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.

Priests: Father Bill Agley, Father Jonathon Bowes       Deacon: John Hawthorne

Tel: 0191 285 1370 (St Charles Presbytery)       Email: office.sh@rcgosforth.net

Coronavirus Emergency

Churches Open for Private Prayer during Lockdown

The government has permitted churches to remain open for public worship during the current lockdown. Therefore, the usual schedule of Masses and Confessions is taking place at both sacred Heart and St. Charles.

Live Streaming Mass and Other Services

To access Masses and other services via live stream please click on the link to the Sacred Heart or Saint Charles live stream via the two buttons on the left-hand side of each page on this website.

Keeping in touch with vulnerable members of our community

Jo Shepherd, Parish Safeguarding Representative, writes: At this time of uncertainty we need to be concerned about the most vulnerable members of our community and do all that we can to help. Many of us will already be caring for family, friends, neighbours and fellow parishioners who need a helping hand and no doubt we will continue to do so as long as it’s necessary.

As a parish, we intend to offer help to those who would like some help whether it is in collecting shopping, prescriptions, etc., or just a phone contact to check that all is well. If you are able to offer support, please contact jo.a.shepherd@googlemail.com Tel: 0191 285 8894.

In the future we may also be called upon to offer support to North Tyneside Council since the church is located within its boundaries.

If you know of someone who would welcome support, we will do our best to put them in touch with someone who can help them. Please contact gerardshep@gmail.com Tel: 0191 285 8894

Links that may be useful

We have put together a list of links to online resources that you may find useful, such as live-streamed services, daily readings, daily prayers, and resources for children. You can find the list here.

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.


Sacred Heart Church
Great North Road
North Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne