With Christ at our heart we grow, learn, laugh and love developing our potential whilst valuing and supporting the wider community

Parish and Church

15th October 2021

Our Lady of Lourdes, St Joseph, St Teresa Birkdale - St Joseph’s Rectory, 40 York Road, Southport , England

Our Lady of Lourdes, St Joseph, St Teresa Birkdale - Live Streaming - St Joseph’s Rectory, 40 York Road, Southport , England

Mass for the Feast of Pentecost 23rd May 2021



1.  Come, Holy Ghost, creator come, 

     from thy bright heavenly throne, 

     come take possession of our souls, 

     and make them all thine own. 


2.  Thou who art called the Paraclete, 

     best gift of God above, 

     the living spring, the living fire, 

     sweet unction and true love. 


3.  Thou who art sev'nfold in thy grace 

     finger of God's right hand; 

     his promise, teaching little ones, 

     to speak and understand. 


4.  O guide our minds with thy blest light, 

     with love our hearts inflame; 

     and with thy strength, which n'er decays, 

     confirm our mortal frame. 


5.  Far from us drive our deadly foe; 

     true peace unto us bring; 

     and through all perils lead us safe 

     beneath thy scared wing. 


6.  Through thee may we the Father know, 

     through thee th'eternal Son, 

     and thee the Spirit of them both, 

     thrice blessed Three in One. 


7.  All glory to the Father be, 

     with his co-equal Son: 

     the same to thee great Paraclete, 

     while endless ages run. 




1.  Come down, O love divine, 

     seek thou this soul of mine, 

     and visit it with thine own 

          ardour glowing; 

     O comforter, draw near, 

     within my heart appear, 

     and kindle it, thy holy 

          flame bestowing. 


2.  O let it freely burn, 

     till earthly passions turn 

     to dust and ashes in its 

          heat consuming; 

     and let thy glorious light 

     shine ever on my sight, 

     and clothe me round, the while 

          my path illuming. 


3.  Let holy charity 

     mine outward vesture be, 

     and lowliness become mine 

          inner clothing; 

     true lowliness of heart, 

     which takes the humbler part, 

     and o'er its own shortcomings 

          weeps with loathing. 


4.  And so the yearning strong, 

     with which the soul will long, 

     shall far outpass the power of 

         human telling; 

     for none can guess its grace, 

     till he become the place 

     wherein the Holy Spirit 

         makes his dwelling. 

Entrance 16th May


Amazing grace!  How sweet the sound 

that saved a wretch like me. 

I once was lost but now I’m found, 

was blind, but now I see. 


‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, 

and grace my fears relieved. 

How precious did that grace appear 

the hour I first believed. 


Through many dangers, toils and snares 

I have already come. 

‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, 

and grace will lead me home. 


The Lord has promised good to me; 

His word my hope secures. 

He will my shield and portion be 

as long as life endures. 


You shall cross the barren dessert, 

but you shall not die of thirst. 

You shall wander far in safety 

though you do not know the way. 

You shall speak your words to foreign men 

and they will understand. 

You shall see the face of God and live. 


Be not afraid, I go before you always. 

Come, follow me, and I will give you rest. 


If you pass through raging waters 

in the sea, you shall not drown. 

If you walk amid the burning flames, 

you shall not be harmed. 

If you stand before the pow’r of hell 

and death is at your side, 

know that I am with you through it all. 


Blessed are your poor, 

for the kingdom shall be theirs. 

Blest are you that weep and mourn, 

for one day you shall laugh. 

And if wicked men insult and hate you 

all because of me, 

blessed, blessed are you! 

Entrance Mass 10th May

At the Lamb's high feast we sing
praise to our victorious King,
who hath washed us in the tide
flowing from his pierced side;
praise we him, whose love divine
gives his sacred Blood for wine,
gives his Body for the feast,
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

Where the Paschal blood is poured,
death's dark angel sheathes his sword;
Israel's hosts triumphant go
through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
Paschal victim, Paschal bread;
with sincerity and love
eat we manna from above.

Mighty victim from on high,
hell's fierce powers beneath thee lie;
thou hast conquered in the fight,
thou hast brought us life and light:
now no more can death appall,
now no more the grave entrall;
thou hast opened paradise,
and in thee thy saints shall rise.

Easter triumph, Easter joy,
sin alone can this destroy;
from sin's power do thou set free
souls newborn, O Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory and of praise,
Risen Lord, to thee we raise;
Holy Father, praise to thee,
with the Spirit, ever be. 


