St Joseph's Parish Pastoral Centre



Our Pastoral Centre hosts many activites organised by the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Parish.

Its rooms are available for hire on application - either by parishioners or for business conferences.

(We do not hire our hall for weddings, parties or social events,

other than for those parish events organised by members of our own church community)

The Main Hall

St. Joseph’s Hall is the largest of the rooms. It has comfortable seating for 60 people at large tables and can accommodate a maximum of 100 people standing.

The main hall is equipped with public address amplification, including a Loop system for the hard-of-hearing and a built-in multi CD music player.  There are facilities to amplify some instrumental / singing performances and there is also an upright acoustic piano (regularly tuned to concert pitch).

The main parish kitchen is located off St. Joseph’s hall and has a serving counter into the hall.There is also a roll-down shutter to screen the kitchen from the hall.(The main toilets - male, female and disabled - are off St. Joseph’s Hall where there is also a baby-changing area.)



St Joseph's Table Team look after the Coffee Shop area kitchen - and this is only used for their hot meals service.

 The Children's Room 
The Children’s Liturgy Room is where our children have their own Sunday Liturgy.

The children's work is displayed each week with a full account on their own website.




The Gallery Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop Kitchen is situated off the lower level and has a serving hatch into the covered link-way between church, pastoral centre and garden.  At present these facilities are used for parish coffee mornings.

 The Gallery Coffee Shop is on two levels.  There is seating for 32 around light wood laminated tables (16 upstairs and 16 downstairs).  The tables and chairs in the upper part can be rearranged to create space for small meetings.

Other Facilities at St Joseph's

There are also various facilities based in the Parish Centre

The Lending Library has an extensive range of mainly religious and spiritual books -

although good quality fiction is also available. It is situated in the upper area of the Gallery Coffee Shop.

"Home from Hone" finds a home for whatever your home no longer needs.

The "Home for Home" shop is located in the Coffee Shop area next to the Children's Liturgy Room.

Donated items are sold either in from this shop (Thursdays & Sundays) or passed on where they are needed ~

to Leicester's "Open Hands" Charity and various other projects overseas.

Money raised by selling donated items in the shop (or selling through other suitable outlets)

are given to wide variety of charities and good works.  For more information contact Fr John or email the parish.

All of the above are open following mass every Sunday and Thursday morning

and at other times during parish events. "Home from Home" is open Thursdays after mass

and at other times during the week and weekend (times notified in the parish newsletter)

The Watermead Apostolate Shop is at the

back of St Joseph's car park and is open on

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

from 10.45 am - 3.30 pm - selling their own

published music, stationery and books.

They hold a large selection of Christian books

and religious gifts, music, paintings, cards, etc.

 The Lourdes Garden, with its grotto to Our Lady and St. Bernadette, its plants, shrubs and walkway,

makes a peaceful setting for quiet prayer or conversation, even a picnic.



St. Joseph’s Car Park is accessed from the main Uppingham Road at the side of the Centre (room for approx. 40 cars).



To view the Bookings Calendar click here.  The calendar, however, does not include the detail of any of the bookings just the time that a particular hall/room/area is booked - you may need to log in to a hotmail account to view.  By publishing this calendar to the web we intend only to give a guide as to possible availability - and to assist planning for parishioners who look after the maintenance and regular activities.

Please note, also, that certain parish use may not and can not always be entered,
as this is dependent on pastoral need and the Church's yearly calendar.

For further information please email or write to the Parish Office.

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