"This is a very different way of being parish. I don’t think I had really appreciated the value of the internet so much before now. Being able to get into so many homes has been terrific for me and I hope also for you. It is a way of staying in contact and also offering things to read, to listen, to watch and on which to reflect."
Fr Bernard continues to celebrate Mass at 9am each and every morning, intentionally welcoming those taking some quiet/prayer time at the same time at home, and those who would be present if they were able to be so. See Today's Readings at Mass to join in each day.
|Celebrate Sunday Mass at 9am with Fr Bernard each week, and his Thought for the Day videos on the Sacred Heart Facebook page|
Sacred Heart and St William Catholic Church, Uppermill, Saddleworth, is a sacred space and everyone is welcome here to look around, to have some quiet time, to pray on their own, to join us in our services and liturgical celebrations, to involve themselves in the pastoral and social life of our vibrant Catholic community.
This website shows the thriving Catholic parish that we are, with information including the times of Masses and Devotions, who you contact to arrange a baptism or a wedding, how you might become involved in the life of the parish, the activities and provision for children and families, and many other things beside. Each week the downloadable Newsletter gives up to date information and notice of special events in the future.
The Church and Parish lie in the middle of Saddleworth and is the most westerly parish in the Diocese of Leeds. Saddleworth is made up of several relatively small villages which have their own individual identities, but which together make up a committed, outgoing and welcoming community.
Sacred Heart Church, Parish Centre and Presbytery, is a single building with the church visibly located on the High Street in Uppermill, the largest of the villages. We are blessed with a resident priest, Fr Bernard Bickers who is always happy to be contacted either by phone 01457 872603 or using this web site contact form.