Welcome to the Sacred Heart Wimbledon

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - A STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP JOHN

Following the Government's tightening of the stay at home requirements which included the closure of places of worship, Archbishop John has issued a statement in which he confirms that all chapels and churches together with associated halls must now be closed to the public.

"Given that our priests live adjacent to their churches, there will still be the private celebration of Mass each day, but there must be no additional people present other than the priest himself. The doors to all our churches and chapels must remain permanently locked until these restrictions are lifted."


Our church will not be open for private worship until further notice.
 
The Archbishop's statement, dated 23rd March, can be viewed and downloaded here.

The 18th March letter from the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is available for download here

Archbishop John sent a Pastoral Letter, dated 18th March, concerning the required Measures arising from COVID-19.  This can be viewed and downloaded here.


Mass is streamed each morning at 10 am.
To view please click on https://www.churchservices.tv/wimbledon . It is possible to join a mass and other liturgical services in other churches; the list is available by clicking on 'Whats on now' on the Churchservices home page.

Father John's homily for the 5th Sunday in Lent can be downloaded here.
A letter from Father John and news items  for the weekend 28/29 March can be downloaded here
A note from the Finance Committee concerning parish finances in the present situation is available here
PLEASE NOTE: As from 1 April until further notice, the paid staff of the parish are on furlough leave and may not undertake any work in connection with the parish. They will not be responding to emails sent to their work post box.

While we are unable to attend Mass we are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion
using this Prayer of St Alphonsus.

Minutes of Parish Pastoral Council Meeting 8.00pm Thursday 6 February 2020

For previous minutes please refer to Parish Pastoral Council Documents

If you missed your copy of the March edition of Edgeways you can download it from here.

 

Two Vatican Documents regarding
Reconciliation and Special Indulgences

The Vatican Apostolic Penitentiary has issued two documents on Special Indulgences and the Sacrament of Reconciliation relating to this time of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Click on the titles below to see these documents.

Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic.
The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.

Note from the Apostolic Penitentiary on the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the current pandemic.
The gravity of the present circumstances calls for reflection on the urgency and centrality of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, together with some necessary clarifications, both for the lay faithful and for ministers called to celebrate the Sacrament.
Even in the time of COVID-19, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is administered in accordance with universal canon law and with the provisions of the Ordo Paenitentiae.


 

If you are new to the parish, we would encourage you to register by clicking here. When your application has been accepted you will receive a welcome pack from Canon John Clark our parish priest.

 

The Sacred Heart Church, in Wimbledon, a Roman Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Southwark, and until recently served by the Jesuits of the British Province, welcomes you to our website. As one of the largest parishes in England, we hope this site highlights the dynamic community that has been a place of worship for over a century. At the heart of our parish are the many people of all ages who work, study, pray and share their lives together. We invite and encourage you to explore, discover and visit the Sacred Heart.


Announcements

 

Bereavement Group Drop-In: Last Saturdays of the month

Due to the special circumstances arising from the CoronaVirus precautions it has been necessary to cancel the drop-ins on the last Saturdays of the month.  The dropins will resume when Coronavirus restrictions are eased.
The Bereavement Team  regret that this extraordinary step has been necessary and offer our apologies to anyone who intended to attend.
Bereaved people are invited to call Sadie Smith on 020 8946 5198 or to email sadiesmith3@talktalk.net for a confidential conversation with a member of the Bereavement Support Group.

 

Memory Lane Club

Due to coronavirus precautions we regret that the Memory Lane Club will be closed until further notice.
We will keep the situation under review and hope to reopen when government restrictions are eased and is subject to national advice and guidance. 

 

Sacred Heart Chorus

The workshop on Saturday April 4th has been cancelled.

 

A Living Faith

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