Welcome to St Joseph's Parish Community Leicester

Our Catholic parish of St. Joseph's began in 1938 when people gathered  for  the celebration of mass on Christmas eve in a converted stable.   There have been three churches on this site.  The temporary second church was built in the 1950's with the intention of its becoming a parish hall  when the third and present church was built in 1968.  There are around  700 homes in the parish which is served by two churches - St Joseph's and Our Lady of the Rosary . . . . read more.

Any comments on our site, or  additional requests, will be welcomed, so please do contact us - or even message our Guestbook.

9th December 2018 : 2nd Sunday of Advent (Year C)

For this week's parish information check our weekly newsletter 

    THIS WEDNESDAY 12th DECEMBER

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

St JOSEPH'S TABLE OPEN TUESDAY this week for usual menus and on WEDNESDAY for Christmas Dinners only - more details on St Joseph's Table Facebook page

THE WATERMEAD SHOP OPEN this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.40 am - 3.30 pm and all day

CHOIR PRACTICE Tuesday 11th and 19th December at 7.30 pm in the parish hall

Please join us for QUIET PRAYER and MEDITATION in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel following the morning mass on Wednesdays and the Miriam Prayer Group meets in Chapel or Church on Fridays before the 7.00 pm evening mass.

(Hot drinks after mass in the Coffee Shop continues on Thursdays, following the morning mass/service).




Completed questionnaires can be put in the box at the back of church next mass you attend
or scanned and emailed to us.

Click here for Parish Registration Form




Keep up-to-date with parish news on our parish Facebook group - just click on link and request to join


Fr John's weekly letter to the parish is reproduced on the Prayer Calendar website with permission - click here to view








St Joseph's Community - click on pictures for info
  • St Joseph's Church

    St. Joseph's Church (above) seats about 400 people and is situated at a  busy ring-road junction on the eastern outskirts of the city.  Directions


  • The Rosary Church

    Our Lady of the Rosary Church is on the Netherhall Estate and seats about 150.


  • St Joseph's Children's Liturgy

    Christmas 2005 the children of the parish received a special present - their own website.  "Frankie" (pictured), Paul's guide dog, is the mascot of the children's site and helps guide the children around their site. Click on Frankie to read more.


  • St Joseph's School

    Children who attend our parish go to various schools but St Joseph's is our local Catholic primary school. Click on the picture to visit the school.


  • St Paul's School

    St Paul's is the Catholic secondary school many of our young people go to, along with children from neighbouring villages and towns. Click to visit the school website.


  • St Joseph's Convent

    Next door to our church is St. Joseph's Convent. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace came to the parish in August of 1961 ..... read more



  • The Watermead Apostolate

    came to St Joseph's in 2001 having started at St Theresa's Parish, Birstall, in 1992. Click on picture for shop opening times, information about the apostolate and links to their website ......


  • Nottingham Diocese

    St Joseph's is part of the Catholic diocese of Nottingham.



  • Heavens Road FM

    Listen to internet-based Catholic Radio Station.


  • Prayer Calendar

                                 Prayers and reflections for all occasions.


  • CAFOD

    'Catholic Aid for Overseas Development', the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.


  • MISSIO

    The Pope's official charity for overseas mission.



  • Independent Catholic News

    Catholic News from around the world. Click to read.


  • Catholic Directory

    For addresses of other Catholic Churches in the country


Activities at St Joseph's






For Further information tel. 0116 2415159


Visit our Children's own website

Community Web Kit provided free by BT