Welcome

We are a Catholic church community in the heart of Bushey. Whether you are working, studying or living in Bushey we look forward to welcoming you in person to Sacred Heart and St John the Evangelist RC Church.

Our postal address is Presbytery, London Road, Bushey, Watford, Herts WD23 1BA. We are a ten minute walk up Chalk Hill from Oxhey mainline station.

You can contact us by phone on 020 8950 2077.

Our email address is busheyandoxhey@rcdow.org.uk.

Parish Centre / Hall Hire – People wishing to book the Parish Centre should phone 07925 979414 or Email : busheyandoxhey@rcdow.org.uk . The Parish Centre telephone number has an answerphone. For further details see the “about tab”.

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NEW PARISH MASS TIMETABLE

Please find the new timetable for Parish Services under Mass Times / Parish Mass Times (see the latest Newsletter for any changes)

We will still need to record your attendance so to reserve your place for weekend Masses

Please book on our new on line booking system under News and Events / Events on the top menu or phone the office on 020 8950 2077 if you don’t have access to the internet. You do not have to book for weekday Mass but you will still need to record your attendance as you come in, in writing or using the QR code in the porch.

Website Alerts – please sign up for the e-Alerts using the Tab at the bottom of this page and we will send a message when there is an update on Mass bookings and the newsletter has been updated.       

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022 – see the latest information and forms under Parish Life / Sacramental Preparation / First Communion

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2022 – see the latest information and forms under Parish Life / Sacramental Preparation / Confirmation

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SACRED HEART SCHOOL – Admissions Information

Deadline to apply for a school place for September 2022 is 15 January 2022 ( sees link below for more information) Fr Jim is signing the Certificate of Catholic Practice after all Masses.

Sacred Heart School Reception 2022- Admissions Information 

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30th SEPTEMBER UPDATE from Fr Jim and the Finance Committee – ATTENDING MASSES

At a recent meeting we discussed Covid restrictions and agreed to move cautiously back towards normality, following Government guidelines and in line with most other parishes.

To book your place at a weekend Mass please use the online booking system or telephone the parish office in order for us to fulfil our obligation to Track and Trace. The number of places available at each Mass will be increased to 150 which still allows for appropriate social distancing.

We ask that you continue to use face coverings and maintain social distancing of 1 metre. However, this weekend you will find one side of the church free from bunting so that all benches are available; the other side will remain restricted to every other bench, for now.

The collection baskets will return but rather than being passed along the benches they will be available for you to deposit your envelopes or cash as you leave the church.

The toilet at the back of the church will be reopened.

Wipes and cleanser will be available on the benches, and everyone will be asked to cleanse their area of the bench before leaving church.

Our aim is to welcome you back to Mass and to the Sacraments while keeping each other safe.

The Sacrament of reconciliation, using the Confessional, will be available Saturdays or at call, as before.
We will be continuing to maintain all safety measures, cleansing and attendance details as required and we pray for a safe and happy return to parish life.

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ADVENT LETTER FROM CARDINAL NICHOLS – A letter for Advent

DIOCESE OF WESTMINSTER – The current position and role of our churches in this phase of the pandemic: –    Role of Churches in this phase of the Pandemic 

WESTMINSTER SYNODAL PATHWAY. – Please read the Cardinals Special Pastoral letter. Each Parish must submit the name of a volunteer to organize this in the Parish. If you would like to be that volunteer, please contact Fr Jim. – Pastoral Letter – Synodal pathway

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SACRED HEART LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES

The Parish is now streaming masses online. These are on a Sunday at 8.30am and at 10.30am. and Wednesday at 09.15am. Click HERE for the YouTube link.

Please be aware that anyone attending these services may be visible on the stream. If you  have any feedback please send it to Fr Jim using the Parish email address: busheyandoxhey@rcdow.org.uk

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Other ways of Following Mass – If you have a radio you can hear Mass daily on longwave 252.

MASS ONLINE – for links to MASS being streamed online please see the following document: Mass streaming and useful websites

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CARDINAL’S LENTEN APPEAL 2021 –   

https://rcdow.org.uk/donate/cardinals-appeal/

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JOB VACANCIES WITH THE DIOCESE of WESTMINSTER. If you or your friends and family are looking for a new opportunity please visit the website https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk/

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Protecting Your Privacy / Diocese of Westminster Privacy Statement – For more information please read our full privacy policy at   https://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/privacy-policy/

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