St Joseph Parish Centre

We come together to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, to grow in God’s love and to follow the light of Christ’s example, serving where we are called. We celebrate daily God’s love in the Eucharist, prayer, service and fellowship.

We are fully committed to promoting the well being and safety of all parishioners and visitors regardless of age and we are fully compliant with national and Diocesan policies for safeguarding children and adults who may be at risk. Our Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Simon Hardcastle and Gillian Sugrue, who can be contacted on email on [email protected] or via the Parish Office.
The Parish Centre has an informal, cafe-style layout and can accommodate up to 100 people. It is used for parish activities as well as being available to hire for parish community events (subject to availability). It has a shared kitchen with the church hall.

The Church Hall has a traditional layout with a small stage and can accommodate up to 100 people. It is used for parish activities as well as being available to hire for parish community events (subject to availability). It has a shared kitchen with the Parish Centre.

Our church is a place for anyone who desires and seeks peace and quiet, somewhere to come in times of difficulty or gratitude to sit and pray or light a candle.
Unique to our Parish community is the pastoral care offered by friars of the of the Discalced Carmelite Order. Having served the community since 1913, St. Joseph’s is particularly blessed with their express form of Christian spirituality which is centred on prayer, understood as loving friendship with God and contemplation as the free gift of God.This role is concerned with the safety of premises and procedures to prevent and minimise the risk of danger to health. Each individual is responsible for using safe practices and procedures for their own and others safety. For identified risks contact the Health and Safety Representative, David Bentley, via the Parish Office. In an emergency contact a priest. Whether you are a visitor, a parishioner, new to the area, interested in becoming Catholic, seeking to return to your faith, or an active volunteer, you are very welcome here. If you have concerns about a child or adult at risk please contact our Parish Priest or the Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator, Danielle Dixon. In an emergency situation contact the police and Social Services immediately.St Joseph’s is a large Catholic community of all ages, each on our own unique journey and influenced by the Carmelite spirituality of the priests that serve here.

We are fortunate to have a first class Parish Centre with plenty of space to cater for all kinds of parish functions from christening and birthday parties to large dinner and dances.
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The church provides a central hub of activity and the opportunity to mingle with people who, though they come from a variety of different backgrounds, social, religious or otherwise, nevertheless share the same positive outlook on life.

There is a well kept bowling green surrounded by a pleasant, well maintained garden, in a quiet residential area adjacent to the town centre. Inside the building is a beautifully decorated spacious lounge area and a fully licensed bar. Adjoining the lounge is the games room with two full size snooker tables, a pool table, darts, dominoes and a large screen TV.
St Joseph’s Parish Centre re-opened after being fully rebuilt in 2001. This purpose-built facility is designed to handle any type of function. Whether it is a quiet drink with friends of a wedding reception to remember, St Joseph’s leads the way for quality of service and value for money. The two large car parks are monitored 24hrs a day by CCTV for that extra peace of mind.The Caldwell Suite: The Caldwell Suite is our largest room for hire, with a maximum seating capacity of 200. The room is ideal for any occasion, function, exhibition or conference. This superb room is complemented by comfortable and modern furnishings and can be adapted to meet your needs. It boasts its own fully licensed bar, and we have a choice of table sizes and styles to suit your function and number of guests. The ballroom floor can accommodate 180 people for dancing and the room has its own demountable stage and PA System.

The Hitchen Room: The smaller of the two rooms available, this purpose built boardroom will hold up to 40 people and is ideal for all business and group meetings. The room comes equipped with an overhead projector, is fitted with a whiteboard and has plug sockets for TV or computer equipment. The room is also now available for breakfast meetings.We’ve detected that JavaScript is disabled in this browser. Please enable JavaScript or switch to a supported browser to continue using You can see a list of supported browsers in our Help Center.Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.This Web site is produced by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). All pages, their contents and related items are provided “as is”. Thus no liability, consequential or otherwise, arising from them is accepted. Where not already belonging or assigned to others, all material remains our copyright.