1.  Easter glory fills the sky!  Alleluia! 

     Christ now lives, no more to die! Alleluia! 

     Darkness has been put to flight! Alleluia! 

     By the living Lord of light! Alleluia! 


2.  See, the stone is rolled away 

     from the tomb where once he lay! 

     He has risen as he said, 

     glorious Firstborn from the dead! 


3.  Mary, Mother, greet your Son 

     radiant from his triumph won! 

     By his cross you shared his pain, 

     so for ever share his reign. 


4.  Christ, the Victor over death, 

     breathes on us the Spirit’s breath! 

     Paradise is our reward, 

    endless Easter with our Lord! 


Mass 18th April


Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain,
wheat that in dark earth many days has lain;
love lives again, that with the dead has been:
love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

In the grave they laid him, love whom men had slain,
thinking that never he would wake again.
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
love is come again, like wheat that springeth green,

Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain.
quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
thy touch can call us back to life again;
fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
love is come again, like wheat that springeth green. 




Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis deo 

Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis deo. 


Lord God, Heavenly King, 

peace you bring to us. 

We worship you, we give you thanks, 

we sing our song of praise. 


Jesus, Saviour of all,                            

Lord God, Lamb of God, 

you take away our sins, O Lord, 

have mercy on us all. 


At the Father’s right hand, 

Lord receive our prayer. 

For you alone are the Holy One 

and you alone are Lord. 


Glory, Father and Son, 

Glory Holy Spirit. 

To you we raise our hands up high 

we glorify your name. 





Alleluia, alleluia, 

give thanks to the Risen Lord. 

Alleluia, alleluia, 

give praise to his name. 


1.  Jesus is Lord of all the earth. 

     He is the King of creation. 


2.  Spread the good news o’er all the earth, 

     Jesus has died and has risen. 


3.  We have been crucified with Christ. 

     Now we shall live for ever. 


4. God has proclaimed the just reward. 

     Life for us all, alleluia. 


5.  Come, let us praise the living God, 

     joyfully sing to our Saviour. 


Newsletter Easter Sunday

Entrance 21st March



      My song is love unknown, 

  my Saviour’s love to me, 

  love to the loveless shown, 

  that they might lovely be. 

  O who am I, that for my sake, 

  my Lord should take 

  frail flesh and die? 


       He came from his blest thrown, 

  salvation to bestow; 

  but men made strange, and none 

  the longed-for Christ would know, 

  but O, my fried, my friend indeed, 

  who at my need his life did spend. 


       Sometimes they strew his way, 

  and his sweet praises sing; 

  resounding all the day 

  hosannas to their King; 

  then ‘Crucify!’ is all their breath, 

  and for his death they thirst and cry. 


      Why, what hath my Lord done? 

  What makes this rage and spite? 

  He made the lame to run, 

  he gave the blind their sight. 

  Sweet injuries!  Yet they at these 

  themselves displease, 

  and ‘gainst him rise. 


      They rise, and needs will have 

  my dear Lord made away; 

  a murderer they save, 

  the Prince of Life they slay. 

  Yet cheerful he to suffering goes, 

  that he is foes from thence might free. 


       In life, no house, no home 

       my Lord on earth might have: 

       in death no friendly tomb 

       but what a stranger gave.  

       What may I say?  

       Heaven was his home; 

       but mine the tomb wherein he lay. 


      Here might I stay and sing, 

      no story so divine,  

      never was love, dear King, 

      never was grief like thine. 

      This is my Friend, 

      in whose sweet praise 

      I all my days could gladly spend. 



When I survey the wondrous cross, 

              on which the Prince of Glory died, 

              my richest gain I count but loss, 

              and pour contempt on all my pride. 


Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast 

                     save in the death of Christ, my God: 

                     all the vain things that charm me most, 

                     I sacrifice them to his blood. 


See from his head, his hands, his feet, 

                     sorrow and love flow mingled down: 

                     did e’er such love and sorrow meet, 

                     or thorns compose so rich a crown? 


His dying crimson like a robe, 

spreads o’er his body on the Tree; 

then I am dead to all the globe, 

and all the globe is dead to me. 


Were the whole realm of nature mine, 

that were an offering far too small; 

love so amazing, so diving, 

demands my soul, my life, my all. 

Bulletin 21/03/21

Entrance: 14th March

O Lord, all the world belongs to You
and You are always making all things new.
What is wrong, You forgive,
and the new life You give
is what’s turning the world upside down. 


