist Church, Church Street (open 10am - 11am on Sundays)

55 Kendor Avenue, Epsom KT19 8RJ (leave by front door)

14 Hambledon Hill, Woodcote Estate, Epsom, KT18 7BZ (leave by front door)

89 Downs Road, Epsom KT18 5LU (leave by front door)

St George's Church, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2DA (box outside the main door)


Update from Fr Bill

Fr Bill’s Update
Greetings to you all from my continued convalescence learning to walk albeit still with the aid of crutches.  It is a great help being here where everything is on the level and being out in the sunshine is a tonic in itself. I'm not sure if these glorious days will be the last of the summer wine but I shall make the most of it. 

Of course, I'm still in touch with all that is happening in the Parish and it is reassuring to know that our St Joseph's parish is very well set up to function without me being there in such a time as this. When the Sisters and myself arrived some thirty years ago and established the 'Parish Team', we set as our goal the task, which was to make ourselves redundant. Well not entirely, but rather to enable Parishioners to fully realise their potential in fulfilling their Baptismal promises and take their rightful place serving the community. Over the years, so many Parishioners have been exemplary in their generosity of service which I am pleased to say continues to this day, making it so much easier for me to take this time and have my hip replaced. 

I am keeping you all in my prayers and I am most grateful for all that you do keeping our St Joseph's family together, a place of warmth and welcome.

We are really fortunate to be able to host three First Holy Communion Masses over the weekend of 2 and 3 October. The Mass on Sunday 3 October is at 10.30a.m., so it will be very busy.  If you usually attend this Mass, you might like to consider attending the Saturday Vigil Mass at 5.30p.m or the Sunday 5.30p.m. Mass.  If you do still wish to attend the Sunday 10.30a.m. Mass and are not part of a First Holy Communion Family group, we will be offering limited reserved seats on a first come, first served basis – please email the Parish Office to book a seat.
Canon Bill

 

 

 


Latest News

Latest Parish Newsletter : 19 Sep 2021

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Newsletter Archive

Previous newsletter can be found in our archive.

 


Afghanistan Refugee Crisis

Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community and also the communities in the northern regions of England we no longer need donations for Afghan refugees.

Thank you so much to all those who have donated items.

Let's pray that they feel welcome and safe in our country and the relatives they have left behind will be able to lead full and peaceful lives in Afghanistan.


2021 - Year of St Joseph

Church grants plenary indulgence for year of St. Joseph - Vatican News


The Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group in Crawley Request

We would be grateful to receive good quality second-hand clothes as follows:

  • Jeans, waist 30”, 32”, 33”, 34”
  • Joggers in all sizes
  • T-shirts in all sizes but especially Medium
  • Summer jackets in all sizes
  • Shoes in all sizes (apart from 45)

People can bring clothes to the office (The Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley, RH10 6AD) during office hours, but it is best to email Josie first to fix a time in case the staff member has to go out: josie@gdwg.org.uk


Emergency AppealFaith in Action

This is an emergency appeal for Fr. Ed O'Connell (part of FiA) to help him support the people of San Benito. Covid has hit them very hard. Please read the report from Kevin McDonnell with his communication with Fr Ed.

Lima Emergency Appeal. busmap


Calling all Young Adults of the Diocese (20-30 somethings)

Before the current restrictions, our Youth and Young Adults' Advisor had plenty of big plans for helping you get to know other Catholics of a similar age, to form communities where you are free to be yourself, to explore your faith, to grow in friendship, and to be a safe place for you to realise your Catholic identity.

However, this has all had to go on hold. We cannot have a Prosecco and Praise night and remain Covid secure! What we would like to do is invite anyone who is interested to join a focus group. This group will meet virtually to discuss the needs and desires of young adults in the Church, and, if you would like, be involved in coming up with some creative ways to meet those needs.

If this sounds like a project you would like to be a part of, please contact the Youth Service Secretary Rosie at rosie.read@abdiocese.org.uk or 01293 651161