St Joseph's News and events


St. Joseph’s Race Night:  

Tickets now on sale at the 8.30am and 11.00am Sunday Masses for our Friday, 10th November, Parish Fun Race Night in the Church Hall. Tickets are priced at only £10 pp including supper and a great night at the races. We are also looking for sponsors for the Race card at £25 or the 8 races at £20 which would allow you to plug your business. And/or, you can be a horse owner at £5 with a chance of winning a bottle of spirits. All profits will go to parish funds.


Cancellation of Casual Cricket Day at Douai hosted by Newbury Catenians on Sunday 6th August:

Thank you to all those who indicated their willingness to play or attend on the day. However, we are very sorry to advise that, due to many Deanery parishioners being on holiday on that day, the estimated numbers attending did not meet the volume required to make the event the success we were all looking forward to. Reluctantly, it has been decided to cancel on this occasion. If you know of others who were intending to turn up but hadn't indicated as such, could you please advise them of the cancellation.

First Communion Programme Preparation 2017/2018:

There will be a meeting for parents of children who will be prepared for their First Holy Communion in 2018. It will be on Wednesday 12th July at 7.30pm in the Church hall. It will be for parents only, there is no need to bring your child. The meeting will last less than an hour.

St Joseph’s School Summer Fete – Saturday 24th June 11am – 2pm.

Plant sale, “crockery smash”, BBQ, games & fun for all the family. See poster in the Hall for more information. Free entry. Money raised will benefit the children for enrichment projects. For crockery smash, if you have any chipped, damaged or otherwise unwanted crockery would you please consider donating it to us. We would love any plates, bowls, jugs, vases, mugs, saucers etc. The items can be brought to the school or if you can email we can arrange collection at your convenience.

What Is The Parish 300 Club?

It is simply a lottery which all parishioners are invited to join. All proceeds go towards paying for the maintenance of our church. For example recently the lottery helped us to pay for a new boiler. This year we really need to redecorate the Church, and with the help of lottery funds we hope to make a start this autumn. As from Sunday 18th June tickets will be on sale after both Masses each Sunday during June and early July. Tickets will cost £15 each - with each ticket giving the buyer the chance to win £100 or £50 or £25 each month for a year. It is our way of helping to look after the Church we love and in which we worship and celebrate together. So come on, give it a go and buy a ticket for the 300 Club.


Will be celebrated on Sunday 11th June and Sunday 18th June at the 11.00am Masses. Please pray for our 28 young parishioners who will be receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time.


To our 18 candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from the Bishop at
St. John’s Cathedral Portsmouth yesterday.

Casual Cricket Day: 

A light-hearted day at Douai Abbey's Park Cricket Ground, Woolhampton. For all the family. Come along and play, support, or just enjoy the atmosphere and food. Date: Sunday 6th August. Organised by Newbury Catenians. Further details to follow.

St. Joseph’s Race Night: 

A race night is planned  on  Friday 10th November in the Church Hall - please save the date in your diaries.

St. Joseph’s Bug House:

The Bug House is open for visitors and you can see it. It is round past the Church tower

A new web site is available for the St.Joseph's Music Group

Click here to pay a visit to the new site.