Sunday Reflection

Sunday reflection 20-08-2017

The women in the gospel is like many women who are mothers today, they will fight for their children. Naturally mothers and fathers will go to the ends of the earth to get the best possible treatment for their chronically ill child. The woman took on Jesus, the best known religious figure around, and was not going to let him pass her by. She was foreign to the district, maybe an asylum seeker or a refugee, we’re not told, but to Jesus it doesn’t matter who she is or where she comes from, she was a women of faith. Faith in a surprising God who in Jesus his Son, never says no to goodness. Faith that keeps us energetic and alive, not tired, in soul as well as body. Lord, I believe, strengthen my faith.

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If it's your first visit we hope it gives you some idea of what our parish is like.

If you want to know more then there's nothing like coming to meet us and you would be very welcome. In the meantime, have a good look around and get in touch if we can help in any way.

St John’s Church’s refurbishment is long overdue. We did some consultation nearly two years ago. Further work was delayed by the work on the community space we established.

Brian’s Silver Jubilee

Thursday, 29 June 2017

It was Brian’s silver jubilee on June 28th but it was a golden night. Family and friends joined us as we celebrated. Fitting tributes were paid to this humble and kind man who has served the Church and parish as a Deacon for 25 years.

The Summer Fayre

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Well it wasn’t that ‘summery’ but we had a great time anyway. People turned out in great numbers after the fayre had already been blessed with great support with the number of gifts, bottles and time given by parishioners and local businesses.

Memory Café

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Do you know someone with memory loss? The Heart of Tamworth in partnership with Home Instead are opening a Memory Café in St John’s Community Rooms on Tuesday, 2nd May 10.30am – 12.30pm.

A Catholic charity is reaching out to people of all persuasions, buoyed by a bumper donation from the Tamworth Co-operative Society and its shoppers.
Customers at the Co-op’s town centre supermarket have raised £1,630 for Heart of Tamworth by giving up the dividends earned on their purchases.

Easter Vigil

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Our Easter Vigil was blessed with the presence of Bishop David as well as the baptism of 3 children and 3 adults, as well as the Confirmation of 10 adults.

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memory cafeDo you know someone with memory loss? The Heart of Tamworth in partnership with Home Instead are running a Memory Café in St John’s Community Rooms on every Tuesday, 10.30am – 12.30pm. There is no need to book, just pop in.

bereavement support

With the support of Cruse and St Giles Hospice, as well as the generosity of a large number of volunteer parishioners (& others), we are providing a bereavement support service at Sacred Heart every Friday, 10 – 12am.

If you know of anyone who is grieving, please take them a leaflet from the porch and invite them to join us.

It is open to parishioners and non-parishioners alike.

Journey in Faith and Catechesis


The Parish of St John the Baptist (and Sacred Heart) Tamworth offers the opportunity for those who are enquiring about the Catholic faith to join other enquirers on a series of evenings called Journey in Faith.

The format of the evenings generally includes a topical presentation and an opportunity for some discussion. The Catholic Church provides for those inquiring about becoming a Catholic, in a special way and this is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

Every year we run the journey in faith to help people who are not Catholics to learn more about the faith, to experience it and discern whether they want to play a fuller part in the life of the Church. Do you want to be part of this or do you know someone else who might want to be. This will get under way in late September. If you want to know more then please speak to Frances, Kath or one of the clergy or email the office