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 9th 2016

We go to the Youth Village on the evening of Friday 7th October and depart at lunchtime on Saturday 8th October. It was a really good get-together last year - a nice mix of leisure, prayer and social chat. Given our widely-scattered parish territory, it is a good way of bringing people together. Last year, we had both primary and high school families there, and they helped to make it go well. Please try to keep those dates free, and come along for a most pleasant Friday evening and Saturday morning.

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.

At a recent open parish meeting, we presented all the facts of what the parish does just now, plus data the diocese has on us (buildings, finance, schools, etc). It was led by Ged Downey, our official rep with the diocese for the whole scheme. A useful discussion flowed from all the information that was given. Several people then volunteered to write brief (250 words max) answers to the diocesan 12 Reflective Questions about the present and future work of our parish; the use of our human and other resources; if and how we could be joined with other catholic parishes in the area.

The ensuing document was published prior to the discussion at the second parish meeting on Thursday October 15th. Subsequently a revised version was put together by Jo Shepherd, and further comments were invited from the parish.

The revised version of the document can be read here.

Ged Downey has now collated a summary of our parish community?s initial thoughts and ideas about the future and how it may impact on this parish and its links with neighbouring parishes. This document is available here.

The Forward Together in Hope Individual Questionnaire is also available online - go to forwardtogether.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/hope or www.hope.rcdhn.org.uk/ and follow the link. Offer YOUR comments about the present and future Catholic Church in the Diocese. The Team would like to get responses from anyone, including those who do not attend church regularly, in order to learn as much as possible from their perspectives.

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