Sacred Heart Oxford


Welcome to the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Oxford

Sacred Heart Church in Blackbird Leys, Oxford is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We hope that you will find our website useful and enjoy searching through the various aspects of life in the parish. Here you will be able to check our weekly newsletter, news and forthcoming parish events, read about how to go about with Sacramental preparation and find out Mass times and other services.

Whatever your reason for visiting us we pray that God will bless your search and grant you many blessings

The Oxford Corpus Christi procession returns this year on Sunday, 19th June. It will start from the Oratory at 2:30 pm and end with Benediction and refreshments at the University Chaplaincy. 

Liturgical Notes:

  1. This Thursday is the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist.  It has been transferred from Friday to make way for …
  2. The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart: this Friday is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It’s a beautiful feast day celebrating the love of Jesus.  It is our patronal feast day here in Sacred Heart parish in Blackbird Leys and there will be Mass here at 9.15 in the morning.  Mass at Our Lady’s will be at 7.00 pm.
  3. Advance Notice: The Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul (Wednesday, 29th June) is a Holyday of Obligation, and we are required to take part in the Mass if we can.  There will be Mass at Our Lady’s at 9.15 that morning, and we shall have Mass in the evening at 7.00 here at Sacred Heart. 

‘Rome At Home’: World Meeting Of Families 2022: The World Meeting of Families (WMOF) takes place in Rome this week, 22nd–26th June. The theme is Family Love: a vocation and a path to Holiness. Further information is available on the Diocesan website.

Today is the “Day for Life”.  Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent” (Psalm 71:9).  ‘Day for Life’ is the day set aside to celebrate life from conception to natural death. This year the focus is on caring for and valuing the elderly. There will be a second collection to support organisations which work to promote the protection of life as well as practical projects such as Rachel’s Vineyard, and homes run for pregnant mothers by Life. For more or to make a donation, go to: https:/ /

On Friday the Syro-Malabar community will celebrate Mass at 7.00 pm and then have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until mid-night.  All welcome to join.

March For Life UK. This year marks the sad milestone of 10 million abortions in the UK since the 1967 Abortion Act. The annual March for Life will be held in London on Saturday, 3rd September. For information go to:

Welcome to Sacred Heart Church.

May God bless you and all those whom you love.

Fr. Harry

For more details please see the Newsletter for the week.