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Wishing you a blessed and healthy New Year. May the prayers of the world and 2021’s vaccines bring an end to the virus, renewed hope and comfort for those who mourn loved ones lost in 2020. May the experience of last year give us a deeper appreciation of our shared humanity, and, as Pope Francis says in his New Year message, compassion and a culture of care for each other as a path to peace.


Mass times going into 2021

We remain very thankful to Fr Stephen who will continue to say mass on Tuesdays and Sundays into 2021 for as long as we have volunteers to open the church.
A small dedicated band of volunteers supported Fr Stephen and all of us, brilliantly making the Christmas masses happen.


Please volunteer too if you can. For each mass, we need:
Someone to open the church
Stewards (2 to steward people to seats at 2m distance + spray & wipe seats)
Duty Parishioner
Reader
Eucharistic Minister
.

Please put your name up for whatever you can do, on the list at the back of church and
contact Pauline at teddington@rcdow.org.uk.
There is a Sacred Hearth Volunteering WhatsApp group also. Ask Pauline to be added.

There will be mass every Sunday and Tuesday in the New Year at the times below.

Tuesdays : 10:30am mass

Tuesday, 19th January. Fr Stephen will be celebrating Day 2 of the Week of Christian Unity at Mass.

Thursdays: 10am – 11am for private prayer

Sundays: 1:30pm mass

Please remember follow the guidance below when coming to church for Mass or Private Prayer.


On 3rd December, churches were allowed to open once again for communal worship, with social distancing, face covering and hygiene guidelines remaining in place of course – no singing, sadly :- ( but there can still be music : – )

Please remember follow the guidance below when coming to church for Mass or Private Prayer.

Coming to Sacred Heart Church for mass and private prayer

A quick summary of what to do and expect below.


**Please do not come to church if you are experiencing flu like symptoms**

Stewards will greet you and ask you to follow guidelines to keep everyone safe. (We need 2 stewards at each service, please volunteer )
you will be asked to sign in (bring a pen) or swipe the QR code
use the hand sanitiser provided on entry and exit
follow the guidance given by the stewards at the time
Please observe the one-way system clearly marked
Please maintain the 2 metre social distance from others at all times.
Face coverings must be worn, please do so if possible, exemptions are listed here.
In these times, can we ask parents to ensure children keep to their seats on the benches, to keep everyone safe
Please ensure you take all your personal belongings home with you.

There is more comprehensive guidance here on social distancing and hygiene in place issued by the diocese.


Mass online

Churches across the country continue to stream live masses. A number of churches in the Diocese are live streamed and can be visited online, click here for details.

Further afield, click here for a list of all live services scheduled in the next two hours across the UK. Thanks to churchservices.tv.

Find daily reading for Mass at www.universalis.com. We may be apart, but we are together, in spirit, in prayer, and in our Lord.


Fr Reg

Due to personal and ongoing health issues Fr Reg is currently away from the parish.  Communications can be sent to the parish office: teddington@rcdow.org.uk 

Pastoral matters can be referred directly to Fr Philip Dyer-Perry, Parish Priest of Staines and Dean of Upper Thames Deanery:  pdyerperry@rcdow.org.uk or 01784 452381.


St Paul’s Cathedral has launched Remember Me, an online book of remembrance for all those who have been living in the UK who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People of all faiths, beliefs or none are invited to contribute to Remember Me.  Please pray for all those who have died and all who mourn them.

To our catholic Universe and Catholic Times readers in the parish: at the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE. Please go to www.catholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you.


Welcome, finally, to the Sacred Heart Catholic parish serving the people of Teddington and Hampton Wick. Whether you are Catholic, thinking about becoming Catholic or just wish to explore your spirituality, you will receive a warm reception from our community.

You will find information below and on these pages about us, the Sacred Heart Church Teddington Parish. Alongside us and each other of course, at heart it’s about God, and you. Please get in touch.


Browse the web site to get a flavour of Sacred Heart Parish life.

You will find our weekly newsletters here: or in the dropdown menu under Welcome on this page. Newsletters are published each week, so long as the new parish photocopier keeps behaving itself.

Please follow our Sacred Heart Teddington Parish Prayer board on Pinterest. The Inspiring faith prayer board is a collection of prayers, quotes, wit and thoughts.
It changes all the time, so please revisit.
Follow Sacred Heart RC Teddington’s board Inspiring faith: a collection of prayer shorts & thoughts on Pinterest.