Children's Ministry"Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me" (Matthew 18:5)

At St Joseph’s we extend a warm welcome to all children. Children are never too young to come to church.
They are not only the future of your family but also our community and a very important part of the present.
We have lots of fun activities for all ages, which are run by a group of adult leaders who are all committed and enthusiastic members of our congregation.
See below for details of some of our activities or keep an eye on our news page for any upcoming events

Children's Liturgy

During term time at the 9am Sunday morning Mass, we hold a Children’s Liturgy of the Word. It is held in the church foyer and is suitable for all children up till their First Holy Communion. We would ask you to stay with pre-school children but school aged children are welcome to enjoy the activities while you attend mass. There is also a Children’s Liturgy at the 11am Mass each 2nd Sunday of the month.

Toddler Group

A time for babies, pre-school children and (grand) parents/carers.
Held between 10.00am and 11.45am, every Wednesday (term time)
Contact: Valeria Perotto on email: or Mobile: 07773124321


For girls aged 7-10 years at St. Anne’s school on Monday evenings.
Contact: Patricia Parker (Brown Owl) 01256 358908

Pizza, Play and Pray

(Years 5 & 6)
A different theme each month.
Come along and join in with the challenges, games and pizza,followed by a short session of prayer.
Once a month on a Friday: 6.15 – 7.15pm. St. Joseph’s Church

Explorers/Young Explorer

Come along and explore and wonder about the stories of God’s people, the stories Jesus told. Explore through play, craft and fun. Once a month on the 2nd Friday: - 4.00-5.00pm. St. Joseph’s church.

Messy Church

Fun crafts based around a Christian theme, celebration time and food.
(If you are a child you will need to bring an adult)
St. Joseph’s Church
171a St Michael’s Road
RG22 6TY
Every 2nd Sunday of the month
2.00 – 4.00pm (Please check before attending.)
Everyone invited – Young and old alike, adults, children, teenagers, carers, grandparents, come as friends, families and partners or on your own.
All very welcome
Entrance fee – donations welcome
Contact: Helen Thomas, Children and Families ministry Co-ordinator Tel: 01256 323595 or 07449516414. Email: