Catholic Parish of 

the Sacred Heart

St Ives

Twinned with the Parish of Our Lady Mother

of Sorrows, Aboud, Palestine

Fr Thomas J  Walton (Parish Priest)


28th June 2020



The church will be open for private prayer until Tuesday 30th June from 10.30am to 12 noon.

From Wednesday 1st July the church will be closed for the new regulations to be put in place and the new social distance requirements arranged so that we can

open on Saturday 4th July at 5pm for Mass.

No confessions beforehand. Sunday Mass at 11am will take place but there will be NO 8am Mass as the whole church, annexe and hall need to be cleaned after each Mass.

There will be one Mass each day except Monday 6th July. The Conference of Bishops for England and Wales suggest that you attend one Mass on any day of the week as the Sunday Mass obligation is still suspended.

You will enter by the front door of the church, use the hand sanitiser and put on a mask as instructed by the stewards. Please be aware if the capacity is all taken up you will not be admitted. There will be no hymns or use of Mass books.  You must leave by the hall door exit and sanitise your hands on leaving.

There may be an update of requirements which you will find on our parish website during the week.          Thank you for your cooperation.

Mass for the Sick and their Families,

“2nd July   Archbishop John Wilson   Southwark Cathedral

9th July  Bishop Tom Williams  Liverpool Cathedral

By visiting the Cathedral webpage, or the Bishops’ Conference Webpage ( links for the live-streaming of these Masses can be found.


The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has produced a very useful searchable guide to Masses across the whole county, including East Anglia. It’s easy to search just using your postcode or by selecting a diocese. Narrow down your search results by selecting the Mass Type (Daily, Vigil or Sunday) and you can select from the available languages.

 Live Catholic Mass Directory

A number of Catholic radio stations are broadcasting Masses and prayers, music and messages of encouragement available in East Anglia

Parish Office        Telephone             01480 462192

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I would like parishioners to know that every morning a candle is lit and  a prayer to Our Lady is said for you all and  an intention at every Mass is said for you.

Keep calm

                                         Keep safe and pray

                                               Fr Thomas