Sunday Reflection

God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved

God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved

God showed His love for us by dying on the cross in order to save us. The Cross – the place where the Crucified Lord dies – is His very throne of judgment and His righteousness. This is the great mystery of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ.
In the end, God has no desire for the death of the sinner, nor does He take any pleasure in such a judgment. God however does, as He always has, allow us humans to make our own choices even about eternal things. C.S. Lewis wrote in The Great Divorce –
There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done’, and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’


Annual Report 2017

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

This is our annual report for 2017. Thank-you to the hundreds of people who have given so much to our parish in the last 12 months.

Lent activities

Saturday, 10 February 2018

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

St Elizabeth’s Ofsted Report

Friday, 02 February 2018

St Elizabeth’s gets a sudden Ofsted and proves how good a school it is. Well done and thank-you to all the staff. To see the report and the praise heaped on our school please click on the link bellow. 

Sacred Heart extension project

Sunday, 21 January 2018

To match the growing community work at Sacred Heart and improve what we can offer we have a new building project. This new extension will be a place where all groups can assemble, be welcomed, learn about other services, meet other groups, where volunteers can have training, stop for a coffee and easily access HOT staff members.

Ideas for Lent: Home Groups

Friday, 12 January 2018

Many churches run successful Home Groups during the week to encourage and build mini faith communities. A small group of people meet and get to know each other over a cup of tea/ coffee and a biscuit.

Fr Tom Hewitt RIP

Friday, 12 January 2018

Fr Tom’s funeral will take place in SS Albans and Stephen’s, 14-16 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RB. The Reception will be on Tuesday, 23rd January at 7pm followed by the funeral Mass on Wednesday 23rd January at 10.00am.

Latest newsletter

11th March 2018 - Newsletter

memory cafeDo you know someone with memory loss? The Heart of Tamworth in partnership with Home Instead are running a Memory Café in St John’s Community Rooms on every Tuesday, 10.30am – 12.30pm. There is no need to book, just pop in.

bereavement support

With the support of Cruse and St Giles Hospice, as well as the generosity of a large number of volunteer parishioners (& others), we are providing a bereavement support service at Sacred Heart every Friday, 10 – 12am.

If you know of anyone who is grieving, please take them a leaflet from the porch and invite them to join us.

It is open to parishioners and non-parishioners alike.


Journey in Faith and Catechesis


The Parish of St John the Baptist (and Sacred Heart) Tamworth offers the opportunity for those who are enquiring about the Catholic faith to join other enquirers on a series of evenings called Journey in Faith.

The format of the evenings generally includes a topical presentation and an opportunity for some discussion. The Catholic Church provides for those inquiring about becoming a Catholic, in a special way and this is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

Every year we run the journey in faith to help people who are not Catholics to learn more about the faith, to experience it and discern whether they want to play a fuller part in the life of the Church. Do you want to be part of this or do you know someone else who might want to be. This will get under way in late September. If you want to know more then please speak to Frances, Kath or one of the clergy or email the office