Hello and welcome to the website of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, my name is Canon Denis McSweeney and I am the parish priest. The church is located 3 miles from Junction 12 on the M1, through the village of Westoning on the A5120. Built in 1982 during the year of the Papal visit - the Church has a friendly atmosphere. The building is bright and welcoming. We have an active community of around 320
parishioners. The Parish boundary extends to the A6 and to the A428, including the villages of Westoning, Maulden, Silsoe, Lidlington, Steppingley and Marston Moretaine. Later as you look through the website you will get a glimpse of parish life. Up until 1999 the parish was served by priests of the Sacred Heart Order (Malpas Cheshire). It is now staffed by the Northampton Diocese.
If you are new to the community you are most welcome to join us at any one of our Masses. If you would like to speak to someone about our parish please complete the online form or download the PDF document and return it to me at the address above.
There is an ancient tradition of blessing Christian homes at Epiphany, asking God’s blessing on all who live in the home in the coming year. We mark above the door in chalk “20+C+M+B+15”. This includes the year (2015) and the initials of the names given to the three wise people who brought gifts to Jesus in his first
home: C for Caspar, M for Melchior, B for Balthasar. If you cannot write above your door you might also display this sheet somewhere in your home. Click here to read more