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

Forward Together in Hope

Ged Downey (our official representative for the scheme) has been working with his colleagues from the Gosforth, Benton, Forest Hall and Jesmond parishes to form our new partnership area. They have prepared and submitted the proposal for a partnership to the Foward Together in Hope team, and these can be viewed here:

In the New Year, the senior diocesan team will examine all proposed partnerships, to see if they are viable in the long term. If some are found to be non-viable, the partnership boundaries will have to be altered to make them so. All should be sorted by end of February 2017.

One last-minute change: the parish council at Holy Name, Jesmond, have decided that it would be better if they went in with the proposed riverside partnership (Heaton, Walker, Byker, and St Dominic’s) rather than with us. This means that our Gosforth and North East Newcastle Partnership would be 4 parishes: ourselves, Gosforth, Forest Hall & Benton.

The latest stage needs all of our prayers as the FTiH team finalises the ”Pointing the Way” document to be presented to the Diocesan Board in mid-January.

If you have any comments or concerns, please contact Fr Jim on 0191 242-1718, or Ged on 0191 242 1718 or email gedowney@yahoo.com

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.

Contact details:

Sacred Heart Church
Great North Road
North Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: (0191) 236 3182

Email: admin@sacredheartng.org.uk