Saint Martha


John 11:19-27

‘I am the resurrection and the life.

If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live,

and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Do you believe this?’

‘Yes, Lord,’ she said

‘I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to come into this world.’


We are very sad to announce that Margaret Mary,
the Mother of Father Martin
and his eight siblings,
passed very peacefully on to the Father’s House on the morning of
Friday 23rd July 2021
one month short of her
‘One Hundred Birthday’.
We thank the Lord for her long and happy life, and kindly request your prayers for her to rest with all her dearly departed in the arms of the Almighty.

Condolences to Noelle, her siblings Colm, Joanna, Patrick (jnr) and their father Patrick on death of his wife,
Mrs. Helen McNelis RIP
who passed away on Thursday 15th July unexpectedly at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements will procede in Luton (Bedfordshire)

Mrs. Teresa Janet Pinsent RIP.

Born 3rd April 1943
Died 3rd July 2021

Next Live-Streamed Service

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 1st August

11:30 a.m.


Baby Loss Awareness

To remember bereaved parents, their families and friends

To commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

Our altar is dedicated to baby loss awareness remembering bereaved parents, their families and friends, to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

Candles are available at the altar:

"Lighting a candle is a prayer

When we are gone it stays alight,

Kindling in the hearts and minds of others

The prayer we have already offered,

For those who have died,

For ourselves,

And for those who are grieving.


Having been in contact with  a number of organisations you will find lots of material on the altar in the form of leaflets and contact information to signpost you, and it highlights bereavement support and services available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage. 



Miscarriage is the most common kind of pregnancy loss, affecting around one in four pregnancies.


SANDS (Stillborn and Neonatal Death)  (

SANDS supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.

Inspirational Words from the Community

(Who knows how the breath comes to a mothers womb)
Ecclesiastes 11: 5

By Harvey Martin

Read the latest News

about the Church in the "Catholic Universe"

Pope Francis' Latest Social ENcyclical Letter

Updates on life at the Sacred Heart Church



the catenian  association

The Catenians are an association of Catholic laymen who are committed to their Faith, their families, to those in need and to each other. Their primary purpose is to establish a network of friends, which enhances their family life,

strengthens their Faith and sustains them in difficult times.

They support each other, the Catholic Church, young people

and those in need. 

Their friendships are developed through meeting together

locally once a month and enjoying a varied programme

of social events together with their families and the

widows of Members.


Denver Dias

Local Contacts 

Tel: 01344 845323 

David Arundale

Tel: 01344 628666 

The Local Circle is Ascot & Sunningdale and meets on the

first Monday of the month at the Berystede Hotel, Ascot.

Under Coronavirus restrictions, the meetings are suspended, and are being held via Zoom.

Recently Departed

Mr. Adrian David Thomas

Born 6th March 1937
Died 11th June 2021

Mrs Phyllis Sexton RIP

Born 2nd September 1939
Died 12th June 2021

Mrs Patricia Mary Conroy RIP

Born 31st May 1938
Died 17th June 2021

Mr Jamie McCaul RIP

Born 28th May 1932
Died 3th March 2021

Mr Michael Schwar RIP

Born 18th June 1939
Died 4th January 2021

Thomas Patrick Salmon

Born 7th January 1926
Died 26th December 2020

Mr Tony Mercer RIP

Born 4th March 1958
Died 7th February 2021

Ronald McEwan Alexander RIP

Died 23rd December 2020

Fr John Martin Troy RIP

Sharon Moncur RIP

Born 27th February 1937
Died 20th November 2020
Born 13th February 194
Died 7th November 2020

Mr. Patrick Dolan RIP

Died 19th June 2020

Fr. Anthony Wolstenholme RIP

Born 18th March 1924

Died 2nd May 2020

Ketty Lennan RIP

Born 9th January 1934
Died 28th April 2020

Elizabeth Reynolds RIP

Died 13th April 2020

Elvira Viaje Bucu RIP

Born 1970

Died 3rd April 2020

José Manuel Pardo-Seijas RIP

Born 22nd July 1936

Died 24th March 2020

Orange Blossom

The Church of the Sacred Heart is served by  the Verona Fathers (Comboni Missionaries) within the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. Our Church offers the liturgical, sacramental and  pastoral services that a Catholic might expect.

There is a Pastoral Team responsible for the organization of all the aspects of the Church in different ministries. 

We are fortunate enough to be able to provide good parking facilities; a hall and kitchen which are available for church-related activities; meeting rooms; toilets; access for the disabled; and a loop system for those with hearing difficulties.

The main house is home to a Community of Verona Fathers, one of whom, Fr. Julio  Ocaña, is charged with the pastoral care of all who attend Church here.