St Joseph's Church

Coronavirus Notice

In response to Government Guidelines the Bishops of England and Wales have suspended all public worship in Catholic churches. St. Joseph's, Reddish is closed for weekday and Sunday Masses until further notice. The Bishops have lifted the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday.

It appears there are to be daily updates from the Church at the current time, and they will be forwarded to this site.

In addition, there are Sunday home packs available in the porch. Please take care of yourselves and eachother during this difficult time.

By pressing the button below, you will be taken to our page with resources to help you worship in this time.

God bless.

Today’s Messages:

Full Closure of Catholic Churches - Statement from Bishops’ Conference.

Following the Prime Minister’s historic announcement last night (23 March) strengthening restrictions in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19, Catholic Churches are closed to the public at this time.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

If a person asks for the Sacrament of Reconciliation please advise them that, for their own safety and yours, this will not be possible at this time. Please make them aware of the statement by Pope Francis which is included below:

“I know that many of you go to confession before Easter … many will say to me: ‘But Father ….. I cannot leave the house and I want to make my peace with the Lord. I want Him to embrace me ….. How can I do that unless I find a priest?’ Do what the catechism says. It is very clear. If you don’t find a priest to go to confession, speak to God. He is your Father. Tell Him the truth: ‘Lord, I did this and this and this. Pardon me.’ Ask His forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, ‘afterward I will go to confession.’ You will return to God’s grace immediately. You yourself can draw near, as the catechism teaches us, to God’s forgiveness, without having a priest at hand.”

Request from Pope Francis For Wednesday 25 March

Pope Francis has called on the world’s Christians and people of goodwill to join together to pray the Lord’s Prayer on Wednesday, 25 March at 11am UK time (midday in Rome). On Friday 27 March at 5pm UK time (6pm Rome), the Pope will pray on the steps of St Peter’s basilica. Although the square will be empty, there will be a period of Adoration and readings from Scripture. At the end of the service, the Holy Father will impart his Urbi et Orbi blessing and will offer a Plenary indulgence for the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can watch on the Vatican Youtube channel

St. Joseph's is a Roman Catholic Church in the heart of Reddish serving the Catholic community. We consider our church as our parish home and although Catholic in essence we are an inclusive church; welcoming everybody who wishes to come here for Holy Mass or just to pop in to pray. The church is open every weekday (except Wednesday) from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

Service Times


8:45 am - Holy Rosary (except Wednesday)

9 am - Holy Mass (except Wednesday)

6:30 pm - Wednesday - Exposition & Benediction.

7:30 pm - Holy Mass


11 am - Exposition, Holy Rosary & Confessions

12 noon - Holy Mass

4-5 pm - Confessions & Holy Rosary


5 pm - Vigil Mass (Saturday)

8:45 am - Holy Rosary

9 am - Holy Mass

10:45 am - Holy Rosary

11 am - Holy Mass

Liturgical Dates

Friday 02 February - The Presentation of the Lord

Wednesday 04 February - Ash Wednesday

Saturday 17 March - St. Patrick's Day

Thursday 29 March - Maundy Thursday

Friday 30 March - Good Friday

Saturday 31 March - Holy Saturday

Sunday 01 April - Easter Sunday

Monday 09 April - The Annunciation of the Lord