Open For Private Prayer

Last updated: 06/07/2020

Visiting Sacred Heart Church for Private Prayer.

From Sunday 28th June we will be opening the church building for private prayer.

In the interests of safety, we ask everyone to follow the guidelines below:

  • Entrance to the church will be through the Main door. This will be clearly marked.
  • Wearing a facemask is recommended. (Your nose & mouth should be securely covered).
  • Once inside the church you must use the Hand Sanitizer provided.
  • A steward will lead you to the next available seating position for you to spend some time in private prayer. (We kindly ask that you do not use the kneeler).
  • Please follow the one-way system which is clearly marked.
  • After your time of prayer, the stewards will lead you to the exit which is the Left-hand main door of the church. (as you leave)
  • Before leaving the church building you must once again use the Hand sanitizer.
  • Once you have left the church building please maintain social distancing.

Other points to note:

  • To maintain 2 Metre Social distancing the number of people in the church is limited to 16. This may increase slightly if members of the same household sit together.
  • There is no need to book to come to the church for prayer, however, please be prepared to queue outside to make sure all safety precautions are carried out as people enter the church.
  • At all times there must be a safe 2 metre distance between people from different households. Both inside the church and whilst waiting outside.
  • Please note that you may be asked to remain in your seat until you can safely exit.
  • The toilets will closed (except in a real emergency). Anyone using the toilet will be required to make sure it is thoroughly sanitised after use.

The church will only be open during the following times:

Sunday 10 - 11 am
Saturday 11 -12 noon.

Further times may be announced. See the website

Remember! If you have any symptoms of Covid -19 such as a high temperature, a persistent cough, loss of taste or smell or if you have been told to shield by your GP then you must not come to the church.

Thank you for your patience and consideration of everyone’s safety.

We will look forward to welcoming you home!

General Inquiries

For all general inquiries, please email

Church Address

Sacred Heart Church
Witton Road
Aston, Birmingham
West Midlands, B6 6EG

Fr Stephen's Address

St Josephs
Thimblemill Lane
Nechells, Birmingham
West Midlands, B7 5HT

Get in Touch

Phone: 0121 327 0235