The world’s only loving to its friends, 

but you have brought us love that never ends 

loving enemies too;
and this loving with You
is what’s turning the world upside down. 


The world lives divided and apart,
You draw us all together, and we start
in your body to see 

that in fellowship we 

can be turning the world upside down. 


The world wants the wealth to live in state,
but You show a new way to be great:
like a servant You came,
and if we do the same,
we’ll be turning the world upside down. 


O Lord, all the world belongs to You
and You are always making all things new. 

Send your Spirit on all 

in your church whom you call.
To be turning the world upside down. 


All that I am, all that I do, 

all that I'll ever have, 

I offer now to you. 

Take and sanctify these gifts 

for your honour Lord. 

Knowing that I  

love and serve you 

is enough reward. 

All that I am, all that I do, 

all that I'll ever have 

I offer now to you. 


All that I dream,  

all that I pray, 

all that I'll ever make, 

I give to you today. 

Take and sanctify these gifts 

for your honour, Lord. 

Knowing that I love  

and serve you is enough reward. 

All that I am, all that I do, 

all that I'll ever have, 

I offer now to you. 


Holy virgin, by God’s decree, 

you were called eternally; 

that he could give,  

his Son to our race. 

Mary, we praise you, 

hail full of grace. 


Ave, ave, ave, Maria. 


By your faith and loving accord, 

as the handmaid of the lord, 

you undertook 

God’s plan to embrace. 

Mary, we thank you, 

hail full of grace. 


Refuge for your children so weak, 

sure protection all can seek; 

problems of life 

you help us to face. 

Mary, we trust, you 

hail full of grace. 


To our needy world of today, 

love and beauty you portray, 

showing the path 

to Christ we must trace. 

Mary, our mother,  

hail full of grace. 


Entrance Mass 7th March

Lord Jesus, think on me, 

and purge away my sin: 

from earthborn passions set me free, 

and make me pure within. 


Lord Jesus, think on me, 

with care and woe oppressed: 

let me thy loving servant be, 

and taste thy promised rest. 


Lord Jesus, think on me 

amid the battle’s strife; 

in all my pain and misery 

be thou my health and life. 


Lord Jesus, think on me, 

nor let me go astray: 

through darkness and perplexity 

point thou the heavenly way. 


Lord Jesus, think on me, 

when flows the tempest high: 

when on doth rush the enemy, 

O Saviour, be thou nigh. 


Lord Jesus, think on me, 

that, when the flood is past. 

I may the eternal brightness see 

and share thy joy at last. 

Response to the Gospel:
Christ, when you saw the temple
with merchants everywhere,
you drove them out in anger:
this is a house of prayer!
Christ Jesus, see this temple,
keep it a holy place,
cleanse every heart of evil,
transform us by your grace.

Jesu, the very thought of thee 

with sweetness fills my breast; 

but sweeter far thy face to see 

and in thy presence rest. 


Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, 

nor can the memory find, 

a sweeter sound than thy blest name, 

O Saviour of mankind. 


O hope of every contrite heart, 

O joy of all the meek, 

to those who fall, how kind thou art 

how good to those who seek! 


But what to those who find?  Ah, this 

nor tongue nor pen can show; 

the love of Jesus, whit it is 

none but his lovers know. 


Jesus, our only joy be thou, 

as thou our prize wilt be: 

Jesu, be thou our glory now, 

and through eternity. 


Bulletin 7th March

Mass 28th February


I the Lord of sea and sky 

I have heard my people's cry 

all who dwell in dark and sin 

my hand will save 

I who made the stars of night 

I will make their darkness bright 

who will bear my light to them 

whom shall I send? 


Here I am Lord, is it I Lord? 

I have heard you calling in the night 

I will go Lord if you need me 

I will hold your people in my heart. 


I the Lord of snow and rain 

I have borne my people's pain 

I have wept for love of them, 

they turn away, 

I will break their hearts of stone 

give them hearts for love alone 

I will speak my word to them 

whom shall I send? 


I the Lord of wind and flame 

I will tend the poor and lame 

I will set a feast for them 

my hand will save. 

Finest bread I will provide 

till their hearts be satisfied 

I will give my life to them 

whom shall I send ? 



.   In Christ alone my hope is found,
    He is my light, my strength, my song;
    This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
    firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
    What heights of love, what depths of peace,
    when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
    My Comforter, my All in All,
    here in the love of Christ I stand. 

2. In Christ alone! - who took on flesh,
    Fullness of God in helpless babe!
    This gift of love and righteousness,
    Scorned by the ones He came to save:
    Till on that cross as Jesus died,
    The wrath of God was satisfied -
    For every sin on Him was laid;
    Here in the death of Christ I live. 

