About the Parish

The Catholic church of St Mary and St Joseph, Boxmoor, was established in 1898 and is the oldest Catholic church in Hemel Hempstead.  We are a lively community of people from every walk of life and many different nations.  We range across the generations from toddlers to seniors.

In 2019 the parishes of Hemel Hempstead and Hemel Hempstead West were joined together as a new parish, Hemel West.

In the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus we find a strength and an inspiration for today’s world, with all its joys and challenges.  In the sacraments and in the scriptures, God touches our lives and leads us forward.