A very warm welcome to the Sacred Heart parish, Westbury-on-Trym, and St Antony's, Henbury, in Bristol. My name is Fr Colin Mason and it is my privilege to be the Parish Priest of these two parishes in the north-west of the city of Bristol, England. We are part of the Catholic Diocese of Clifton. Our Masses take place at both our churches. Please see details on our 'homepage'.

The Sacred Heart church building has been here for 80 years and the community has been here for longer than that. Today we are a typical Catholic parish in that we have a mix of ages, backgrounds, and nationalities that reflects the makeup of our city and this area.

We have a relatively quiet Mass on a Saturday evening at 6pm with just a few hymns and this is at St Antony's. On a Sunday morning we have a lively group of young children who go out at the 9.15am Mass for their 'Little Church' (children's liturgy) and work in three different age groups of Pre-school, Infants and Juniors. Then at 11.15am we have a small choir with traditional organ leading the singing.  

During the week you will usually find something going on either in the form of Mother & Toddlers on a Wednesday morning in the Newman Hall (behind the church) or the Union of Catholic Mothers having a speaker in to talk to their members. There is also a weekly lunch club. During the week we have a number of groups meeting in the parish rooms: a Scripture group, an RCIA group (for those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and the Church), and a Bible Study group.  Saturday morning is usually the time for our children in school Year 3 to come for their lessons to prepare for their First Confession and First Holy Communion. On Sunday afternoons our parish youth group meets during term time. Add to this, the bar in the Newman Hall, and the large stage in the Newman Hall, and you have a venue where a great variety of things take place almost every night of the week.

So welcome to the Sacred Heart. Visit the rest of our website, but make sure you physically come and see what we have to offer at our two churches. Not simply a group of people who love to worship and follow the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, but a people who live out their faith in discipleship, in the community of the Church and in our city. So come and meet us, come and join us; you are sure of a warm welcome from the Sacred Heart.

 

Fr Colin Mason, Parish Priest
Sacred Heart Westbury on Trym & St Antony's Henbury