Welcome to the parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Loughborough.

During these past weeks , Fr Paul has been sharing with us how we can follow Jesus by spending time in prayer, reading from the bible and listening to our Lord. We are a parish family who may not be able to meet, or worship like we would normally in these present times together, however we all have one thing in common, Our Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Follow us on our new Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/sacredheartlboro

Contacting Fr Paul

If you need to speak to Fr Paul over a family or/and faith matter, please contact the parish office. oh.sacredheart.loughboro@dioceseofnottingham.uk or telephone 01509 219325.

Please note that Fr Paul is away from the parish until the 28th August.

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Tony Meredith  on the days as indicated further down this page.


Weekly Message from Fr. Paul.

16th August 2020  – The Assumption. 

When the priest, who was visiting the Primary School, asked the children, “What do we mean by the Assumption of Our Lady?” one child tentatively replied, “It means that when Our Lady died we assume she went to heaven!”

Nice try but not quite. The dogma of the Assumption is closely linked to the Church’s teaching that, at her conception, Mary, who was to become the mother of Jesus, was preserved from “original sin” which has affected all other human beings since Adam and Eve, and which gives us an inclination to commit sin. This was so that Mary would be a fitting mother to the Son of God.

We are told that death and decay are consequences of original sin. Because Mary was spared from sharing in the sin of Adam she was also spared the consequences and at her death was assumed into heaven without the usual consequences of mortality.

The Gospel reading for today contains Mary’s “Magnificat” – a prayer in which she gives thanks to God for the extraordinary favour he has done to her.

God bless

Fr Paul

Prayer intentions for this week are as follows

Dates of ServicesPrayer Intentions
Sunday 16th August
 The Assumption. 
For all who have received or waiting for their examination results
Wednesday 19th AugustPersons continue to be aware of COVID 19, whilst the country continues to find a vaccine
Saturday 22nd AugustPeople of our Parish
Sunday 23rd August
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
 Our children in our Parish who will soon be returning to school


Our church is open for Public Mass on these set days of the week.

Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Attendance at each Mass will be limited to 24 people or families.

Places at each Mass must be pre-booked, if you did not attend the week before or not attended Mass since we have opened.

The booking for each Mass is open from the week before and closes at 7pm, the evening before. NO BOOKINGS AHEAD OF THE 7 DAYS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALL PARISHIONERS THEN HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND WHEN ABLE TOO.

Please Help Us With Stewardship At Our Weekly Services

To continue with opening our church for Mass on the designated days, please if your able to give a small amount of time to welcome and support our parishioners.

If you are interested and aged from 18 – early 70″s, who are fit, healthy and active, are welcome to put their names forward. All we ask is you speak to Fr Paul who will ask you a few questions, not to catch you out, but are able to do this role without worry. Your well-being is essential to all of us.

Thank you


Parish Weekly News

Sacred Heart Monthly draw for March 
The draw for March has now taken place. The following numbers have been drawn. First prize of £41.50 number 94. Second prize of £24.90 number 115. 3rd prize of £16.60 number 31. Congratulations to the winners. As we collected a total of £166.00 this month, £83.00 has been raised for the Sick & Retired Priests Fund. 

Due to COVID19 the April’s draw has been cancelled, but any money paid for April and any over-payments that have been made will be returned. Due to the difficult circumstances this may take some time. 
Sacred Heart Monthly Draw will be discontinued for the foreseeable future. Many thanks for your fantastic support and generosity. The Monthly draw has raised £5219.67 for The Sick and Retired Priests Fund during the 5 years it has run.

Any queries please contact Maggy or Bob Chaplin 01509 829753 (r.chaplin@ntlworld.com


A storm is coming… Please see the message from Terry Spicer, Saint Mary’s Catholic Action Group https://sacredheartloughboro.org/quick-updates-with-our-parish/

The Bridge needs our help. Times are hard for many. Are you able to donate a little to help those in need in Loughborough? You can donate via The Bridge website or send a letter entitled “Food Poverty” with a cheque made payable to “The Bridge (East Midlands)” to The Bridge, 38 Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2AG. Alternatively using the following information, you can make a one off BACS payment. Name = The Bridge (East Midlands) Sort Code = 40-52-40. Account Number = 00084149 Reference = Food Poverty.


Personal Prayer at St Marys Ashby Road, Loughborough

St Marys, is open for private prayer at the following times: Mondays 10.30am -12.30pm, Wednesdays 4pm – 6pm, Saturdays 10.30am – 12.30pm, Sundays 3pm – 5pm. 

Seven people will be allowed in the church at any one time and social distancing of 2 metres must still be observed. A face covering or mask is to be worn, with hand sanitiser to be used, on entry and exit. There is a single directional walkway which is indicated to ensure social distancing.

Please read the information from Bishop Patrick, which can be found using the following Link: https://sacredheartloughboro.org/interaction-nottingham-diocese/


Please find additional notices to refer to by following the links

Nottingham Diocese Interaction News:- https://sacredheartloughboro.org/interaction-nottingham-diocese/

  • LACY Leicestershire Active Catholic Youth: will be celebrating the feast of The Assumption on line, via Zoom, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTILL OCTOBER 4th.
  • Plus other news from previous weeks


Additional Information within Parish Life

To access the quick update page please click here:- https://sacredheartloughboro.org/quick-updates-with-our-parish/

New Children’s Liturgy Web Page:- https://sacredheartloughboro.org/home/childrens-liturgy/

New Supporting Life Through Prayer and Traditions web page:- https://sacredheartloughboro.org/supporting-catholic-life-through-prayer-and-traditions/

From Bishop Patrick

To help us all focus on our faith whilst not able to attend Mass, Bishop Patrick has arranged for us all, to have direct contact with prayer. This can be downloaded via the web. https://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk

 as before.

Bishop Patrick McKinney streams Masses from his private chapel in Bishop’s House. 

This week they are scheduled for: Wednesday 9 am – Mass, Thursday 9 am – Mass,  Saturday 9 am – Mass, Sunday 10 am – Mass

For those with no internet access, an audio Sunday Mass is available at 10 am. 

Proclaimer:- If you have any feedback about the new website design, please contact the website admin via the contact form here.

Mass Times

Please note: Fr Paul will celebrate Mass daily, but unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, the Mass will not be open to the public.

Following the Government advice to reduce people contact in public places, we will not be able to open the church until the risk to persons has passed. Our Bishop will let our clergy know when this can take place.


Monday to Friday
Saturday Confessions
Holy Day of Obligation

Subject to change – information will be shared through the home page.


If your confession needs to be taken, please contact Fr Paul who will advice accordingly.

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Getting Here


Directions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Loughborough, may be found by using the map below.


There are limited parking spaces in the driveway of the church.

Alternatively, parking bays along Park Road have a typical minimum stay of 1 hour during the day Mon-Sat with no limits during evenings and all-day Sunday.

Parking is also available in the Tesco Superstore nearby, subject to their restrictions.


There is a dedicated parking bay in the driveway of the church for blue badge holders.

Both entrances to the foyer and the narthex of the church have a wheelchair accessible ramp and handrails.

A dedicated accessible lavatory may be found in the foyer, opposite the door to the sanctuary.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact the Parish Priest, Fr. Paul Chipchase using the information below, or send a message using the form. You are also welcome and encouraged to speak to Fr. Paul informally after Mass if you have any queries.

To contact Fr. Paul Chipchase via the parish email, please fill out this form.

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