St Joseph’s is a strong, vibrant and diverse community within Guildford and the surrounding area. As many as 62 different nationalities worship here. In addition to the rich liturgical programme, there is a wide range of activities that aim to strengthen and deepen faith. The Youth Programme is a particularly strong feature of Guildford and the Parish is keen to take forward work on developing the pastoral needs of other groups within the population, especially older people and those who are sick or disabled.
There are 3 diverse Masses each sunday, the atmosphere at Mass is relaxed and informal but with a deep reverence.
8 am Mass. This is a simple Mass without a choir,a reflective, quiet celebration. It is also the only early morning Mass in the parish and local area.
11 am Mass. This Mass attracts a large congregation of all ages, including families. Worship at this Mass is enhanced by a choir. Children’s Liturgy takes place in the Hall in term time during the first part of the 11 am Mass. The children are taken out for their own Liturgy of the Word, music and activities. They return to join their parents just before the Offertory.
Coffee and tea is provided downstairs in the Hall after this Mass, an excellent way of getting to know fellow parishioners.
6pm Mass. is very well attended and the congregation includes many students and young people. It has a contemporary feel with vibrant music provided by the 6pm Mass Group. People travel from beyond Guildford to experience the dynamic 6pm Mass.
Signs and symbols of St Josephs Church
A self guided booklet suitable for all ages, to explore the unique features of this church
St Josephs Welcome Brochure
Weekday Mass times
Tuesday 10am, Wednesday 10am, Thursday 8am and Saturday 10.00am
Sunday Mass times
8am, 11am followed by refreshments, and 6pm
Holy Days of Obligation
10.00am and 8.00pm
Saturdays: 11.00-12noon, 3rd Sun of month 5.15-5.45pm, and by appointment
1st Saturday of the Month 6pm-8pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Sat: 11am-12noon, Fri: 10.30–11am
Every Tuesday 4pm in the Royal Surrey Hospital Chapel for staff and patients
Address and Contact details
12 Eastgate Gardens Guildford Surrey GU1 4AZ