Welcome to St Joseph's

The foodbank is working very hard to help those who are financially hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Please consider donating food cash or time. You can find out more about how you can help here. If you need support from the foodbank click here.

join with people from churches around the country in 'Prayers of Hopeat 7pm  every Sunday evening

St Joseph's is the Catholic Parish Church for Dorking 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 saintjosephs@tiscali.co.uk

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.

Father Tony Milner – Parish Priest
Deacon Tony Kinal
Parish Secretary Penny Dubois
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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.

A Message from Bishop Richard
for the 5th Sunday of Lent

Supporting the Parish

While our church is closed for public worship we are unable to take the offertory collection. Many of you give by standing order, and for that we are grateful. If you wish to set up a standing order or make a one-off donation please contact Penny at our usual email of saintjosephs@tiscali.co.uk and she will send you the bank details. You can also give online via the

Diocesan Just Giving Page.

Remember to indicate that you want your gift to go to "Dorking St Joseph's"

Also, the Easter Offering is one of only two times in the year (along with Christmas) that your gift goes to Fr. Tony directly and it is one of the principal ways he gets 'paid'. If you wish to give to that collection please mark your gift "Dorking Easter offering".

You can also give to any of these by simply puting an appropriately marked envelope through the parish letterbox when out for your daily exercise!

COVID –19 Coronavirus
During the COVID-19 crisis, although churches are no longer open for public worship, priests are still celebrating Mass privately on a daily basis. I am doing that, honouring those intentions already requested, and praying for the parish. If you wish to have a mass celebrated for your intention please contact me on the email address below
I have also up resources on our COVID-19 page to help us remain united as a community spiritually, even though we cannot gather physically. I will continue to update these.
I am still available to hear confessions by appointment, and also to bring the sacraments to those who are gravely ill. 
Let us keep each other in prayer at this time, and also keep in touch. I can be contacted on the usual parish number of 01306 882433 or on tony.milner@abdiocese.org.uk
God Bless
Fr. Tony
Following the government advice, the bishops of England and Wales, with great sadness have announced that: There will be no public Masses or other services in Catholic churches in England and Wales from the evening of Friday 20th March until further notice. All other church gatherings are also suspended. Funerals can take place, but only at the graveside or crematorium, and only with immediate family. Full details can be found on the Bishops Conference website

Parish Office

Parish Secretary: Penny Dubois

The parish office is closed until further notice.

You can still contact us by telephone or email

 

Contact details:

Telephone:    01306 882433

email: saintjosephs@tiscali.co.uk

Holy Mass:

All public masses suspended until further notice

Please download the weekly newsletter

for the most up to date information.

Parish Secretary Penny Dubois