3. There in the ground His body lay,
    Light of the world by darkness slain:
    Then bursting forth in glorious Day
    Up from the grave He rose again!
    And as He stands in victory
    Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
    For I am His and He is mine -
    Bought with the precious blood of Christ. 

4. No guilt in life, no fear in death,
    This is the power of Christ in me;
    From life’s first cry to final breath,
    Jesus commands my destiny.
    No power of hell, no scheme of man,
    Can ever pluck me from His hand;
    Till He returns or calls me home,
    Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand! 

Entrance: Mass 21st February

Led by the Spirit of our God, 

we go to fast and pray 

with Christ into the wilderness; 

we join his paschal way. 

‘Rend not your garments, rend your hearts. 

Turn back your lives to me.’ 

Thus says our kind and gracious God, 

whose reign is liberty. 


Led by the Spirit, we confront 

temptation face to face, 

and know full well we must rely 

on God’s redeeming grace, 

on bread alone we cannot live, 

but nourished by the Word 

we seek the will of God to do: 

this is our drink and food. 


Led by the Spirit, now draw near 

the waters of rebirth 

with hearts that long to worship God 

in spirit and in truth. 

‘Whoever drinks the drink I give 

shall never thirst again.’ 

Thus says the Lord who died for us, 

our Saviour, kind and friend. 


Led by the Spirit, now sing praise 

to God the Trinity: 

the Source of Life, the living Word 

made flesh to set us free, 

the Spirit blowing where it will 

to make us friends of God: 

this myst’ry far beyond our reach, 

yet near in healing love. 

Response to Gospel:

O Spirit-filled Christ Jesus, 

in fasting and in prayer 

you went into the desert 

and you were tempted there. 


Of Jesus, like us, tempted 

to glory, wealth and pow’r, 

make us, like you, unyielding, 

strong in temptation’s hour. 




Again we keep this solemn fast, 

a gift of faith from ages past, 

this Lent which binds us lovingly 

to faith and hope and charity. 


The law and prophets from of old 

in figured ways this Lent foretold, 

which Christ, all ages’ Lord and Guide, 

in these last days has sanctified. 


More sparing, therefore, let us make 

the words we speak, the food we take, 

our sleep, our laughter, every sense; 

learn peace through holy penitence. 


Let us avoid each harmful way 

that lures the careless mind astray; 

by watchful prayer and spirits free 

from scheming of the Enemy. 


We pray, O blessed Three in One, 

our God while endless ages run, 

that this, our Lent of forty days, 

may bring us growth and give you praise. 


Bulletin 21st February

Bulletin 7th February

Entrance hymn 7th February


Be still and know that I am God,
be still and know that I am God,
be still and know that I am God.

I am the Lord that healeth thee,
I am the Lord that healeth thee,
I am the Lord that healeth thee.

In thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.




1.  Colours of day 

     dawn into the mind, 

the sun has come up, 

     the night is behind. 

Go down in the city, 

     into the street, 

and let's give the message 

     to the people we meet. 


So light up the fire, 

     and let the flame burn, 

open the door,  

     let Jesus return. 

Take seeds of his Spirit, 

     let the fruit grow, 

tell the people of Jesus, 

     let his love show. 


2.  Go through the park, 

     on into the town; 

the sun still shines on 

     it never goes down. 

The light of the world 

     is risen again; 

the people of darkness 

     are needing our friend. 


3.  Open your eyes, 

     look into the sky, 

the darkness has come, 

     the sun came to die. 

The evening draws on,   

     the sun disappears, 

but Jesus is living, 

     and his Spirit is near. 

Bulletin and children's sheet 31st January

Mass 31st January


God, whose almighty Word 

chaos and darkness heart, 

and took their flight; 

hear us, we humbly pray, 

and where the Gospel-day 

sheds not its glorious ray 

let there be light! 


Saviour, who came to bring 

on your redeeming wing 

healing and sight, 

health to the sick in mind, 

sight to the inly blind, 

ah! Now to all mankind 

let there be light! 


Spirit of truth and love, 

live-giving, holy dove, 

speed forth your flight! 

Move on the water’s face, 

bearing the lamp of grace, 

and in earth’s darkest place 

let there be light! 


Blessed and holy Three, 

glorious Trinity, 

wisdom, love, might; 

boundless as ocean tide 

rolling in fullest pride, 

through the world far and wide 

let there be light. 


Seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and His righteousness,
and all these things, shall be added onto you,
Alleu, alleluia. 


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleu, alleluia. 


Ask and it shall be given unto you,
seek and ye shall find.
knock and the door shall be opened onto you.
Alleu, Alleuia. 


We do not live by bread alone,
but by every word
that comes forth from the mouth of God
Alleu, Alleuia. 


Where two or three are gathered in my name 

there am I in your midst, 

that whatsoever you ask I will do 

Alleu, Alleluia. 

Bulletin and Children's Sheet 24th January

Entrance: January 24th

God's Spirit is in my heart,
He has called me and set me apart.
This is what I have to do,
what I have to do.

He sent me to give the Good News to the poor,
tell prisoners that they are prisoners no more,
tell blind people that they can see,
and set the downtrodden free.
And go tell everyone the news that the Kingdom of God has come,
and go tell everyone the news that the Kingdom of God has come.

Just as the Father sent me,
so I'm sending you out to be
my witnesses throughout the world,
the whole of the world. 

Don’t carry a load in your pack, 

you don’t need two shirts on your back. 

A workman can earn his own keep, 

can earn his own keep.

Don't worry what you have to say,
don't worry because on that day.
God's Spirit will speak in your heart,
will speak in your heart.



Follow me, follow me, 

leave your home and family, 

leave your fishing nets and boats 

    upon the shore. 

Leave the seed that you have sown, 

leave the crops that you’ve grown, 

leave the people you have known 

    and follow me. 


1. The foxes have their holes 

    and the swallows have their nests, 

    but the Son of man has no place to lay down. 

    I do not offer comfort, I do not offer wealth. 

    but in me will all happiness be found. 


2. If you would follow me, 

    you must leave old ways behind. 

    You must take my cross and follow on my path. 

    You may be far from loved ones, 

    you may be far from home 

    but my Father will welcome you at last. 


3. Although I go away you will never be alone, 

    for the Spirit will be there to comfort you. 

    Though all of you may scatter, 

    each follow his own path, 

    still the Spirit of love will lead you home. 


Children's Liturgy and Bulletin

Entrance Hymn 17th January

I the Lord of sea and sky.  I have heard my people's cry,  

all who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save. 

I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright,  

who will bear my light to them, whom shall I send? 


Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?  

I have heard you calling in the night.  

I will go Lord if you need me  

I will hold your people in my heart. 


I the Lord of snow and rain.   I have borne my people's pain.  

I have wept for love of them, they turn away, 

I will break their hearts of stone,  

give them hearts for love alone.  

I will speak my word to them whom shall I send? 


I the Lord of wind and flame.  I will tend the poor and lame.  

I will set a feast for them, my hand will save. 

Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.  

I will give my life to them, whom shall I send ? 




Blessed are you Lord, God of all creation, 

thanks to your goodness  

this bread we offer. 

Fruit of the earth, work of your hands, 

it will become the bread of life. 


Blessed be God, Blessed be God 

Blessed be God, forever, Amen.    


Blessed are you Lord God of all creation 

thanks to your goodness  

this wine we offer. 

Fruit of the earth, work of your hands 

it will become the cup of life. 

Entrance Mass Sunday 10th January


Songs of thankfulness and praise,
Jesus, Lord, to you we raise,
manifested by the star
to the sages from afar;
branch of royal David’s stem
in your birth at Bethlehem;
anthems be to you addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

Manifest at Jordan’s stream,
prophet, Priest, and King supreme;
and at Cana, wedding guest,
in your Godhead manifest;
manifest in power divine,
changing water into wine;
anthems be to you addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

Manifest in making whole
palsied limbs and fainting soul;
manifest in valiant fight,
quelling all the devil’s might;
manifest in gracious will,
ever bringing good from ill;
anthems be to you addressed,
God in flesh made manifest.

Sun and moon shall darkened be,
stars shall fall, the heavens shall flee,
Christ will then like lightning shine,
all will see His glorious sign:
all will then the trumpet hear;
all will see the judge appear;
you by all will be confessed,
God in flesh made manifest.

Grant us grace to see you, Lord,
mirrored in your holy Word;
may we imitate you now,
and on us your grace endow;
that we like to you may be
at your great Epiphany;
and may praise you, ever blest,
God in flesh made manifest. 


We praise you O God; acclaim you as Lord. 

All of creation resounds to the voice  

of the heavenly host, united in song, 

praising your majesty, praising your glory. 

Alleluia alleluia, Holy is God, holy and strong. 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Holy Immortal One. 


