Whether you are looking to join our church family on a regular basis, or are enquiring about becoming part of the church for a special event, such as a wedding or a baptism, these pages should give you all that you need to know.
St Joseph’s is a thriving parish that serves the Bilton area in the north of Harrogate and is part of the Diocese of Leeds.


First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion & Confirmation

Confirmation 2020

Congratulations to our 37 Candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on 9th February – despite the appalling weather, we had a fantastic celebration with our Bishop.  Photographs to follow!

Parents of Candidates, please look out for an email regarding the photographs taken during the event.


First Sacraments Dates for Your Diary:

First Reconciliation (Year 3 and above)

Parents Meeting – 11th March 2020 at 6.00pm

Session for Preparation – 21st March 2020 10am-2pm

First Reconciliation – 1st April 2020 at 6.00pm.

First Holy Communion (Year 4 and above)

Parents Meeting – 21st April 2020 at 6.00pm

Preparation Sessions – 25th April; 9th May; 16th May and 6th June (time to be advised).

Rehearsal & Confessions – Friday 12th June at 6.00pm

First Holy Communion Masses – Saturday 13th June.


Mass Times


16:30 – 17:00 Sacrament of Reconciliation

17:30 Vigil Mass


8:00 Mass

11:00 Mass (Children’s Liturgy each week)


See the Parish Bulletin for weekly variations

Feasts and Holy Days of Obligation

As announced

Daily Readings

Click below to access the readings of the day:

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