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.
Due to the need to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to remain safe the squash courts and hall will remain closed for external users and squash members.
With the easing of lockdown restrictions and the Stay at Home requirements over the next few months, the decision to keep the hall and squash courts closed until September 2021 [at the earliest] has been taken.
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.
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 will re-open from Thursday 4th March from 10.00am until 12 noon. It will ONLY be open on Thursdays and Fridays each week.
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.
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!
The country remains in lockdown
In terms of Communal Worship and Life Events, the following guidance is provided:
You can leave home to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship, a funeral or event related to a death, a burial ground or a remembrance garden, or to attend a wedding ceremony.
You should follow the guidance on the safe use of places of worship and must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble when attending a place of worship.
Weddings, funerals and religious, belief-based or commemorative events linked to someone’s death are all subject to limits on the numbers that can attend, and weddings and civil ceremonies may only take place in exceptional circumstances.
Daily mass will continue to be streamed according to the mass schedule but the parish office will be closed
Click on the following link for the full guidance: Governments National Lockdown Guidance [5th January 2021]
Please respect the local community, when entering and leaving the church please DO NOT stop to talk with anyone outside of your household or support bubble
PLEASE REMEMBER THERE IS NO SUNDAY OBLIGATION
THE CHURCH CAPACITY IS A COMBINATION OF
45 individuals or
22 individuals and 24 couples or
21 families (of 3 or more people)