Welcome to St Joseph's
Coming to Church
The booking system for Sunday Masses has now ceased
The 2 side aisles of the church will continue to have socially distanced seating, for the benefit of the more vulnerable or more nervous.
The 5pm Mass has now ceased and the 8am will continue for the time being, though it will no longer be streamed.
The 10am will continue to be available via zoom, please contact the parish office for the zoom link.
The virus has not gone away of course, and so we will continue to encourage hand sanitation and the wearing of face coverings at busier Masses, even though that may not be a legal requirement.
Other ’normalisations’, such as the offertory collection, singing and altar servers will wait until September
Updated guidance for Welcomers can be obtained from this link - Welcomers July 2021
A Video on Living Simply prepared by younger parishioners. For more information see our Live Simply Page.
Parish Office change of hours
From Monday 2nd August 2021 the parish will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday only, from 9am to 2pm and on Sundays between the 2 morning Masses.
Message from Fr Simon
A few months ago I heard from Bishop Richard: ‘I am completing a jigsaw puzzle and you are one of the pieces’ said he. Little did I imagine that the ‘picture’ he had in mind for me was St Joseph’s, Dorking. I am delighted to have arrived now in our beautiful parish and town. Thank you for the kind welcome and prayerful support in these early days. I look forward to getting to know you all and serve the parish over the coming months along with our ecumenical friends, and the wider community of Dorking and surrounding area. We are definitely living through a time of transition as we re-negotiate life post-Lockdown and together discern where the Lord calls us. At the same time the Gospel this Sunday reminds us of He who is constant and never changes – Jesus Christ – the Bread of Life – the Eucharistic Lord. May our parish community and Catholic faith here in Dorking truly be a place where all who are hungering and all who are thirsting may find their place and their home. With the assurance of my prayers as we journey together building on the wonderful witness and wise leadership of Fr Tony.
St Joseph's is the Catholic Parish Church for Dorking and surrounding villages in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. We are an active welcoming community, offering spiritual and pastoral support for everyone, helping each other to grow in knowledge and love of our Catholic faith. We hope that you find the information on our Parish and its activities useful.
If there is anything else you would like to know please do not hesitate to contact us via the Parish Office on 01306 882433 or email email@example.com
Fr Tony's Farewell Address, composed and read by Matthew Sargent at Fr Tony's farewell BBQ.
Our Parish Mission Statement
Together with our Priest, we are united in our Catholic faith.
We pray to the Holy Spirit to guide us in our service of God and our
service of each other.
As a parish we strive to be a warm, welcoming and forward looking community.
Churches Together in Dorking
St Joseph’s is an active member of Churches Together in Dorking (CTD). Along with other churches in the town,
St Joseph’s plays a full part in a growing vision for interdenominational outreach and projects such as Soul Connect Youth Work and the food bank.
As a parish we accept cash and cheque donations and there is a collection basket out at each Sunday Mass, however if you would prefer to make a donation by bank transfer then please contact Penny via the parish office for details. If you are a tax-payer, Penny can also give you details of how to gift-aid your donation, which enables us to collect an extra 25% from the tax man.
The Diocesan Just Giving page is also available just make sure your donation is for Dorking St Joseph’s! Click here for link