Welcome to the parish of the Sacred Heart RC Church, North Gosforth

Photo of exterior of church East window central light The parish of the Sacred Heart has a reputation for being welcoming and friendly, with many varied activities for all age groups. This web site provides information about these activities and the liturgical life of the parish. Read our Parish Profile to get a flavour of who we are, what we do and how we do it.

The church is a Grade II listed building with an interesting and unusual history, having been built originally as an Anglican church. The pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows in the church were designed mainly by Edward Burne-Jones, with contributions from Ford Madox Brown and William Morris and constitute one of the best collections of stained-glass from the William Morris Company in the North of England.

Parish priest: Father Jim Dunne        Deacon: John Hawthorne

Partnership News

St. John the Baptist
Our Lady and St. Wilfrid
St. Cuthbert
Christ Be Our Light

St. Paul
Our Lady and St Joseph
Sacred Heart

The six parishes in the new South East Northumberland partnership have already begun the process of getting to know each other.

On Mothers’ Day a group of our younger readers joined with St John’s Youth Council to read at Mass at Annitsford. The welcome was warm and friendly and we immediately felt at home. Thanks go to Henry, Florence, Rose, Thomas and Hannah for representing Sacred Heart.

On 31 March Sacred Heart hosted our first joint celebration. People from across the partnership joined together to celebrate of Mass. Special thanks must go to the young people from Annitsford who led the prayers. At the end of Mass each parish took away a candle as a sign that we are all gathered in the light of Christ and are called to spread that light.

The social time after Mass was a great success - not least because of the "getting to know you" competition organised by Ged Downey.

We look forward to more shared activities in the future.

Easter Egg Fun

Our youngest competitorDecorated EggEgg Sheeran A bonny Easter bonnetEgg jarping

As usual our Easter celebrations culminated in the highly anticipated jarping competition following Easter Sunday Mass.

An Easter egg hunt, egg decorating, an Easter bonnet parade and the jarping competition drew people of all ages in to the parish hall to enjoy the competitions and consume large quantities of chocolate eggs.

Parishioners of all ages were able to take part, the youngest being only 4 weeks old, although she was defeated in round one of the jarping competition - despite the best efforts of her father!

Diocesan Conference, Saturday 13th May 2017

As we move into new partnerships, an important emerging priority is our relationship with young people. The report of the young people’s survey "The Way We See It" and Pope Francis’ call for a Synod on Youth invite us to reflect on this relationship.

All adult parishioners and young people of sixth form age are invited to a Diocesan Conference at the Newcastle Assembly Rooms on Saturday 13th May. Every church community is asked to be represented.

Further details are in the booking form available from the Fr. Jim or from the Youth Ministry Team, telephone: 01207 592244 or email admin@ymt.org

How to find us:

The Sacred Heart church is located in North Newcastle, near to Brunton Park, Wideopen, Hazelrigg and Newcastle Great Park.
Click on the map below to get directions from where you are.

Arriva Buses 43 and 45 go from the Haymarket in town, or the 43 from Bedlington, Dudley and Cramlington and stop right outside the church grounds.

Contact details:

Sacred Heart Church
Great North Road
North Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: (0191) 236 3182

Email: admin@sacredheartng.org.uk