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St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 17 Highview Crescent, Hutton, Essex, CM13 1BJ

01277 221917


Parish Priest:
Rev. Leslie Knight

Dates for the Diary

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Visit the school website



Parish Mission Statement:

"To have Christ at the centre of our lives, enabling us to grow in faith as a community where all feel welcomed, loved and valued."

The current Catholic church of St. Joseph The Worker was consecrated by the Right Reverend, Patrick J Casey, Bishop of Brentwood, on Friday 30 April 1976.

Adjacent to the church there is an excellent Catholic Primary School and a fine Pre-School, with Learning Alliance Accreditation.

On the same site there is a well appointed Parish Centre that has recently been refurbished to a high standard.

The Parish is renowned for being a loving, caring community.


Bishop's letter regarding the General Election

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The Call, The Journey and The Mission

An invitation from the Bishops of England and Wales to reflect on the Gift of Marriage and Family Life

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Saturday morning
» 9.00am Rosary
9.15am Mass
9.45am to 10.15am Exposition & Sacrament Of Reconciliation

Saturday evening
» 6.00pm

» 8.30am 10.30am

Holy Days
» 9.15am Evening - 8.00pm

» See Newsletter or notice board.

Join your fellow parishioners for a cup of tea or coffee, and biscuits, after the 8.30 & 10.30 Masses on Sunday. photophoto photo
Photographs by Arthur Edwards, M B E

About the Catholic Church
If you are interested in knowing about the Catholic Church with the possibility of being received into the Church Easter 2008, please write to Fr. Leslie asking to be included in the R.C.I.A. programme.

"Come Home For the New Year "
Most Catholic Families have members who, for different reasons, no longer go to Mass; some lost contact during their teenage years, others drifted away after a broken marriage, whilst some have had painful experiences with the Catholic community. The Church's initiative aims to encourage Catholics to listen respectfully and lovingly to people's stories and invite them back. A simple invitation could make all the difference in the world.

A recent report highlighted that three million people in England and Wales would come to Church if invited. It is estimated that at least two-thirds of the Catholic community are non Church-going (lapsed). Therefore, all members of the St. Joseph's community are encouraged to go out of their way this New Year with a message of love, acceptance, welcome and reconciliation, to bring back at least one person to Church. Let's make 2008 a year to member.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor urges us to take part in this important initiative.

In your 20s?
The twentysomethings is a group for Catholics your age. We do walks, meals, prayer, holidays, retreats etc. Contact Claire on 07950 202205, or

In your 30s? Then thirtysomethings is for you.

Moonwalk for walk the walk worldwide Charity Reg. SC029572
Our Guides have supported the breakthrough for breast cancer Crocus Walks and this year Caroline, Catherine & Sarah Peters are walking the Moonwalk through the streets of London at night on the 17th May and need sponsors. Please visit family

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Course by which adults become members of the Catholic Faith will be starting soon.If you are interested in becoming a Catholic please see Fr.Leslie as soon as possible.

Altar Server Training
Young people who would like to train to be an Altar Server - a great privilege - and are aged 9 years or older, please give your name to Fr. Leslie

Piety Display
At St. Joseph's we stock and sell an attractive and interesting range of devotional items; books, medals, statues, cards for every occasion and much more. Please browse. If you can't see what you want, or need something special, speak to Gerry Sarah, she can possibly order it for you.

Faith is Caught, Not Taught
"Worry not that your children don't listen to you.
Worry that they watch you."
Perhaps the most effective way to ensure that your children develop a healthy faith life is to let them experience your own living faith. When we neglect our own spiritual development, our "lamp on the stand" can easily become a little tarnished. For the light of our faith to shine for our children, we need to trim the wick and polish up.

Queens Hospital Romford
The Hospital Chaplain is Fr. Mark Swires. Should you go into the Queens Hospital, please inform Fr. Mark by email to; or telephone 01708 447761.

Clothes and shoe recycling collection
St. Joseph the worker RC Primary School have a clothes and shoe recycling collection. Bags are held at the main entrance of the school.

Parish Priest, Rev. Leslie Knight
"Welcome to our Parish of St. Joseph the Worker, caring for the community in Hutton & Shenfield."

Photographs by Arthur Edwards, MBE.