St Joseph's Catholic Church

“No one can have God for his Father, who has not the Church for his mother.” 


Welcome to St Joseph’s, Carterton

We are centrally located in a small, growing town beside RAF Brize Norton. The parishioner numbers are small but the parish covers a large area south of the A40 from the Gloucestershire boundary in the west almost to Witney in the east and extending south to the Thames.

The first catholic church was built in 1914 and then moved about 1940 to a larger building, a 19th century agricultural barn, part of the original core of Carterton. Since 2011 we have refurbished our church and hall in two stages, making them attractive and useful spaces.

Pope Francis has instructed Catholics to make mission not maintenance the priority. Please help us to create a vibrant parish with a focus on the Lord Jesus and serving those in need.
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About Fr. Paul Whieldon

Parish Priest St Joseph’s Carterton and Ss. John Fisher & Thomas More Burford. Fr Paul Whieldon a native of Cheadle, North Staffordshire. Before Seminary, was a professional organist being church organist from the age of 12 and later playing the organ for social occasions.

After training at St Mary’s College Oscott, Fr Paul was ordained to the Priesthood on June 14th 2002. Serving as Curate in Small Heath and Sutton Coldfield, before being appointed Parish Priest of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Worcester, where he remained for 10 yrs.

Following this he become Parish Priest of two parishes near Wolverhampton, St Christopher’s Codsall and St Thomas of Canterbury, Tettenhall. Appointed the Spiritual Director to the Kenelm Youth Trust.
(Diocesan Youth Service) and was also Parish Priest of the small parish of St John the Baptist, Alton.

Parish Priest: Fr.Paul Whieldon
St Joseph’s Presbytery

Arkell Avenue
Oxfordshire OX18 3BS
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About Gift Aid 

If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to support the Parish with a Gift Aid, click on the Gift Aid button to download the form. Complete both halves of the form and return to the parish Priest to process.

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How to donate

If you are not UK taxpayer and want to support the parish, you can setup a standing order if you have online banking or fill in the standing order form and send it to your bank or return it to the parish Priest to process.

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How to find us


RC Archdiocese of Birmingham
Charity No. 234216