Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart, Santa Ifigênia Church, São Paulo, Brazil ©Wikipedia/Public Domain


As Saint James’s Day (25th July) falls on a Sunday this year it makes this a Holy Year in Santiago. We shall begin our own celebration of our Patron with a Solemn Mass at Midday on Saturday 24th at which the celebrant and preacher will be our Archbishop, Cardinal Nichols. 


In response to the Government’s lessening of Covid-19 restrictions our bishops are once more permitting the reception of Holy Communion on the tongue. This will come as a great relief to the many who have observed the current rules faithfully. For the moment, Communion will continue to be given standing but it is hoped that in late June we shall return to the use of the altar rails – and that the church can be re-configured when masking and social distancing are no longer necessary


We are very grateful to those giving their time so generously to enable the church to remain open every day. Times are subject to change so please read the Notices page for continual updates. In addition to live streaming our 10.30am Sunday Mass (with Choir) and 6pm Weekday Mass, we are live streaming our Saturday Holy Hour, including silent exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.