Sunday Reflection

Christ’s Light

Christ’s Light

Jesus describes himself as the light coming into the world. We are called to share that light that gives full meaning to our lives. Through your generosity of time and money we are able to provide Christmas Hampers to bring cheer in to people’s lives, Christmas Day Dinner for those who otherwise would be spending Christmas day alone and shelter on a Sunday evening for the homeless.

Pope Francis links care for the poor and the light of Jesus: “Love for the poor has been the sign, the light that draws people to give glory to the Father.” We pray that we can continue to be God’s light to others.

Christmas Services

Christmas reconciliation
Wed 20th Dec 7.00 pm - Sacrament of Reconciliation
(at Sacred Heart with visiting priests will be present)

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday 23rd - St. John’s - 6.00 pm
Sunday 24th - Sacred Heart - 9.00 am
Sunday 24th - St. John’s - 10.30 am
No Midday Mass at Sacred Heart

Christmas masses

Christmas Eve
(Sunday 24th December)

Family Mass (Sacred Heart): 4.30 p.m.
Family Mass (Sacred Heart): 7.30 p.m.
Midnight Mass (St John’s): 12 Midnight

Christmas Day
(Monday 25th December)

Sacred Heart: 9.00 am
St. John’s: 10.30 am
No Midday Mass.

Because of it’s great success the Memory Café is moving! From Tuesday, 9th January 2018 it will relocate to a bigger room at Sacred Heart.

Tamworth Winter Night Shelter

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Tamworth Winter Night Shelter is up and running. We are hosting at St John’s on Sunday nights and have welcomed 5 guests and then four on our first two evenings.

Father Michael snowed under

Monday, 11 December 2017

After Masses last weekend Fr Michael discovered what it was really like to be snowed under as the children took advantage of weather conditions.

Youth band

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Our new youth band has just started up. Well done to Robert, Angel, Jessica and Freya for a great start. Everyone who heard you was inspired.

"Walk With Me" Booklets

Saturday, 02 December 2017

Walk With Me Booklets are now in Church. Advent starts today and these booklets can help guide us through a season of spiritual preparation for this great Christian celebration.

The Parish Apple Fest

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Parish Apple Fest was great fun. Thousands of apples came in and hundreds of pies, crumbles, toffee apples, cakes and sauces were made.

Latest newsletter

17th December 2017 - Newsletter

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