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
Church Cleaning Team
Church Flowers Team
Church Tea & Coffee Team
07867 788552 | 07722 091465
Parish Hall Bookings
Gift Aid Organiser
Eucharistic Ministry Rotas
APF Red Mission Boxes
Knights of St Columba
St Vincent de Paul (SVP)