|Throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, St. Joseph's has been firmly rooted within the Anglo-Catholic tradition for its style of worship with the rich enhancement of liturgical bells and smells, altar servers and a robed choir. It was in the late 1980s when St. Joseph's found 'new life' and began experiencing Charismatic Renewal. This developed progressively over the next 15 years and St. Joseph's became famous all around the country for its unique Anglo Catholic and Charismatic worship and became a model for other churches. St. Joseph's was one of a handful of churches in the Church of England that could boast using the Good News Bible on a Sunday morning with the Roman Catholic Lectionary, but it got the congregation reading the bible! |
In 1994 St. Joseph's felt a strong calling from God to open ourselves up to others to come and experience what we were experiencing and after a lot of prayer and planning had taken place 'Sunday Night Special' was born. Sunday Night Special was a monthly praise Eucharist in the evening which featured the unique blend of our Catholic, Charismatic & Contemporary style of worship. Sunday Night Special experienced growth after growth and within just a few years it was attracting hundreds of visitors from all around the country.