MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE Thursday 23rd May to Thursday 30th May 2024 approx £829, including flights from Luton, luggage, airport transfer, accommodation, breakfast and one main meal a day plus full pilgrimage programme.  SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  Booking forms are available from the Parish Office or Anne D’Silva.  Please see posters on the notice boards & screens for more information.



The Season of Creation is from 1st September to 4th October (Feast of St Francis – Patron Saint of the Environment).  It is also the time when we give thanks for the fruits of the harvest. It was initiated in 2015 by Pope Francis, the year he published the encyclical letter, Laudato Si – On Care for our Common Home. A Pilgrimage for the Planet has been arranged for Saturday 9th September in London.  It has been mainly organised by a Columban Sister.  Sr Margaret is taking part, so all are welcome to join her, for prayer and reflection, as we walk along the River Thames in London. For details see below.


Our Director of Music, Peter Morrell, is moving to pastures new from September this year, after five years with us at St Joseph’s. Peter has the exciting opportunity to run the Music Department of an international school, abroad. We will miss him greatly, and wish him every success and blessing in his new post. Peter’s Farewell party will be at the 11:30am Mass on Sunday 23rd July, with a small gathering in the hall afterwards. All welcome to attend! We are looking to fill the vacancy of parish Director of Music from September 2023.  For the full job spec, please see our notice board, screens and below.


At the Inaugural RJS Mass in 2022, Archbishop John Wilson stated strongly that there was no place for Racism in the Catholic Church, and encouraged all to ‘…broaden our hearts to love and minds to understand and to recognise that in the cultures of others, in the languages and traditions of others, there is something enormously enriching for the whole of the world.’

This year on Racial Justice Sunday, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland encourage us to remember Stephen Lawrence. The 30th anniversary of the racist killing of the black teenager in Eltham will fall on 22nd April 2023, In life he aspired to be an architect, but his legacy has seen him become an architect for justice, equality, dignity and unity.

All are invited to the Racial Justice Sunday Mass at St George’s Cathedral, which will take place at 10 am this Sunday 5th February 2023 and will be celebrated by Archbishop John Wilson. The Mass will also be live-streamed via the RC Southwark YouTube account:  Those attending Mass in person are encouraged to wear cultural dress and are asked to be seated by 9.45 am for a prompt start at 10 am in St George’s Cathedral.

The first issue of our Diocesan Newsletter of the Commission for promoting Racial and Cultural Inclusion is below: