Welcome to the parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

COVID-19 continues to affect our lives and the way we are permitted to gather. To ensure we remain a Covid safe environment please play your part and remember:-










Live Daily Mass

You can watch/join a daily Mass from Sacred Hearts at various times through out the week. Please click on the scheduled mass below that you want to join.


10.30am Sunday & Weekdays
7pm Thursdays (ONLY)
5.30pm Saturdays (ONLY)
8:15am Sundays (ONLY)

Lord Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things, and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my heart,
so that I may unite myself wholly to you, now and forever. Amen

Offertory – You can make a donation to Sacred Hearts parish in this testing time by using the ‘Donate’ button below.

It will accept PayPal and all Debit and Credit cards.


1. click here and download a standing order form and post it back to the parish signed and completed or

2. Any envelopes can be put through the presbytery door

 As part of the NHS Track and Trace requiremnets you will be asked to provide your contact details when you come into the church alternatively you scan the QR code at the entrance or complete the online form below

Other downloads include the Guidance Procedures when coming into the church → 

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Track, Trace and Test information - supporting the NHS

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Parish life

Readings for Today

Find the reading and prayers for the day for reflection


Being loved and being kept safe go to the very core of the Church’s Ministry 

Parish Hall

A large hall with a stage, lounge/bar, committee room and kitchen

Clifton Youth Ministry

Opportunities to further Your involvement in the Catholic Church

Our Film Society

Charlton Kings Film Society is delighted to introduce its 4th season.

Squash and Racket Ball Club

the valuable benefits of membership, which is open to the public.


The Sunday obligation has not been re-instated.

The vulnerable should carefully consider the wisdom of returning to Mass too soon. They are not obliged to do so. Those who are able are encouraged to gather on a weekday rather than a Saturday evening or Sunday, to release the pressure on weekend Masses.

OPENING TIMES: The church will be open 30 minutes before the scheduled mass time. The church will close at the end of mass with the distribution of Holy Communion

At the end of each mass the stewards/welcomers will wipe down all the surfaces.



Face coverings are now mandatory in ALL Places of Worship

All those who are attending churches must wear a face covering unless they are exempt from doing so. This is for the good of all who gather in the Church for Mass as it is an enclosed public space where there are people from differing households who they do not normally meet. Priests in the sanctuary providing they are sufficiently distant (2m or more) from the congregation do not need to wear a face covering except when distributing Holy Communion.



will be given silently in the hand only, with the communicant standing, and avoiding any physical contact. When you approach the priest or minister of Holy Communion please have your arms at “full stretch” so that there is a good distance between the priest and the communicant. Your hands, palms upwards, one of top of the other, should be extended as flatly as possible. The communicant should unloop their face covering and consume the Sacred Host and then replace the face covering before leaving the church, remembering to place your offering in the collection basket and sanitise your hands. Thank you for your co-operation


Anointing of the sick

If you know you are going into hospital, please ensure that you are anointed before you go in, as visits to hospitals have been severely restricted.

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

In an emergency

It is important that on admission to hospital, a patient (or his/her carers) inform the admission staff that they are Catholic. The hospital will not ask for this information, it is up to the patient to make it known and to make sure that a note is made. As of September 2018, Gloucester NHS no longer employ a catholic chaplain. In an emergency, please ask the nursing staff to contact the Chaplaincy Office at the hospital


Please ring 03004 222 222 and ask for the on-call Catholic Chaplain.

If you need a priest, other than for the hospital, and you can’t contact the parish priest at Sacred Hearts please contact the Cheltenham Dean at St Gregory the Great, 10 St James Square, Cheltenham, GL50 3PR, on 01242 523737

The Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is a thriving parish community in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. We look forward to meeting and celebrating the word of the Lord with you at Mass or at one of our many parish events.

Here at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Charlton Kings we strive to be a family-friendly community, where sincere affection, patience, tolerance and mutual respect be freely given to all.


Due to the need to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to remain safe the squash courts will remain closed until further notice. The parish hall is closed to ALL hirers at this time.

Parish Office

The advice remains the same – that we should keep apart at least 2metre where possible, where this is not possible we have 1metre+ protocols in place which requires the wearing of masks which includes, when you come to the presbytery or parish office.

The parish office is now open for a limited period on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 11.30am 

To contact Fr Mark please ring 01242 524932 and leave a message on the answerphone or alternatively CLICK HERE to send an email. 

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!

World Mission Sunday 2020: Save the date!

World Mission Sunday – the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission – will happen on 18 October. And as we journey to the end of a difficult and frightening year, our theme is a shout of courage and faith: ‘Here I am, send me!’

World Mission Sunday is celebrated in every Catholic community in the world. It is a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression.

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to support overseas mission financially through Missio. As the Holy Father’s official charity for world mission, Missio will be inspiring a renewal of mission throughout the month of October, asking Catholics in England and Wales to answer the call to share God’s love.

Through reflection, discussion, and stories on our website, our social media and through our Mission Today magazine, Missio will help Catholics explore their own personal mission in preparation for World Mission Sunday.

A short film created by Missio agencies around the world features the brave and selfless women and men already making a huge difference in the world’s poorest communities. Aptly called ‘We Are Still Here’, it acknowledges that Missio and our partners throughout our universal Church are present before, during and after a crisis. View the clip here: missio.org.uk/wms

In Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday, he says:

‘The Church continues the mission of Jesus and sends us everywhere so that, through our witness and the proclamation of the Gospel, God may continue to manifest his love and transform hearts, societies and cultures’. 

Missio helps Churches too poor or too young to support themselves. What you donate today will make a difference to struggling communities throughout the world.

This World Mission Sunday, how will we share God’s love with those near and far?

This World Mission Sunday, join with Missio to help missionaries help more vulnerable communities. In this year of uncertainty and fear caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, climate crisis and conflict around the world, it is more important than ever to be a light in the darkness.  By supporting Missio, you play a valuable part in creating a vibrant Catholic Church for the future.

You can find out more about World Mission Sunday (18 October 2020) and this year’s campaign at missio.org.uk/wms


October is the Month of the Holy Rosary

Join with Fr Mark and pray one of the four different sets of Mysteries during the month

After the initial prayers, he leads the first half of each prayer, for you to pray the second half


Glorious Mysteries

Sundays and Wednesdays

Joyful Mysteries

Mondays and Saturdays

Sorrowful Mysteries

Tuesdays and Fridays

Luminous Mysteries


Your #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available for you to download, containing new activities for parents and carers to use at home! Access them by clicking the image above:

You can also access the new guidance for parents and carers designed to help them manage some of the key challenges they are telling us about in our survey.

Translated versions of our remaining packs will be available later this week.


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

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

PLEASE NOTE: Nazareth House remains closed to ALL visitors which includes the Chapel until further notice.

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 or St Thomas More