Sacred Heart & St William Catholic Church, 31 High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 6HS

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Welcome to Sacred Heart & St William Catholic Church

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic... different ways of being parish  (September 2020 update)

None of us at the beginning of the year could have forecast the past 6 months, nor can we predict the future. All of us are asked to show patience and understanding as we move into an unknown future. 

Thanks to the generosity of our stewards and cleaners as of September, Sacred Heart Church has re-opened for public celebration of Mass on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.30am (no pre-bookings necessary), and also Saturday evening Mass at 6pm for which booking is essential, see Mass and Service Times for further details.    

Fr Bernard continues to celebrate Mass privately at 9am on the other mornings. with Sunday Mass continuing to be streamed from 9am on Sundays through the Sacred Heart Facebook page.

Please also see the Newsletter page for the weekly Newsletter, and each week's Sunday Homily and Bidding Prayers.

See Today's Readings at Mass to join in each day.

Facebook page icon.png 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 & St William Catholic Church and Parish

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.

Where we are in Saddleworth

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.


"a vibrant, outgoing, gifted, missionary parish,
which makes up for its small numbers by its enthusiasm and joy"

Thank you for visiting the website and we look forward to seeing you.