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 and so please do contact us - or even leave a message.

22nd January 2017 : 3rd Sunday of Year A

For this week's parish information check our weekly newsletter


St Joseph's Table is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1.30 am - 3.30 pm

The "Home from Home" Shop and the Watermead Shop are also open every

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Choir Practice : Tuesday 24th January, 7.30 pm, in the parish hall - new members welcomed.

2016-17 First Holy Communion Programme - click here for details

On World Communications Sunday (8th May) we launched our proposal for Parish Television!

Click on the box below to read more - and see also the information in our previous weeks' newsletters


Click here for the Parish Questionnaire

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

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.

  • Heavens Road FM

    Listen to internet-based Catholic Radio Station.

  • 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 ......

  • Prayer Calendar

                                 Prayers and reflections for all occasions.

  • Nottingham Diocese

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


    '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

Activities at St Joseph's

For Further information tel. 0116 2415159

Visit our Children's own website

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