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

Petition in Support of Pope Francis

A group of 100 predominantly German speaking theologians and bishops have started a petition in support of Pope Francis following accusations that he is allowing the spread of heresy.

Last month 62 clergy and scholars submitted a "filial correction" of the Pope over his attempts to give divorced and remarried Catholics communion arguing that he has "effectively upheld 7 heretical positions about marriage, the moral life." Their letter has later received over 10,000 signatures.

The latest petition, however, praises his "courageous and theologically sound papal leadership" while admitting Francis’ "pastoral initiatives" are coming under "vehement attack".

In a letter to Francis the group writes: "In a short time, you have succeeded in reshaping the pastoral culture of the Roman Catholic Church in accordance with its origin in Jesus. Wounded people and wounded nature go straight to your heart. You see the church as a field hospital on the margins of life. Your concern is every single person loved by God. When encountering others, compassion and not the law shall have the last word."

If you would like to sign the petition in support of Pope Francis the link is available here.

Forthcoming Events

  • A poppy wreath workshop will be held at Annitsford church hall next Saturday (November 4th), 11am-2pm. This is aimed at younger children, and hot-dogs and juice will be provided.
  • The Partnership Christmas Party will be on Friday December 8th, at the Benedictine Club, Cramlington, for all ages:
    7- 9pm Children’s disco;
    9-11pm: Music from the ‘60’s, ’70’s & ’80’s.
    From 9pm, there will be a buffet from a shared table (so bring something to share).
    Ticket prices are deliberately low: Adults: £3; children: £1; from Kathryn Maggs (kjmaggs40@gmail.com) or Jerry Laidler (jerrylaidler@sky.com)

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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