SOS Appeal – Please donate today

Could you play a vital role in St Joseph’s future?

You may know about recent wonderful work to repair the dome, redecorate the church’s interior and restore our Grade 1 listed William Hill Organ. But St Joseph’s is massive. Major parts of the building are in a woeful state. This year, we had to close the Red Room and basement classrooms and teach our First Communion children elsewhere.

This crisis is harming our work

The spaces in need of repairs have traditionally been used by community groups outside of the church – AA meetings, coffee mornings with our elderly community, food banks and many more social initiatives for marginalised groups.

They also support the parish’s pastoral life, especially the faith journey of our children: hosting First Communion and confirmation classes, marriage preparation courses, Christian meditation, faith sharing, not to mention hundreds (perhaps thousands!) of social events. 

But these cherished spaces are now quite unusable – with damp and peeling walls, leaking ceilings, worn floors, malfunctioning heating and unsafe wiring.

Our target

The estimated cost for repairs is £241,000.

We‘ve already received generous pledges, but there’s still a big hill to climb. 

So any donation you can make will help, but the more you can support us, the sooner we can restore these rooms to warm and welcoming spaces for the whole community.

There are numerous ways to give to this appeal. Make a pledge, standing order, one off donation by cheque – please download all the giving forms here.

Alternatively you can donate by scanning the QR code below  to make a card payment. Or visit and below or visiting

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Please complete the donation form and if applicable the Gift Aid Declaration and return it to the Parish Office, indicating whether you wish to give your regular offertory donations by standing order or by the envelope system. If you wish to donate by standing order, please also complete the Standing Order Form and return it to the Parish Office or a member of the parish team.

  • Make a one-off gift
  • Set up regular giving (via standing order)
  • Increase the value of your gift through Gift Aid

Many thanks for your support!

Join our Gift Aid Scheme or Donate using Paypal, Debit or Credit Card!

The Gift Aid Scheme

St Joseph’s Parish is a registered charity. Under the Government’s Gift Aid scheme, for every £1 given by someone who has completed a simple Gift Aid Declaration, we can reclaim 25p from the taxman.


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