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 10:30 am 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.

Alpha Course Starting Soon

Explore the Big Questions of Life together, through the Alpha Course

Alpha is a series of talks that give you the opportunity to ask questions and freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.

The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions. Millions of people have experienced Alpha in over 100 countries and over 100 languages around the globe.

Each session includes a free meal and an Alpha film followed by a small group discussion.

Our Alpha Course will run on Thursday evenings for 11 weeks, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, in the church hall, beginning on Thursday 4th October 2018 until 13th December 2018.

The course also includes a Saturday session on 17th November 9.45 am - 4.00 pm, to explore the Holy Spirit.

If you would like to take part, or even just to come and see what the Alpha Course is like, please contact Fr. Jim Dunne, or Deacon John Hawthorne on 0191 2432379, for further details.

We'd love to see you there.

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