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 to follow the guidance 

PLEASE REMEMBER: From Monday 7th December you can book seats for masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, (by contacting the parish office) – as spaces will be limited to a maximum of

24 Couples and 22 Singles or 21 families (of 3 or more people in the same bench)

The 5pm mass on Christmas Eve will be reserved for families ONLY

 Please click on the image above to see the opening times for the the church & parish office or on the other image to see the procedures that are in place when the church re-opens for the celebration of mass in public from Thursday 3rd December at 6pm.

ADVENT 2020

Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas Tradition and first started in medieval times. They are used to help tell the story of the Bible from creation to the Christmas Story.

The name comes from Jesse who was the Father of the great Jewish King David.

A branch is a sign of new life and new beginnings. Jesus was a descendent of King David and Christians believe that Jesus is this new branch.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR AN INTRODUCTORY VIDEO 

Each Monday evening in Advent we shall be having a talk (using zoom, the simple to use video conferencing software) in which we will explore the Pope’s encyclical “Laudato Si’ “. Please click HERE, for more details.

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
6pm 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.

Alternatively

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 requirements 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

 

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

Safeguarding

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 CHURCH CAPACITY IS A COMBINATION OF 

45 individuals or

22 individuals and 24 couples or

21 families (of 3 or more people) 

 

FACE COVERINGS

Face coverings are 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 private prayer as it is an enclosed public space where there are people from differing households who they do not normally meet. 

 

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

or

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.

COVID19

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 currently closed 

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!

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.

CHURCHES & CHAPELS IN CHELTENHAM

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