Welcome to the parish of the Sacred Heart RC Church, North Gosforth
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
Forward Together in Hope
The Bishop and the Diocesan Board have decided that Sacred Heart should form a Partnership with the following parishes – St John the Baptist, Annitsford; Our Lady and St Wilfrid, Blyth; St Cuthbert, Cowpen; St Paul, Cramlington and Our Lady and St Joseph, New Hartley. What this means in practice will be explored in the coming months.
You can read Father Jim's sermon on the announcement here, where he reports back on the meeting in Dunston on Thursday night and his hopes for the future.
What is a Partnership?
From Bishop Seamus Cunningham:
"A partnership is a group of parishes agreeing to work together, to share resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God."The full document from the Diocese is available here.
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, through Gosforth High Street and stop right outside the church grounds.
Sacred Heart Church
Great North Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: (0191) 236 3182