Parish Groups

Most groups and organisations in the Parish are listed under various categories and can be contacted via the Parish Office.

Parish Administration and Development

  • Bookshop Team

St Joseph’s street-front bookshop is a flagship for Catholic Faith and culture – a visible presence for evangelisation in the local community, and for Catholics in this part of South London and Surrey. The bookshop, staffed by volunteers, is managed by Maureen Sampson, ably assisted by Geraldine Bennett and Bernadette Tolley. The bookshop is open at the following times: Saturdays: 10.30 – 12pm (i.e. after the 10am Mass); and after the 6pm Vigil Mass; Sundays: after all Masses (i.e. 9.30am, 11.30am and 5.30pm); Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: for about 15 minutes after the 10am Mass; and Tuesdays: 10.30am – 12pm (i.e. after the 10am Mass)

  • Churches Together in Malden
  • Counters (Sunday Collections)
  • Finance and Fabrice Committee
  • Finance Computer Team
  • Flower Arranging Teams
  • Gardening Team
  • Parish Magazine Team
  • Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)
  • Parish Office Administration
  • Pilgrimage Group
  • Social Committee
  • Sunday Lunches
  • Website Team

Catechetics and Sacraments

  • Catholic Faith Exploration (CaFE)
  • Confirmation Catechists and Candidates
  • Evangelium
  • Why?
  • Explorers Team
  • Faith in the Family
  • First Communion Children, Parents and Catechists
  • Take a Stand
  • Parish Visitors
  • Pilgrimage Group
  • RCIA Team
  • Youth First Communion

The Sacred Liturgy

  • Altar Servers
  • Children’s Liturgy Groups
  • Collectors and Welcomers
  • Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Flower Arranger Teams
  • Friday Friends Cleaning Team
  • Hospitality Group
  • Lectors / Readers
  • Music Groups
  • Sacristy Team
  • Sacristy Laundry Team
  • Sacristy Sewing Group

Young People

  • Beavers (2nd Malden)
  • Cubs (2nd Malden)
  • Scouts (2nd Malden)

The Parish supports and sponsors the 2nd Malden Scout Group, which is made up of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. The Beavers, for children aged 6 to 8, meet in the Pastoral Centre (and the Hall in Gloster Road) on Thursdays at 5.45pm. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

  • Youth Cell Group
  • Children’s Liturgy Groups
The Children’s Liturgy groups meet during the first part of the 9.30am Mass each Sunday during Term time (from later September / early October). Children aged from 3 to 7 are welcome. The children gather in the Pastoral Centre before Mass, to begin at 9.30am.
They have their own readings, usually based on the Sunday Mass Gospel, and normally get involved with some craft work and singing, and return to the Church just after the bidding prayers, sitting together near the Altar, returning to their parents after the Sign of Peace.
The sessions are organised on a rota basis by some of the parents. If you are interested in helping, or would like more information, contact the Parish Office. It is important that all children are registered as soon as possible.
  • Take a Stand
  • Toddlers’ Group
  • Youth Clubs
The Parish has two Youth Clubs – one for Years 10 & 11, and one for Years 8 & 9, which meet in the Pastoral Centre after Mass on a Sunday evening (about 6.30pm). Years 10 & 11 meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and Years 8 & 9 on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

Prayer and Evangelisation

  • Ascent Movement
  • Association of Catholics in Education (ACE)
  • Catenian Association
  • Charismatic Prayer Group
  • Divine Office
  • Eucharistic Adorers
  • Health Care Workers
  • Intercessory Prayer Group
  • Mothers Prayers
  • Queen of Peace Prayer Group
  • RCIA Team
  • Rosary Group
  • Social Action (Justice & Peace)

The key purposes of the group are raising awareness, study of social issues and the Church’s teaching, as well as formation. We want to support the parish in wide-spread initiatives and liasing with other groups (eg. SVP, the local Pro-Life group, ecumenical Christian all-party political group, our prison visitors and others). We undertake to write letters to prisoners of conscience and those persecuted for their faith, support Catholic charities concerning the disadvantaged, working with Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Christians Against Torture, and other groups.

Pastoral Care

  • Cell Groups

Cell Groups meet fortnightly to discuss the next Sunday’s Gospel, pray. sing and deepen our Catholic Faith. New-comers to the Parish will find a ready welcome in a Cell Group near their home and at a convenient time. All parishioners are encouraged to be part of a Cell where confidentiality, support and friendship are assured. For details, contact Brian and Maxine Whitmore, Mary Cruickshank or Philip Cook through the Parish Office.