Welcome. The churches of Our Lady of the Assumption and Ss Joseph and Nicholas serve the communities of Stainforth, Hatfield, Thorne, Moorends and the surrounding villages, on the north-eastern fringe of the Catholic Diocese of Hallam, South Yorkshire.
The two parishes have much in common, both developed in the 20th century as working-class mining communities with a strong sense of community and both parishes have undergone a substantial period without a regular parish priest
We have learnt where we are stronger by cooperating but at the same time we must preserve the unique identity and community spirit of each parish. In this spirit there is one web-site for the two parishes.
A succinct summary of the history and structure of Our Lady of the Assumption and Ss Joseph and Nicholas is available (opens in new tab/window). Additionally you can download a St Joseph’s Golden Jubilee booklet produced in 1988.