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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

Sunday 25th  October 2020


OCC is a project run by Samaritan’s Purse whose mission is to follow the example set by The Good Samaritan. One of their main activities is providing shoeboxes, which the general public have made up, containing toiletries, toys, small items of clothing, educational equipment, and so forth. Over the past four Christmases we have created nearly 100 shoeboxes for children in a country where they have suffered from war, famine, natural disaster and/or disease. However, due to Coronavirus restrictions, we will not be creating physical shoeboxes, this year. Instead, please would you: 

• Create a shoebox online at 

• Or make a donation online at 

• Or add your donation to the decorated shoebox at the church entrance Please do not leave any shoeboxes (empty or full) or any items for shoeboxes in church. For further information about OCC please contact me (Mary Leighton) by the WhatsApp Group or or go to the Samaritan’s Purse website at: Thank you and God Bless  

Please pray for them.
Damian Ainscough, Anna Barszcz, Margaret Brodigan, Christopher Brown, Jean de Bosch, Patience Dare, Carol Dent, Anne Haywood, Dorothy Kershaw, Anthony Margrave, Alma McHugh, Bernard Rook, Ken Rumney, Timmy Ryan, Margaret Scott, Kevin and Catherine Thornton and all those who are ill and would like to remain anonymous.

Holy Communion for the sick and housebound
The letter of St James, Chapter 5, verse 14: “Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
If you or anyone you know is ill, either in hospital or at home, and would like to receive the Church’s ministry in anointing and Holy Communion, please let Fr Nigel know and he will come and visit you/your family and friends

NHS TRACK AND TRACE FACILITY The new NHS Track and Trace app has launched and you will find in our church the QR code to ‘check in’ at the entrance of the church. It's very straight forward and takes seconds to check in using the app. Simply download the app from the Android or iPhone app stores, depending on your Smartphone, enter the first part of your postcode and the app is set up. Then on the app click on ‘venue check in’ and line up the QR code with the box on your screen. If you use the app to ‘check in’ this takes the place of our own register although we will still have the register for those who do not have access to the app.

SACRED HEART CHURCH welcomed the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire with banners and bunting.

More pictures on Our Gallery Page

Tour de Yorkshire

Sacred Heart and Tour de Yorkshire


We have some wonderful news for you. Our target of £25,000 has been reached. Now £25,152.90) It is all thanks to your generous support by way of your donations of money, giving time to bake on coffee mornings, buying the Roof’us slates, doing the weekly Numbers Up game buying tickets for and donating prizes to the raffles. Special thanks to the fund-raising team for all their hard work, effort and enthusiasm.
We still, of course, need you to continue in this way, as in addition to what we previously intended doing, we have had to add extensive floor repairs, stone work and stain glass window refurbishment, full decorating throughout, improving disabled access, the WC and new kitchen facilities, new heating system… Yes, it does seem like an endless task, but it is a very worthwhile cause and our duty to restore and maintain such a beautiful church building for future generations to come.
We also have to prove to the grant awarding bodies, as well as to the Diocese, that we are active parishioners and care enough to raise our share of the upkeep costs.

If anyone wishes to make a cheque donation towards our refurbishment please make it payable to: The Sacred Heart Refurbishment Fund. Thank you.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY (LAST WEEK - 18th October 2020) THANK YOU very much for your donations to World Mission Sunday last week. Your prayers and contributions will help missionaries work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Please pray for the work of Missio and all those working to offer the love of Jesus, that we may remain strong in our witness to Christ’s love for all peoples. To continue supporting mission throughout the year please go to or call 020 7821 9755 (office hours).  

Owing to the Coronvirus, sacamental preparation has been postponed for the foreseeable future. Any new information will appear here.

“BRIGHTEN UP FOR HARVEST” at our school. The children and the staff have raised £92 for CAFOD, sent canned goods to Mission Trinity (Goole Food Bank) and donated produce to ‘Help the Homeless” (c/o Mark Penn who has collected half the produce already). Many thanks.

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