“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.”

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

Saturday 16th March – Weekday of Lent
5.30 pm No Morning Mass or Confessions
(Vigil mass) Molly Pigott, RIP
Sunday 17th March – Second Sunday of Lent
8.15 am
10.30 am
2.30 pm
4.15 pm
Catherine Mary Hunt, RIP
Eduardo Cruz, RIP
Stations of the Cross
Mass in Polish
Monday 18th March – Weekday of Lent
Tuesday 19th March – Solemnity of Saint Joseph , Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7.00 pm Catherine Eden, RIP    (No Confessions)
Wednesday 20th March – Weekday of Lent
7.00 pm Prayer around the Cross
Thursday 21st March – Weekday of Lent
Friday 22nd March – Weekday of Lent
6.00 pm Stations of the Cross
Saturday 23rd March – Weekday of Lent
9.15 am
5.30 pm
Kate Chronnell, RIP
(Vigil Mass) People of the Parish
Sunday 24th March – Third Sunday of Lent
8.15 am
10.30 am
2.30 pm
4.15 pm
Joseph Cassidy, RIP
Lourdes Senior, RIP
Stations of the Cross
Mass in Polish

Nazareth House usually has a daily mass at 10am


Welcome to the parish

Sacred Hearts parish is always welcoming new people and encouraging them to get involved in one of the many ministries within the parish – as a community we are called to accept the invitation to come to faith in Jesus, to love and serve one another

Please download the parish census form, complete it and return it to the parish office.

New to the parish (Form)

Information provided on this form, together with all other personal data held by the Parish and the Clifton Diocese, is processed in accordance with the Diocese’s Privacy Notice; which is available at https://cliftondiocese.com/privacy-notice or from the Parish Office.

Maintaining things as they are does not transform and change people’s lives – getting involved in parish life will help to do that!

Please enjoy our newsletters. They provide a comprehensive weekly update of activities in the parish community. If you would like to have an item included in the newsletter, please contact Linda Portwain,

Tel: 01242 524932.

Current Newsletter

Lent (week 2) 17 March 2019

Background on the Gospel Reading

Previous Newsletter

Lent (week 1) 10 March 2019

3 March 2019

OT (week 7) 24 February 2019

OT (week 6) 17 February 2019


Pastoral Letters from Our Bishop

Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Holy Family 2018


The latest edition of our quarterly Team Briefing document can be downloaded by clicking: Clifton Diocese Team Briefing September 2018


Gloucester NHS no longer employ a catholic chaplain, so if you are Catholic and have been admitted to Cheltenham or Gloucester hospital, and require a chaplain please ask the nursing staff to contact the CHAPLAINCY OFFICE at the hospital

(or ring 03004 222 222 and ask for the Chaplaincy office). Thank you.

ANY and ALL requests for visits must go through the Chaplaincy office at the hospital (and not to your parish priest)


Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 
Moorend Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 9AU

Nazareth House
London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6YJ

(10am DAILY mass at Nazareth House)

St Gregory the Great, 
10 St James Square, Cheltenham, GL50 3PR

St Thomas More,
Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 7RA

For mass times at the other churches in Cheltenham please visit their website: St Gregory the Great


Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – 14thApril

5.30pm Vigil Mass of the Sunday (Saturday)
8.15am Mass
10.30am Mass
2.30pm Stations of the Cross
4.15pm Mass in Polish

Wednesday of Holy Week – 17thApril

The CHRISM mass is celebrated at Clifton Cathedral at 11am

7 pm Holy Hour

Maundy Thursday – 18thApril

7.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
followed by Stripping of the Altars and Watching until 10.00pm

Good Friday – 19thApril

9am Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
10am Stations of the Cross
3.00pm Liturgy of the Passion

Holy Saturday – 20thApril

9am Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
8.30pm Easter Vigil

Easter Day – 21stApril

8.15am Mass
10.30am Mass
4.15am Mass in Polish