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

First Holy Communion Preparation

A new series of sessions will be starting in October for children who wish to make their First Holy Communion next June.

There will be seven weekend sessions held over the year starting on Saturday 13th October at 10:30am in the Church Hall. The attached document lists the dates in full.

As you know the bishop insists that the programme be a shared event between parish, school and family.

If you have a child not in the RC primary school we have a system whereby he/she gets extra tuition in the presbytery given by a retired teacher Mrs Mary Taylor.
It is essential that we have a signed consent form for every child who wishes to be part of this programme of preparation - to work with the children and to obtain and keep family data (e.g. addresses, phone and email details).
If you were not able to attend the initial meeting for parents on 17th September please contact Fr. Jim to obtain a consent form for your child.

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