Archbishop Philip Tartaglia R.I.P.

The funeral of Archbishop Tartaglia took place on Thursday 21st January. He was then laid to rest in the crypt of the cathedral. Requiescat in Domino.


In line with the provisions of Canon Law, the College of Consultors was required to elect a Diocesan Administrator to oversee the day-to-day running of the Archdiocese. Mgr. Hugh Bradley, the Vicar General, was duly elected and this was accepted and ratified by the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Claudio Rugerotti.

With the first apostles, we are invited to follow Jesus and 'catch' others for the Kingdom.

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Please pray for the repose of the souls of our parishioners: Gordon Morton and Jack Gledhill.

May they rest in peace.


As with all places of worship, our church will be closed

at least till the end of January.


For further information, please click on the Menu Link 'New Church Closure'.



Welcome to St. Joseph's Parish, Helensburgh!

Recently, Pope Francis described 'parish' as "an environment for hearing God's Word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach. worship and celebration. In all its activities, the parish encourages its members to be evangelisers."

(Evangelii Gaudium ยง28)

We try in St. Joseph's to create that environment.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. 

Our Parish

In 2015, we marked our 150th anniversary as a parish in Helensburgh. As far back as 1865, there was a Catholic worshipping community in our town. From very humble beginnings, the parish has steadily grown and we are indeed fortunate to have a Church which is a beautiful, dignified setting for the celebration of Eucharist, for prayer and for gathering this Christian community.

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