Front Garden

Gold Certificate 2011In early 2009 a small group of volunteer parishioners re-designed and planted up the then bare garden with a mixture of shrubs, perennials and annual plants. The whole area was transformed and the church building and environs were given new life and made more welcoming to all.
Many passers-by stop to admire and reflect in the front gardens. This has given us opportunities to invite people over the ‘threshold’ which can – as Archbishop Vincent Nicholls said at a memorial Mass for Cardinal Hume – ‘be a very spiritual place, a place where people can take one small step towards renewing their faith or making an initial commitment.’

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In its first year the gardens were awarded a Silver Merit Award by the Richmond Borough in Bloom Committee in their annual competition.

After the 2009/10 coldest winter in 30 years the garden again flourished and that Summer, after a lot of hard work, won a Gold Merit Award and also a Certificate of Excellence from the London in Bloom competition judges. This success was repeated in 2011 with yet another Gold Merit Award and Certificate of Excellence. Our efforts also helped towards Richmond achieving a Silver Guilt Award in the Britain in Bloom competition.            Click on any photo to gallery.

DSC01106We are always grateful for new volunteers prepared to undertake even the more mundane gardening tasks such as watering, weeding and sweeping which, although not so attractive, are nevertheless very necessary in order to produce good results.

If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis throughout the year please contact Catherine Ridler at the church.


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Christmas Day Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Teddington 2022

Merry Christmas! Looking to catch Mass near you?

Join us for our Christmas day Mass at 10am at Sacred Heart Church in Teddington, 262 Kingston Road, TW11 9JQ; find us here.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE – To Sacred Heart parishioners, your families, friends and to our visitors and those who follow the newsletters on-line. A special prayer for any who are bereaved or housebound. A prayer of thanksgiving for the faith journey of 2022. There have been joys and sorrows, ups and downs, worries and reassurances. We have revived the sacraments and reopened doors, even though the church building is closed.

Thanks to all our volunteers including regulars and newcomers. Next year we will face difficulties together as we look to see how to move forward with fundraising and repairs. Please think of ways to support us, looking at home for initiatives and further afield for grants.

Let us pray for each other. Let us pray to God-with-us for individuals and families struggling with the financial crisis and other worries.

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