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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.

Download registration form. busmap


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

Fr Bill’s Update
According to today's press, (Wednesday) the wearing of masks at airports and on short haul flights will no longer be obligatory. But it may be wise to check this out before you join the six hour queue at the airport. 

As I mentioned in last week's Newsletter, wearing a mask while in Church is a personal choice. The emphasis will always be on keeping everyone safe. Obviously more and more of the lockdown restrictions are being lifted, and we can all say thank God we are not living in China where sadly millions are kept in a draconian form of lockdown.   

You can expect to hear soon that the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass will be reinstated, and while the Mass will continue to be live-streamed, this will be for those who are sick and housebound. I am very pleased to see that our numbers coming to Sunday Mass is increasing week by week, which is a great joy for our Parish. All are welcome here and as Clergy we are delighted to see you.
I am especially pleased to be able to restore more of our liturgical practices and will soon restore the offertory procession, and the Children's Liturgy of the Word. For this we will need to hear from Parents who would be willing to lead the Children’s Liturgy, perhaps those who helped in the past could let me know if you would like to pick up the mantle again? In line with all this, it is good to see that the Parish collection has moved from the buckets at the door to the blue bags again, with red bags for the second collection when we are obliged to have one.

Many thanks to all who help out in any way here in our Parish, this is what makes our Parish not just a community, but a family.
With my prayers and good wishes for you all.
Canon Bill 
 

 


Latest News

Latest Parish Newsletter : 15 May 2022

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Newsletter Archive

Previous newsletter can be found in our archive.

 


Synod 2021 -23Synod

To access all the latest information on the Synod from our parish click here

 

 

 

 


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.