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

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.

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!

 Streamed masses during the week

Daily (except Wednesday)



Vigil [Saturdays]




You can watch mass live at the scheduled times throughout the week. The mass recording will then be uploaded and available throughout the week


Link to Romola Jane’s requiem mass on Monday 28th June at 10am: https://vimeo.com/564570841 

Covid restrictions will apply and attendance numbers are limited to the church’s capacity. Please follow the link to join the service online.  


Track, Trace and Test information - supporting the NHS

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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

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.

Parish Office

The parish office will ONLY be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30am until 12.30pm, each week.


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 Sacred Hearts’ parish administration is currently NOT taking ANY bookings for the hall whilst the COVID-19 position remains precarious.

During the summer month the financial implications and viability of re-opening the hall and squash courts will be evaluated, if any Covid-19 social distancing measures, stewarding requirements, cleaning protocols and procedures are required to still be in place. During this period an assessment of which days the hall will be hired out in the future, will also be undertaken.

Towards the end of August, a decision will be made to whether we are accepting external bookings from September 2021 [at the earliest].

PLEASE NOTE: the parish hall & squash courts facilities will remain closed, unless there are adequate number of volunteers and people to take responsibility to ensure that ALL safety protocols are followed correctly and any areas used are cleaned after use.

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

Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the 8th December 2020 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and extending to the same feast in 2021.

Prayer to St Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.

This short little booklet has been put together as an invitation to prayer in the current ‘Year of St Joseph’.

Click on image to view 

While COVID restrictions remain in place, we will maintain our church capacity of:

45 individuals or

22 individuals and 24 couples or

21 families (of 3 or more people) 



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. 

Going into hospital

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.

The NHS Trust has now relaxed its visiting regulations to some extent and is allowing faith representatives to visit patients who are not at death’s door as long as it is by request of the patient or family (if the patient is unable to express their own wishes).

ALL visit have to be booked in advance with the ward (unless it is an emergency call)

PLEASE NOTE: Visits relating to the distribution of Holy Communion at the weekend, are still not possible within the hospital.

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.

In an emergency

ALL emergency requests must continue to go through the Chaplaincy office or the switchboard at the hospital ring 03004 222 222 and ask for the on-call 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


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


Redemptorist Publications is pleased to introduce Celebrate: an initiative designed to help children grow in their faith. 

Each week they will provide a Children’s Liturgy in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading, a reflection and a final prayer.  

Fun, engaging and practical worksheets/resources will also be provided to help children continue to practise their faith during this difficult time. Please click on their image to go to their webpage. Thank you 

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.