Apostles and prophets, the martyrs for Christ, 

sing of your goodness while bathed 

in the beams of your infinite love, your splendour and light, 

praising your majesty, praising your glory. 

Alleluia alleluia, Holy is God, holy and strong. 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Holy Immortal One. 


Lord Jesus the Christ, your death brings us life. 

Come with your judgement and grant us a 

place in the Kingdom of God, at one with your saints. 

praising your majesty, praising your glory. 

Alleluia alleluia, Holy is God, holy and strong. 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Holy Immortal One. 


Lord, grant us salvation, protect us from harm. 

Free us from evil and bless us with mercy 

as daily in you we trust and we hope. 

praising your majesty, praising your glory. 

Alleluia alleluia, Holy is God, holy and strong. 

Alleluia, alleluia.  Holy Immortal One. 


Please find attached the bulletin and sheet for Children's Liturgy for this weekend.

St Joseph’s Church is CLOSED until further notice!


This decision has not been taken lightly. Please read the New Year Message from the Archbishop page 4.



Holy Communion outside Church

10 am Saturday

Sunday at 10.30am



To follow daily Mass  on

If you scroll down the page you will find the latest recording of Mass.

Entrance Mass Third Sunday of Advent 13th December

The angel Gabriel from heaven came, 

his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame. 

“All hail,” said he, “thou lowly maiden Mary, 

most highly favoured lady.”  Gloria! 


“For know a blessed Mother thou shalt be, 

all generations laud and honour thee, 

thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold; 

most highly favoured lady.”  Gloria! 


Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head, 

“to me be as it pleaseth God,” she said. 

“My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name, 

most highly favoured lady.”  Gloria! 


Of her, Emanuel, the Christ was born
In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:1
"Most highly favoured lady," Gloria!


How lovely on the mountains 

are the feet of him 

who brings good news, good news, 

announcing peace, 

proclaiming news of happiness: 

Our God reigns. (6) 


You watchmen, lift your voices 

joyfully as one, 

shout for your king, your king! 

See eye to eye, 

the Lord restoring Sion: 

Our God reigns.  (6) 


Wasteplaces of Jerusalem, 

break forth with joy! 

We are redeemed, redeemed. 

The Lord has saved 

and comforted his people. 

Our Gods reigns.  (6) 


Ends of the earth, 

see the salvation of our God! 

Jesus is Lord, is Lord! 

Before the nations, 

he has bared his holy arm. 

Our God reigns.  (6) 

Entrance Hymn: Mass 

22nd November

Hail Redeemer, King divine!
Priest and Lamb, the throne is thine;
King, whose reign shall never cease,
prince of everlasting peace.

Angels, saints and nations sing:
"Praised be Jesus Christ our King;
Lord of life, earth, sky and sea,
King of love on Calvary!" 


King, whose name creation thrills,
rule our minds, our hearts, our wills;
till in peace, each nation rings
with thy praises, King of kings.


King most holy, King of truth,
guide the lowly, guide the youth;
Christ thou King of glory bright,
be to us eternal light.

Shepherd-king, o'er mountains steep
homeward bring the wandering sheep;
shelter in one royal fold
states and kingdoms, new and old.


Recessional Hymn:

1.  Crown him with many crowns, 

     the Lamb upon his throne; 

     hark, how the heav'nly anthem drowns 

     all music but its own: 

     awake, my soul, and sing 

     of him who died for thee, 

     and hail him as thy matchless King 

     through all eternity. 


2.  Crown him the virgin's Son, 

     the God incarnate born, 

     whose arm those crimson trophies won 

     which now his brow adorn; 

     fruit of the mystic rose, 

     as of that rose the stem, 

     the root, whence mercy ever flows, 

     the babe of Bethlehem. 


3.  Crown him the Lord of love; 

     behold his hands and side, 

     rich wounds, yet visible above, 

     in beauty glorified: no angel in the sky 

     can fully bear that sight, 

     but downward bends his burning eye 

     at mysteries so bright. 


4.  Crown him the Lord of peace, 

     whose pow'r a sceptre sways 

     from pole to pole, 

     that wars may cease, 

     absorbed in prayer and praise: 

     his reign shall know no end, 

     and round his pierced feet 

     fair flowers of paradise extend 

     their fragrance ever sweet. 


5.  Crown him the Lord of heaven, 

     one with the Father known, 

     and the blest Spirit through him given 

     from yonder triune throne: 

     all hail, Redeemer, hail, 

     for thou hast died for me; 

     thy praise shall never, never fail 

     throughout eternity. 

