Sunday Reflection

Sunday reflection 10-12-2017

John the Baptist’s message applies just as much today as it did in the original Advent. God’s love for His people is never-ending, and He sent Jesus Christ as a testament to it.
Something wonderful is coming, and unlike the Israelites in John’s day, we already know that it is the salvation of Jesus Christ. They journeyed for miles and miles to find repentance and salvation through the baptism of John, and spread the good news of those days to their friends and family. That is what we should remember this Advent, and prepare ourselves with no less enthusiasm and joy for Jesus and the salvation which He brings.

Christmas Services

Christmas reconciliation
Wed 20th Dec 7.00 pm - Sacrament of Reconciliation
(at Sacred Heart with visiting priests will be present)

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday 23rd - St. John’s - 6.00 pm
Sunday 24th - Sacred Heart - 9.00 am
Sunday 24th - St. John’s - 10.30 am
No Midday Mass at Sacred Heart

Christmas masses

Christmas Eve
(Sunday 24th December)

Family Mass (Sacred Heart): 4.30 p.m.
Family Mass (Sacred Heart): 7.30 p.m.
Midnight Mass (St John’s): 12 Midnight

Christmas Day
(Monday 25th December)

Sacred Heart: 9.00 am
St. John’s: 10.30 am
No Midday Mass.

Youth band

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Our new youth band has just started up. Well done to Robert, Angel, Jessica and Freya for a great start. Everyone who heard you was inspired.

"Walk With Me" Booklets

Saturday, 02 December 2017

Walk With Me Booklets are now in Church. Advent starts today and these booklets can help guide us through a season of spiritual preparation for this great Christian celebration.

The Parish Apple Fest

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Parish Apple Fest was great fun. Thousands of apples came in and hundreds of pies, crumbles, toffee apples, cakes and sauces were made.

Do you want your child to make their First Holy Communion next Summer? If the answer is yes, and your child is not in a Catholic school, then you need to register them for classes as soon as possible.

It is always lovely to see young couples in our parish. Some mention that it is sometimes hard to meet other young couples who are committed to their faith and then others might be new to the Tamworth and even the U.K.

The Pilgrimage to Poland

Monday, 02 October 2017

The Pilgrimage to Poland was a most moving, enjoyable, shocking and fruitful, we were moved by the goodness of so many, the Love of God and the cruelty of humanity (Auschwitz).

Latest newsletter

10th December 2017 - 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