Saturday, 10 February 2018 10:40

Lent activities

Are you looking for lent activities this year? We have prepared several proposals for you.

40 DaysALPHA - is a chance for anyone to renew their faith and an opportunity to ask questions/discuss. It will be on Mondays starting on Feb 19th and continue through Lent.   To join us please sign up in the porch or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will be food offered too. It is open to all. There are invitation cards in Church this weekend. Please give them to anyone you know or why not bring a friend?

Alpha Leaders: The second training sessions for Alpha Leaders is on Monday 12th February at 7.30pm at Sacred Heart Church.  This meeting will focus on Prayer Ministry and will be a chance to discuss any issues from previous Alpha and to pray together.  If you are interested in helping to lead on this coming Alpha course please phone Alex Parker in the office or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Soup Lunches will be held every Friday throughout Lent after Mass. All proceeds will go to Father Hudson’s Care who work with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Do come to Mass and join us as we share this simple meal and help people in need too. If you can do soup one Friday please let us know.  

home groupHome Groups for Lent. Thank you to those who have signed up already. If you would still like to take part, contact the Parish Office or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We have one host in the town centre next to the Railway Station. This group will start next Thurs 15th Feb 7.30pm and run for 6 weeks. Themes look at what the Bible tells us about Loving, Caring, Forgiveness and Serving. Being part of a Home group enables you to get to know a small group of parishioners well and journey through Lent together. Why not sign up today and try something different?

Morning Masses most days and early morning Mass on Wednesdays at Sacred Heart Church at 7.00 am.

Keeping Holy LentRosary Group on Monday evenings at 7.30 at Sacred Heart. 

Adoration and Confession after 10.30 Mass each Saturday Morning at St John’s for 30 minutes.

Stations of the Cross on Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7.00 pm with talk/reflection by Deacon Nick Williams

The Prayer Group meets on Tues evenings at 8.00 pm at S.H. with silence, open prayer singing and adoration.

Walk with Me Booklets are full of short daily reflections throughout Lent. Cost £1.

CAFOD Collection envelopes are ready. The collection will be w/e of Feb 25th. Maybe our savings from fasting can be put aside for the poor and hungry of the world that CAFOD supports.

Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and all the World

On Sunday 4 February the Holy Father announced that Friday 23 February – the Friday of the First Week of Lent – has been designated as a Day of Fasting and Prayer.