Welcome to St Joseph's
Lockdown from 5th January
Under the new Lockdown, church services are still permitted However it must be emphasised that, to avoid spreading the virus, there are to be no 'interactions' between households inside the church. That basically means for Mass you need to go to your place and stay there, Not enter into conversation with people of other households, and not move around the church other than to come in, go out, and come to communion or light a candle. Outside of Mass, when the church is open for prayer, you may move around provided you don't mix with other household groups. You must not mix with other households outside the church either. If these rules are not followed we may be forced to suspend public Masses.
As many of you have now decided to remain at home, we will be increasing the opportunities to access Mass online. As well as offering the 10 am Sunday Mass online, we will be streaming weekday Masses, and the 8am Sunday Mass, via YouTube.
To access the YouTube channel, click on the red YouTube icon on the top right of this web page. For further details of services see the Mass Times etc. Page. For booking Sunday Mass and other ways in which we are keeping going under current restrictions, visit our COVID-19 page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2021
There is still a great deal of uncertainty about the COVID-19 situation. However we will be starting preparation after the spring Half Term. We invite families to register and interest now, so we can plan more easily.
Children in year 3 and up are eligible to make their First Holy Communion this year, and young people in year 10 and above are eligible for Confirmation.
Please email Fr Tony on email@example.com with the subject 'Confirmation' or Communion giving the name of the candidate, the name of a parent or guardian, the school the candidate attends and his or her year group. This latter information will help us make use of any existing 'bubbles' in the preparation process.
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
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 growing vision for interdenominational outreach and projects such as Soul Connect Youth Work and the food bank.