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

Full Closure of Catholic Churches

Following the Prime Minister’s historic announcement on 23 March strengthening restrictions in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19, Catholic Churches are closed to the public at this time.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols stresses that we must all play our part to safeguard the NHS and to save ‘precious lives’. “We’re going to play our full part in it. That was the call of St. Paul that we ought to be good citizens and today we ought to be good citizens playing our part in the protection of the vulnerable, in our support for the NHS and in the preserving of human life, which is so precious to God in the face of this virus.”

You can download the letter from the President and Vice President of the Bishops’ Conference and a PDF offering Liturgical Advice:

Adoration and Urbi et Orbi blessing

Having prayed the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis also revealed that on Friday 27 March at 5pm UK time(6pm Rome), he will pray on the steps of St Peter’s basilica. Although the square will be empty, there will be a period of Adoration and readings from Scripture.

Plenary Indulgence

At the end of the service, the Holy Father will impart his Urbi et Orbi blessing and will offer a Plenary indulgence for the COVID-19 pandemic.
He asks that we join together to uphold the universality of prayer, compassion and tenderness.
Pope Francis encourages us to “remain united and make our closeness felt – especially with healthcare professionals and those who serve.”

Whilst the Church is closed, you may wish to donate using Paypal or a credit/debit card below:

Bishop Declan has recorded the following Pastoral Message:


In a special edition of “The Pope Video“, the Holy Father asks us to pray for the sick and the suffering, while thanking all those who, united and regardless of their religious tradition or convictions, pray for those affected

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Live Daily Mass

You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral below at 9.30am

The Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is a thriving parish community in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. Whether you are new or well settled in this part of the Diocese, 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


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!

Parish Office

The parish office is usually open from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 1pm and is located at the front of the presbytery.

As from Tuesday 24th March 2020 the parish office is closed until further notice, in emergency please ring 01242 524932 and leave a message. Thank you 

Sacred Hearts Church, Hall & Squash Courts are closed to ALL users





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 on-call Catholic Chaplain).

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


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

Parish life

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.

Readings for Today

Find out all our Mass times and read our latest Newsletter

Squash and Racket Ball Club

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


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

Mass Times

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, from 6pm on the 20th March 2020 we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches.

In line with the Public announcement at 8.30pm on Monday 23rd March the church will no longer be open for private prayer

I will celebrate a private Mass daily in the Church. In the bidding prayers I will pray for the parish and your intentions.

All Masses for which intentions have been received will be celebrated on the dates as close to those originally agreed as possible, but I will not be able to guarantee the date.  All Masses will however be celebrated.

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.

Social Distancing and Hygiene

IF YOU GO OUT – Please observe the social distancing and hygiene recommendations issued by the government.

Financial Situation of the Parish

As you can imagine the parish is going to experience a real and sustained drop in income so if you can please fill in a standing order form.  Any envelopes can be put through the parish door.






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 or St Thomas More