Greetings from St Joseph's Church
We would like to welcome all visiters to our website, we hope you are able to find out more about our church community.
As Moderator I am responsible for the Guildford Cluster of Parishes and I would like to welcome you to the Catholic Community of St Joseph's Guildford. If you are a new parishioner, I hope that our website will help you to find your way into the community life of our parish.Â If you are an existing parishioner, then my hope is that it will help you to find out more about your parish community and to participate in the liturgy and community life of the parish.
St Joseph's is a strong, vibrant and diverse community within Guildford and the surrounding area. As many as 62 different nationalities worship here. In addition to the rich liturgical programme, there is a wide range of activities that aim to strengthen and deepen faith. The Youth Programme is a particularly strong feature of Guildford and the parish is keen to take forward work on developing the pastoral needs of other groups within the population, especially older people and those who are sick or disabled.
There is an embedded culture of volunteering to support all aspects of parish life and over 250 parishioners are active as volunteers.
Whether you are new to the parish, have worshipped here for many years or are simply a visitor, please take the time to navigate through the website.
May God bless you
Father Colin Wolczak,
The Guildford Cluster of Catholic Parishes
St Joseph's is one of three parishes that together form the Guildford Cluster served by a single team of clergy. As well as St Joseph's, the Cluster includes the parish communities of St Mary's Rydes Hill, Aldershot Rd, Guildford and St Pius X, Laustan Close, Merrow. The University of Surrey Chaplaincy is also part of the Cluster. All these communities are active and welcoming with a wide range of activities and groups for all ages and some programmes are organised across the cluster.
The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton
St Joseph's and the Guildford Cluster are part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton which serves the counties of East and West Sussex and the part of Surrey outside the Greater London Boroughs, as well as the city of Brighton and Hove. There are 112 parishes within the Diocese. Rt Rev Kieran Conry is our bishop. Find out more about our Diocese here.
Fr. Colin Wolczak
12 Eastgate Gardens,
(01483) 562 704
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