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.

Wishing all visitors to our website a Happy New Year for 2020

19th January: 2nd Sunday of Year A

For this week's parish information check our weekly newsletter


Next "QUESTION OF FAITH" is on Monday 20th January in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, beginning at 7.40 pm. Welcome.

Next CHOIR PRACTICE Tuesday 28th January, 7.30 pm in the parish hall

ST JOSEPH'S TABLE - OPEN TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK FROM 10.45 am until 3.00 pm  Details  in parish newsletter and on St Joseph's Table Facebook page

THE WATERMEAD SHOP Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.40 am to 3.30 pm and following the 10.30 am mass on Sundays (until 12.15 pm)

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).

Our Church at nighttime, as photographed by a passer-by (see Sister Mary & Sister Mary entering on the right).

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.  This has now been updated to an information only page as GDPR regulations restricts our use of photographs of the children's activities.

  • 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.


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


    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

Watermead Apostolate

Visit the Watermead Shop website to access the resources and items sold in our shop

For Further information tel. 0116 2415159

Visit our Children's own website

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