About us

St Joseph’s is a friendly city centre parish blessed with parishioners from all parts of the world who have chosen to make Derby their home.
We are close to the city centre of Derby. Whether you are a visitor, haven’t been to church for sometime or are not a Catholic you are always most welcome.

Our new parish centre facility provides additional opportunities for developing our community.

JT2Our parish priest is Fr John Trenchard you are welcome to contact him for further information about our community 
Email: Fr John

  Each week Fr John is available to meet parishioners with no appointment.
The time and day varies each week and is given in the current weekly newsletter (This time also includes the opportunity for confession.)

Parish  Pastoral Council
Our Parish Pastoral Council meets regularly to work with Fr John in the organisation and running of our parish.
Our current Chair is Deirdre Fleming

A separate Finance Committee also meets quarterly and provides full annual accounts which are made available to the parish.
Our Parish planned giving co-ordinator is Mr Kieran Connally. The Planned Giving scheme accounts for two thirds of our Parish income. It would be good to increase the number of people who are in the Planned Giving scheme as this helps to establish a steady income, and if the contribution comes from tax-payers, there is an additional tax benefit that we can claim from the taxman.
Planned Giving Envelopes are counted after the 10.15am Sunday Mass by a team of parishioners. If you would like to volunteer to join the counting rota you would be most welcome.

Church Cleaning

A small group of volunteers ensure that our church is kept in good order.
Needed Urgently
 – We are in desperate need of more church cleaners. We have recently lost a whole team. The church cleaning only takes 1 hour – 1.5 hours and is about 5 times a year if you are part of a team of around 4 people. Any help is very welcome. Initially, do speak to one of the cleaners or Fr John.
We would be delighted if you would consider joining us and your help would be greatly appreciated.
Coffee and tea supplied!

Flower Arrangers
 
Each week a small group of parish flower arrangers (three principal organisers) give of their time to make sure the church looks beautiful and is in keeping with our worship and love of God.
Further volunteers are always welcome to join us.

Contacting our parish priest

Each week Fr John is available to meet parishioners with no appointment.
The time and day varies each week and is given in the current newsletter (This time also includes the opportunity for confession.)