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

Parish Away Day, October 7th to 8th 2016

Our Parish Away Day in October includes an overnight stay at the Emmaus Youth Village, west of Consett. The plan is to arrive between 5-6pm on Friday 7th and depart around 1.30pm (after lunch) on Saturday 8th. The evening meal on Friday, breakfast on Saturday and lunch are included. The aim is a mix of prayer, reflection, relaxation and social time together. It’s a beautiful spot, and we’d like people to enjoy it, with some praying and er … socialising. The cost is £25 per adult; under 18’s go free. To reserve your place with a £10 deposit contact Father Jim, or Jo and Gerard Shepherd on 0191 2858894, or email: gerardshep@gmail.com.

Forward Together in Hope

Forward Together in Hope is our journey of renewal in the Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. It is about all of us, young or old, lay or ordained, in parishes, schools or housebound, working together to explore and discern God?s will for our Diocese. For full details, please see www.hope.rcdhn.org.uk.

Next Steps - Parish Meeting 21st September 2016

Our parish co-ordinator, Ged Downey, will chair a parish meeting on Wednesday September 21st, at 7pm in the day-chapel. At the meeting we will discuss which local communities with whom we may be able to link up. By December, the diocese will need to know the final details of what the various parishes in the diocese will have agreed in suggesting “partnership groups” to share resources: especially priests, deacons and lay workers. They are serious in wanting our input in this, before decisions are made next Spring.

Sacred Heart Catholic High School Open Evening

The open evening for Year 6 girls thinking of applying to Sacred Heart to start Year 7 in September 2017 will take place on Wednesday 21st September from 6.00pm. There will be a talk in the main hall from key members of staff followed by guided tours around the school and a chance to speak to staff in all departments. The staff are looking forward to meeting you and your daughters.

Parish Video

As part of our Centenary Celebrations we made a short slideshow that we hope gives you a glimpse of the Sacred Heart Parish in North Gosforth …

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
NE3 5EB

Tel: (0191) 236 3182

Email: admin@sacredheartng.org.uk