Welcome from Fr Colin, Parish Priest
A very warm welcome to our Sacred Heart parish website. We are a vibrant and welcoming community of over 600 worshippers here in the centre of Hove.
As a Roman Catholic Parish we belong to the Deanery of Brighton & Hove, the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and the Universal Church under the leadership of Pope Francis.
Our doors are open to welcome all who wish to join us for our Sunday services. We have programmes & groups that run through the year to help children, young adults and adults prepare to receive Baptism, Holy Communion, and the other Sacraments of the Church.
We also value greatly building good relationships with other Christian churches locally, other religions and the wider community of which we are part. St Augustine said 1500 years ago that “Our hearts are restless, until they rest in God!”.
We hope, above all else, to offer people a place of rest and renewal in the busy-ness of life so that we can be inspired to serve each other in love, and thereby help build God’s Kingdom for all.
Through these pages you can find information on all aspects of our community life and worship. If you have any question at all then please contact us! God bless you.
Fr Colin Wolczak
“Love one another, as I have loved you” (Jn.15: 12)
As Catholic Christians, inspired by the Holy Spirit given us in Baptism, we commit to sharing God’s gift of faith among ourselves, in our locality and in the world by:
- Praying, worshipping, celebrating together, with the Eucharist at the heart and centre of our life
- Reaching out to those in need, both near and far
- Developing a welcoming community where everyone is valued and respected and their gifts nurtured
- Encouraging a culture of active participation
- Providing opportunities for reflecting on the Word of God and the teaching of the Church, so as to deepen our faith and be able to share confidently with others
In all this we pledge to bring to life in our Parish the Christian values of faith, hope and charity and to promote the Gospel positively to the wider community in which we live.
May your Kingdom come, Lord, and your will be done.
Our Parish is committed to the Safeguarding policies of the Diocese and the Catholic Church in England and Wales: to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them, in which they can flourish humanly and spiritually.
This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church’s common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human life.
We start from the principle that each person, especially the most vulnerable, has a right to expect the highest level of care and protection, love, encouragement and respect that we can give. We will liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly responded to.
Our Parish Safeguarding Coordinators are: Rita Garner and Godfrey Price (07710-291408)