A very warm welcome to the virtual home of the Sacred Heart Parish Community in Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol. My name is Fr Colin Mason and it is my privilege to be the Parish Priest of this open and friendly parish of Catholics in the north of the city of Bristol. We are also now linked with St Antony's parish in Keinton Walk Henbury where some of our Masses take place. Please see details on our 'homepage'

Our parish building has been here for over 70 years and the community has been here for longer than that. Today we are a typical 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 6.00 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 9.15 Mass for their 'Little Church' and work in three different age groups of Pre-school, Infants and Juniors. Then at 11.15 we have an excellent choir with traditional organ leading the singing. So all in all there is something to meet most tastes.

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 (next to the Church) or the Union of Catholic Mothers having a speaker in to talk to their members. Thursday afternoon sees choir practice. Saturday morning is usually the time for our children in Yr 3 to come for their lessons to prepare for their 1st Confession and 1st Holy Communion. Add to this the bar in the Newman Hall, 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 virtual site, but make sure you physically come and see what we have to offer. Not simply a group of people who love to worship our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, but a people who live out their faith in the company of believers and non believers. 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