Bulletin and Children's Liturgy 8th November

Entrance Hymn: Mass 8th November

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Oh Saviour, whose almighty word

the winds and waves submissive heard. 

Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O sacred Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
and bid its angry tumult cease,
and give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
and evermore shall rise to Thee

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. 

Responsorial Psalm

May the choirs of angels come to greet you.   

May they speed you to paradise.   

May the Lord enfold you in his mercy.   

May you find eternal life. 


Recessional Hymn:


1.   I vow to thee, my country, 

all earthly things above, 

entire and whole and perfect, 

the service of my love; 

the love that asks no question, 

the love that stands the test, 

that lays upon the altar, 

the dearest and the best; 

the love that never falters, 

the love that pays the price, 

the love that makes undaunted 

the final sacrifice. 


2.   And there’s another country, 

I’ve heard of long ago, 

most dear to them that love her, 

most great to them that know; 

we may not count her armies, 

we may not see her King; 

her fortress is a faithful heart, 

her pride is suffering; 

and soul by soul and silently 

her shining bounds increase, 

and her ways are ways of gentleness 

and all her paths are peace. 

Bulletin & Children's Liturgy 1st November

Entrance 1st November

1. By all your saints still striving, 

    for all your saints at rest, 

    your holy Name, O Jesus, 

    for evermore be blessed. 

    You rose, our King victorious, 

    that they might wear the crown 

    and ever shine in splendour 

    reflected from your throne. 


2. Apostles, prophets, martyrs, 

    and all the noble throng 

    who wear the spotless raiment 

    and raise the ceaseless song: 

    for them and those who witness 

    is only known to you. 

    By walking in their footsteps 

    we give you praise anew. 


3. Then let us praise the Father 

    and worship God the Son 

    and sing to God the Spirit, 

    eternal Three in One, 

    till all the ransomed number 

    who stand before the throne 

    ascribe all pow’r and glory 

    and praise to God alone. 



1.   For all the saints who from their labours rest, 

     who thee by faith before the world confessed, 

     thy name, O Jesus be for ever bless. 

            Alleluia! Alleluia! 


2.   Thou wast their rock, their fortress & their might; 
     thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight; 
     thou in the darkness drear their one true light. 

3.   O blest communion! Fellowship divine! 
     We feebly struggle, they in glory shine; 
     yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. 

4.  From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast, 
     through gates of pearl streams in the countless host, 
     singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

Entrance Hymn 25th October

Oh, the love of my Lord is the essence
Of all that I love here on earth.
All the beauty I see, He has given to me,
And his giving is gentle as silence.

Every day, every hour, every moment,
Have been blessed by the strength of His love.
At the turn of each tide, He is there at my side,
And his touch is as gentle as silence.

There've been times when I've turned from his presence,
And I've walked other paths, other ways,
But I've called on his name, in the dark of my shame
And his mercy was gentle as silence. 


This is my body, broken for you, 

bringing you wholeness, making you free. 

Take it and eat it, and when you do, 

do it in love for me. 


This is my blood, poured out for you, 

bringing forgiveness, making you free. 

Take it and drink it, and when you do, 

do it in love for me. 


Back to my Father, soon I shall go. 

Do not forget me; then you will see. 

I am still with you, and you will know 

you’re very close to me. 


Filled with my Spirit, how you will grow! 

You are my branches; I am the tree. 

If you are faithful, others will know 

you are alive in me. 


Love one another – I have loved you, 

and I have shown you how to be free; 

serve one another, and when you do, 

do it in love for me. 


Children's Liturgy


God, whose almighty word,
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight:
hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the gospel-day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light! 

Saviour, who came to bring
on your redeeming wing
healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inly blind:
O now to all mankind
let there be light! 

Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving, holy dove,
speed forth your flight!
move on the water's face
bearing the lamp of grace
and, in earth's darkest place
let there be light! 

Blessed and holy Three,
glorious Trinity,
wisdom, love, might:
boundless as ocean's tide
rolling in fullest pride
through the world far and wide,
let there be light! 


In Christ there is no East or West, 

in Him no South or North. 

But one great fellowship of love 

throughout the whole wide earth. 


In Him shall true hearts everywhere 

their high communion find. 

His service is the golden cord 

close-binding all mankind. 


Join hands, then, brothers of the faith, 

what’er your race may be; 

who serves my Father as a son 

is surely kin to me. 


In Christ now meet both East and West 

in Him meet South and North. 

