Welcome to St Joseph's

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 dorking@abdiocese.org.uk

Coming to Church 

It is a wonderful blessing that so many people are returning to Mass on Sunday. 

We are asked to look at the prevailing local Covid situation when making changes. There are still a high number of cases and a number of parishioners currently isolating with Covid so ...

  • Please do not use the organ loft for seating at Mass when the organist is playing. There is a No Entry sign on door.

  • We ask that face masks are worn at the 6pm Mass on Saturday and 10am on Sunday. Masks do not need to be worn at quieter Masses eg weekday Mass.

  • As a LiveSimply parish we are reluctant to provide single use face masks, however there seems to be a need for them, please dispose of them responsibly and if possible make a donation. 

  • Please continue to sanitise your hands. 

  • If you wish to receive Communion on the tongue, please join the end of the Communion procession. 

  • Your attendance will no longer be recorded. However , please continue to check in with the NHSApp if you are able.

Parish Office 

The parish office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays, from 9am to 2pm and on Sundays between the two morning Masses.

Parish Giving

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 Donation page is also available just make sure your donation is for Dorking St Joseph’s! Click here for link


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.

Members of CTD all pray for one church, congregation, organisation or initiative each week on a rota.  This week we are praying for the community of St Mary’s Holmbury and St John’s Wotton.

Synod 2023


A two-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church beginning October 2021. It will culminate in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission".

For the first time, the Synod Office in Rome has produced a comprehensive process which encompasses the stated aim of the Holy Father that the Church in today’s world should have a vision of missionary communion orientated to evangelisation. It’s an invitation for us, as Catholics, to ‘walk together’. Every member of the Church has the right to speak, and the obligation to allow those charged with the work of discernment the freedom to do so.

More information is available on the Diocesan Website; Synod

A Video on Living Simply prepared by younger parishioners. For more information see our Live Simply Page.

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.