Welcome

The Church of the Sacred Heart and Saint Catherine of Alexandria in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England, is a fine Grade II listed building containing stunning mosaics and sculpture but it is essentially a quiet place for prayerful worship.

You are most welcome to our website whether to find out about our services and our range of religious and social activities; watch our livestream, to see pictures of the architecture, mosaics and sculpture; to learn about the history and artistic influences; to remind you of past visits or to help you to plan a visit in the future.

We hope that you will get an insight into the beauty of the church and an appreciation of our parish community and that you will be inspired to come and visit us. You are promised a friendly welcome and we hope that your visit will prove to be both an interesting and a spiritual experience.

Fr. George Mathew S.C.J. (Parish Priest)
Fr. Brian Boyle S.C.J.
Fr. Tom Kelly S.C.J.
Br. Patrick Leighton S.C.J.

COVID-19 Step 4 Guidance

As the country has moved to Step 4 of the roadmap for easing Coronavirus restrictions, we, as a parish community, are glad to welcome the changes with caution. Our primary concern is to ensure that our church continues to be a place where people feel safe to gather for worship. The church is open for private prayer each day from 8am to 1pm, and now has a capacity of 150 people for Mass and other liturgical services. Church tours are not currently taking place, but you can take a virtual tour instead.

From the 26th July, the following applies:

    • Sanitise your hands at the entrance and exit.
    • Masks: even though wearing mask is not a legal requirement we highly recommend that masks are worn in the church.
    • Track and Trace: please give your name and contact details to the steward for Track and Trace or make use of the QR code provided at the entrance.
    • Seating: there will not be any cordoned pews, so you can occupy any pew in which you wish to sit. Pews are limited to a maximum of four people, except the family pews. Please leave the family pews for the families with children.
    • Holy Communion: Holy Communion will continue to be under one kind. During Holy Communion, the persons sitting on the first pew at the right side of the church will proceed to receive Communion and others will follow the same. Once the right side is over, the person sitting at the last pew on the left side of the church will proceed for Communion and the rest will follow the same.
    • Congregational singing: indoor congregational singing is permitted. It is recommended that singing should be phased in gently as part of worship and that face coverings should be worn by members of the congregation whilst singing together, until infection levels reduce.
    • Exit: to exit, please use both the main door and the side door.
    • Church visiting by the public: the church will be open to the public for private prayer and for visiting each day from 8am until 1pm.

 

Mass is celebrated at the following times:

Monday - Friday: 9.15am
Saturday: 11am
Sunday: 8.30am, 10.30am and 6pm

For those unable to attend at this time we are now live streaming our Masses. Donations to the parish can also now be made online via our donations page.

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