All Christly souls are one in Him, 

throughout the whole wide earth. 


Parish Newsletter and Children's Liturgy 4th October

Hymn Sunday 4th October


Come, ye thankful people, come, 

raise the song of harvest-home! 

All be safely gathered in, 

ere the winter storms begin; 

God, our maker, doth provide 

for our wants to be supplied; 

come to God’s own temple come; 

raise the song of harvest-home! 


We ourselves are God’s own field, 

fruit unto his praise to yield: 

wheat and tares together sown, 

unto joy or sorrow grown; 

first the blade and then the ear, 

then the full corn shall appear: 

grant, O harvest Lord, that we 

wholesome grain and pure may be. 


For the Lord our God shall come 

and shall take his harvest home; 

from his field shall purge away 

all that doth offend, that day, 

dive his angels charge at last 

in the fire the tares to cast, 

but the fruitful ears to store 

in his garner evermore. 


Then, thou Church triumphant, come, 

raise the song of harvest-home 

all be safely gathered in, 

free from sorrow, free from sin, 

there for ever purified 

in God’s garner to abide; 

come, then thousand angels, come, 

raise the glorious harvest-home! 


All creatures of our God and King, 

lift up your voice and with us sing 

          alleluia, alleluia! 

Thou burning sun with golden beam, 

thou silver moon with softer gleam: 

O praise him, O praise him, 

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 


Thou rushing wind that art so strong, 

ye clouds that sail in heaven along, 

          O praise him, alleluia! 

Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, 

ye lights of evening, find a voice: 

O praise him, O praise him, 

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

Hymn this weekend


Praise to the holiest in the height 

and in the depths be praise, 

in all his words most wonderful 

most sure in all His ways. 


O loving wisdom of our God! 

When all was sin and shame, 

a second Adam to the fight,  

and to the rescue came. 


O wisest love!  That flesh and blood 

which did in Adam fail, 

should strive afresh against the foe, 

should strive and should prevail. 


And that a higher gift than grace 

should flesh and blood refine. 

God’s presence and his very self, 

and Essence all divine. 


O generous love!  That he who smote 

in man for man the foe, 

the double agony in man 

for man should undergo. 


And in the garden secretly 

and on the Cross on high, 

should teach his brethren, and inspire 

to suffer and to die. 


Praise to the Holiest in the height, 

and in the depth be praise, 

in all his words most wonderful 

most sure in all his ways. 



We plough the fields and scatter
the good seed on the land,
but it is fed and watered
by God's almighty hand:
He sends the snow in winter,
the warmth to swell the grain,
the breezes and the sunshine,
and soft, refreshing rain.

All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above;
Then thank the Lord,
O thank the Lord,
for all his love.

He only is the maker
of all things near and far;
He paints the wayside flower,
He lights the evening star;
the winds and waves obey him,
by him the birds are fed;
much more to us, his children,
He gives our daily bread.

We thank thee then, O Father,
for all things bright and good,
the seed time and the harvest,
our life, our health, our food.
Accept the gifts we offer
for all thy love imparts,
and that which thou desirest,
our humble, thankful hearts.


Parish Newsletter

Children's Sheet

Christ the King Virtual Open Evening

24th Sunday

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Children's Liturgy

Corpus Christi

Trinity Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

Ascension of the Lord

Ascension Day 21 May 2020

Friday 15 May Feast of Our Lady of Fatima       

The Sorrowful Mysteries

“My heart is ready, O God” Psalm 56(57)




Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.


Bulletin 16th May

Monday 11 May                                                       

The Joyful Mysteries

“Not to us Lord, not to us, but to your name give the glory.” Psalm 113B (115)

Sunday 10 May                                                       

The Glorious Mysteries

“May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.” Psalm 32(33)

Saturday 10 May                                                    

The Glorious Mysteries

“Sing a new song to the Lord for he has worked wonders.” Psalm 97(98)

Bulletin 1st May

Children's Liturgy

Bulletin 20th April

The Archbishop has produced a video message for Easter.


Please follow the link

Happy Easter

The veneration of the Cross

The Altar is prepared for Mass and the Paschal Candle for 2020 is in place. This is the water that will be blessed for the renewal of baptismal promises.

Good Friday reflection



The Archbishop has recorded a video message to mark the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary.

St Joseph’s Church will be closed from tomorrow 24 March.


Archbishop Malcolm has asked that all churches be closed with immediate effect until further notice.


United in prayer.

God bless you all


Fr Atli and Deacon Bill