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Sacred Heart Goudhurst

St Barnabas Hawkhurst

All Saints Horsmonden

Father Vic McClean
The Presbytery, Beresford Road, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1DN
01580 211268  
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Welcome to our website. Our parish is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, and serves a widespread rural community in the Weald of Kent and neighbouring parts of East Sussex. We have strong relationships with other Christian communities in our area. If you are visiting this beautiful area we hope you will join us for Mass at one of our churches.




•    Sunday 13th April  Palm Sunday The Passion of Our Lord
     Mass and the Blessing of Palms
     5.30pm on Saturday 12th April Sacred Heart Church, Beresford Rd, Goudhurst
     8.30am St Barnabas Church, High Street, Hawkhurst
    10.30am at the Sacred Heart Church, Goudhurst, Hawkhurst

•    Wednesday 16th April at 8.00pm Service of Reconciliation,
     Sacred Heart Church, Beresford Road, Goudhurst.
     Father McClean and other priests will be available to hear confessions.

•    Maundy Thursday 17th April - 8.00p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
     Sacred Heart Church, Goudhurst
     Followed by Adoration of the Holy Eucharist watching until midnight

•    Good Friday 18th April 3.00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion -
     Sacred Heart Church, Goudhurst.  Adoration of the Cross and Communion

•    Holy Saturday 19th April at 8.00pm - The Easter Vigil Service.
     Ecumenical Service at St Mary’s Church, Goudhurst.
     (No 5.30pm mass at the Sacred Heart Church)

•    Easter Sunday 20th April  
     8.30am Mass at St Barnabas Church, High Street, Hawkhurst
     10.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Beresford Rd, Goudhurst


Ash Wednesday 5th March Mass and Blessing of the Ashes
 9.30am mass at the Sacred Heart Church Goudhurst.
11.00am mass at St Barnabas Church, Hawkhurst.
8.00pm Ecumenical service at the Sacred Heart Church, Goudhurst, with St Mary’s Church.

Stations of the Cross:
Fridays at 9.30am at St Barnabas Church, Hawkhurst before the 10.00am mass;
Saturday: at 5.00pm, the Sacred Heart Church, Goudhurst before 5.30pm mass.

Lent Lunches: from Saturday 8th March, in St Mary’s Church Goudhurst each Saturday from 12.30 to 2.00pm followed by prayer and reflection.

Lent Lunches: from Friday 14th March 12.00 to 1.30pm in All Saints Lodge, Rye Rd, Hawkhurst opposite the Colonnade Shops. All donations to Water Aid and Christian Aid.

TWO LENT GROUPS:     “This is our Story”

The Friday daytime group in St Mary’s Church Children’s Chapel, from 1.30 to 3.00pm

starting on Friday 7th March.

The Wednesday evening group at Russetts, North Rd, Goudhurst from 7.30 to 9.00pm

starting on 12th March.  For more details contact Father Vic McClean (01580-211268). 

gkchurch We've just added a new link - to the excellent Goudhurst and Kilndown Anglican Churches website
child liturgy Children's Liturgy takes place at the 10.30am Mass

We need at least three more helpers to keep these classes going on a weekly basis!
We welcome as helpers all parents, grandparents or other members of the parish. Speak to Fr Vic or contact Elizabeth Watcham - see newsletter.
foodbank Don't forget the Food Bank collection point at the Sacred Heart Church, Goudhurst! Food is distributed by St Augustine's, Tunbridge Wells, to those recommended by local GPs and Social Services. Suggested non-perishable items for donation: tinned food either savoury or sweet, pasta, packets, soups, jams, cereal, long life milk, squash. If you got one free, why not donate it??
hospice Did you know that Hospice in the Weald can raise funds from your spare foreign coins and old sterling coins? (We can take them to the Hospice for you.)
gift aid Our Gift Aid refund for 2011/12 was 5091! Thanks to all those who are able to help the parish in this way!
Site last updated Thursday 10 April 2014