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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Harrogate

About

Who We Are - One Church

We are a thriving Catholic Community with a passion to worship God and serve the Lord in our wider community. We are made up of people from all walks of life, and from all ages and backgrounds. Many people who attend St Joseph's were not born or brought up in the parish - instead they have come to make up our family from all corners of this land, and from many countries around the world - and all are welcome here. St Joseph's is our parish home and family.

What We Do - One Faith

We primarily gather together to worship God during the celebration of the Holy Mass and other liturgies and services throughout the year. Our worship is simple and dignified, but inclusive as we seek to include different people from the parish community to take part. For some, Mass offers the opportunity for quiet reflection, for others it is an opportunity to become more involved - however you feel drawn, God is present among us.

Why We Do It - One Lord

We seek to be true to our baptismal calling to worship and put into action our faith in the communities around us - this means that many members of our church are involved in many social and charitable endeavours, and being so involved, they can witness to our faith in the world. Within the church community there are a number of groups which exist to minister to the wider church, the young, the elderly and the sick and housebound.

Christ is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever...a brief history of our Parish

“Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.” Pope Francis

Our Parish Priest

Father Stephen Webb

Fr Stephen Webb was appointed Parish Priest in 2019.  

As well as his parish appointment he also has other responsibilities within the Diocese and further afield. He is currently the Roman Catholic Officiating Chaplain to the Army Foundation College and is the Leeds Diocesan Director of Vocations. Fr Stephen has over 26 years experience in parish ministry, but has been a priest in the Diocese of Leeds since January 2007.  He enjoys the life of the parish, and is keen to encourage a good social and family life in the parish.  He has a 3 year old Chocolate Labrador…who keeps him on his toes!

Below are details of the various groups which exist within the parish or wider area, please contact them directly for further information.

Music and Choir

Gill Crowther
01423 817885

Safeguarding

Tony Cullen
07785 252253

Children's Liturgy

Grace Foster
07515 686662

Church Cleaning Team

Elaine Flanagan
07791 500359

Church Flowers Team

Helen Fletcher
01423 525216

Church Tea & Coffee Team

Anne Roberts | Annemarie Perry
07867 788552 | 07722 091465

Parish Hall Bookings

Elaine Flanagan
07791 500359

Gift Aid Organiser

John Tweddle
01423 523332

Friendship Group

Rachel
07739 975021

Reader Rotas

Paul Fletcher
01423 525216

Eucharistic Ministry Rotas

Bradley Gotting
07985 515307

APF Red Mission Boxes

Liz Walker
01423 881061

Catenians

John Tolan
01423 884690

Knights of St Columba

Jason Aldiss
07976 428198

St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

Teresa Carmody
01423 565068