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St Joseph's News

13th Jan '22 Update:

Welcome to St Joseph's!  We have mass every day except Mondays. Please join us!

It is mandatory to wear masks unless you are exempt.  Please also sanitise hands and practise social distancing. We have windows open for improved ventilation so please dress appropriately!  Please protect others and help us to keep the church open.

Sunday Mass Times:  Sat 5pm(Vigil),  Sun 8.30am and 10.30am                Other:  Tues 12pm, Wed 12pm, Thurs 9.30am, Fri 7pm,  Sat 10am+Rosary

There is still no Sunday Obligation but the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales encourage us all to experience the gift of Sunday Eucharist if we are able.  Please see the recent update here:  https://www.cbcew.org.uk/plenary-november-2021-honouring-sunday/ 

Confessions:  Saturdays at 9.30am before mass and on request

Live Stream:   Sundays 10.30am:  Watch live on YouTube: click: LIVE

Please watch online and stay home if you feel unwell in ANY way.

CIRDIC collection:  First Saturday of the month:  2-3pm Car Park: 

Collections:   Cathedral Fund: 22/23 Jan - this collection is the only income that our cathedral receives from the Diocese. CAFOD Afghanistan appeal:  click here to donate

Donations:  Christmas Collection:  Click here.                                               Sunday Offering, Donations and Mass offerings:  Please click DONATE for information on the best way to make donations.  Or click here for the quickest way to donate using Credit or Debit Card.  Please mark donations clearly as: Sunday or MassIntention or SpecialCollection

Newsletters:  see links below

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.  Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.  The Queen's Green Canopy will create a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen's service and the legacy she has built. This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future. Laura from Shinfield View Care Home accompanied by a resident were assisted by Colin Parkes and Richard Epps to plant an apple tree in the garden here at St Joseph’s.  We are very grateful to Laura and Shinfield View Care Home who have now planted more than 17 trees in the community from schools, nurseries and churches. 

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For other enquiries, email Parish Office :  sjtilehurst@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

The parish office is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning from 9am to 12.30pm.  The parish office is closed from Mon 27th December until Thurs 6th Jan.


Elderly/Housebound: contact Rita Boyce SVP

Link to: St. Joseph's facebook page



Welcome from Fr Peter Glas

Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Church located in Tilehurst, Reading.  Our Parish is very blessed to have generous parishioners and volunteers who have wholeheartedly offered their gifts to the Lord and to the parish In the name of the Christian community of St Joseph's Church.  I would like to express my sincerest and prayerful gratitude to all the members of this parish, especially the children and youth.  Young people's participation is a priority and the Church has a strategic role in developing and supporting our children and youth.  We are proud to be a discipleship parish where every member can grow as a disciple of Christ through our many ministries and faith formation opportunities.  We invite you to come worship with us and make St Joseph's Church, your spiritual home. Our primary school is St Paul's: http://www.stpauls.w-berks.sch.uk/

Mass Schedule


8.30 am & 10.30 am




12 noon


12 noon






10am Mass and 5 pm (Vigil) Mass

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