Faith and Friendship Group

Fr. Turner is Chaplain to this organisation, which aims to bring disabled people to the heart of the community. Our group meets on the first Saturday of the month from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Church Hall.

The Faith and Friendship group has the following aims:

  • Friendship and Fun
  • Activities in Ansdell
  • Interfaith and International
  • Trusting in Truth
  • Hope and Hospitality
  • Listening and Laughter
  • Inclusive and Inspired
  • Glory in God
  • Hosannas and Holidays
  • Travelling Together!!


Faith and Friendship (also called Faith and Light in other locations) communities bring together people with learning disabilities, their families and their friends. We meet in the belief that:

  • Each person is of infinite worth, able to give as well as receive.
  • People with learning disabilities have special gifts to share with the Church and World.
  • As members of God’s family we are called to encourage and support each other.

Faith and Light is an international movement with communities in more than 80 countries.To find out more at
Here at St. Joseph’s we meet on the 1st Saturday of each month in the church hall from 2-4 pm. We have regular visits to local venues, we visit other Faith & Light communities in the North of England and Yorkshire and we entertain them when they come to us. We have a National Summer Celebration each year meeting other communities and spend five days away together in celebration, prayer, workshops and days out. For further information please contact Fr.Aidan Turner in person or email this website.

Here are some photos of our Faith and Light Group activities