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

Please note the mass time changes this week Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th, the mass will be at 10am

Daily (except Wednesday)

Thursdays

 

Vigil [Saturdays]

 

Sundays

 

NO mass on Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday morning.

NO CONFESSIONS on Saturday morning 

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

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




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

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

Track, Trace and Test information - supporting the NHS

7 + 8 =

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.

COVID19

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.

Parish Office

The parish office will ONLY be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am until 12 noon, 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. 

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

 

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.