The primary purpose of the Mission Team is to raise awareness of external issues that relate to the local community and beyond so as to further the mission of the Catholic Church.
There are a number of groups and organisations which parishioners belong to, including:
- St Vincent de Paul – relieving poverty and hardship
- Footsteps – drop-in centre
- Number 5 – night shelter for homeless
- Besom – decorating and repairing homes
- Street Angels – supporting late night clubbers
- Catenians – for Catholic men
- Knights of St Columba – for Catholic men
We seek to support a number of charities and organisation through a voluntary collection at the end of each of the Sunday Masses (except in August). These include local, national and Church related groups. Although, we try to plan these collections in advance, sometimes changes are required with little or no notice, especially if there is a disaster/urgent appeal.
The Parish has fair trade status which means that we are committed to using and promoting fairly traded goods, and promoting fair trade fortnight. We are privileged to have a shop in the porch area of St Joseph's that is open at the end of each Sunday Mass. They are always looking for volunteers to help out, and if you are interested, please enquire in the shop or contact Amanda Edwards via the Parish Office.
12 Eastgate Gardens,
(01483) 562 704
Parish office hours:
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