Families

Our children are our most important asset and we are very fortunate in having first class schools and catechists in our parish – all of which helps in building a caring, warm and welcoming community for all.

Children in church…

are always welcome. If, as a parent, you feel a little awkward because your child is more than usually noisy or restless you are most welcome, if you prefer,  to go into the Parish Centre (use the door between church and parish centre in the English Martyrs Chapel). Please feel free to do whatever suits you and your child at any time.
If you need to breastfeed your baby you are welcome to do so.

Childrens’ Liturgy
will be resuming on Sunday, 29th September at the 10.15am Mass. All young people of primary school age are welcome to attend this in the Parish Centre from the beginning of Mass to the time of the Offertory. Younger children are also welcome if accompanied by a carer. The Childens’ Liturgy will begin with meeting every two weeks but this may change in the months ahead as we get used to its renewal after a long absence. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to see Fr John or Lorraine Stack who is very kindly organising it.

St Jo’s Tinies to Tots

The craft theme is Around the World for this half term. The group meets every Wednesday in term time from 10.00 to 11.30 for children from birth to pre-school. There is a voluntary donation of £1.00 per family and this covers a drink for child and adult with a fruit snack for the children. Every week there is a craft and the sessions end with singing. The group also welcomes people who would like to volunteer to help.See website http://stjoestiniestotots.webs.com and we have made the Facebook page more accessible. We look forward to seeing both new and familiar people on Wednesday at 10.00am.
Jean, Annie, Debbie, Jane and Bridget.
(For further information please e-mail stjosephtoddlergrp@gmail.com, call 01332 609203 or look for us on facebook.)

St Joseph’s RC Pre-school  Mill Hill Lane  Derby DE23 6SB Tel: 01332 372453

At St Joseph’s RC Pre-School, our goal is to produce happy, motivated, well-adjusted children. Here you will find a caring, educational environment for children aged from 3 to 5 years. We recognise that each child has unique talents, learning styles and personality.

Each week in school term time, we are open from 8.45am – 2:45am offering both full and part days. We provide snacks and lunch if required.

If your child is eligible for free nursery funding this entitlement may be used at pre-school.

For further information or to arrange a visit please call in or contact Kirsty Sharp, manager, on 01332 372453.
Email: stjosephspreschool@yahoo.co.uk

We offer full and part days between 7.30am and 5.45pm. We are open during school term times only on Monday – Friday. Children may attend from the term following their third birthday and we have a limited number of places for younger children who are eligible to receive 2 year old Nursery Funding. We accept both the government universal funding and the extended 30 hour free children offer.
There is always a demand for places and we advise early applications to be made.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School  Mill Hill Lane  Derby Tel: 01332 361660  www.stjosephsblogs.net

St. Joseph’s School strives to enable every child to reach their own potential. Whilst we are proud, and rightly so, of our academic achievements, which continue to be among the best in the City, developing the whole child is equally, if not more important. Critical to this, however, is the support we give the children as they continue their spiritual journey by helping them develop a fuller understanding of their faiths and beliefs.

You are warmly invited to come to school, to look around, meet children and staff and soak up the distinctive atmosphere of St. Joseph’s School.
The responsibility of parents to encourage children to grow in the Catholic faith is self-evident.
We are fortunate in St Joseph’s to have a school so dedicated to the well-being of the children – both humanly and academically.

Headteacher: Mrs Tracey Churchill Email: admin@stjosephs.derby.sch.uk

Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1JD
Tel: 01332 557032  Web: www.saintben.derby.sch.uk

Our mission at Saint Benedict Catholic School is to build up a loving community with Christ at its centre; develop potential to the full and strive for excellence; work and play in harmony; and treat each other with dignity and justice.

As ‘The Holy Family’ partnership of schools, we have been working closely with our Primary partners taking a lead from their rich Catholic History and tradition and having just seen St.George’s celebrate 50 successful years we look forward to St.Mary’s celebrating 200 years of Catholic education in September. Working closely together as a group of schools it is our mission to continue and build on the work of Mercy Sisters in taking Catholic Education forward in Derby and the Belper area and to safeguard it for the future.
If you are interested in finding our more about the school please do not hesitate to contact us on 01332 557032 or enquiries@saintben.derby.sch.uk
Headteacher: Kevin Gritton

St Joseph’s Youth Group

Our youth group  meets on Thursdays from 7.15 – 9.15pm in our Parish Centre. All year 7 and above young people are welcome to attend. Various activities for all to enjoy. Hope to see you there.

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.)