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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

We are all God's children and will try to live, love, work
and serve as Jesus taught us.

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"Welcome to St Joseph’s. I am sure you will find, as I have done, a wonderful welcome to the parish family. St Joseph’s School is simply the jewel in the crown of our parish community. I know you will experience the presence and influence of Jesus in this wonderful community. I sincerely hope the Lord will bless you and your families with every joy during your time with us."

God bless

Father John Chadwick 

Pastoral Co-Ordinator of Avon Stour Pastoral Area and Dean


Deacon Hugh ParryLatest news 2022: On medical advice, Father John, our Parish Priest, is taking a break from parish ministry. If in URGENT PASTORAL NEED, please telephone Deacon Hugh Parry: 07971 071571 



For Mass booking is no longer required - just turn up and find a space. Capacity has recently been increased.

Sunday Mass is also livestreamed:(welcome and introduction at 8.55am) or via the recording at any time after that. View previous recordings of Mass here  - St Joseph's Church Mass





The Church of the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph is part of the Avon Stour Pastoral Area within the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.

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WORLD YOUTH DAY - Sunday 21 November 2021 9AM Mass

We will be celebrating this special day with the young people of our Parish and would love as many of them as possible to be involved. If you would like to take part in any way, please contact Emma on We would especially love to hear from musicians, singers and readers.


CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY - Saturday 18 December, 10:30 - 12:30

For primary aged children of our Parish - craft, games, face painting, food and a special visit from Father Christmas himself! Places limited and must be booked in advance - suggested donation £5 per child. To book or for further information please contact Emma



We still urgently need more volunteers to join teams or this will not be able to run every week. Full training and support given. Please contact Emma on