Sacred Heart Church Wimbledon

Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ
Fr Gerard Mitchell SJ returns to the former Jesuit Church of the Sacred Heart in Wimbledon, where he served as parish priest 1999-2010, to take part in a panel discussion on the theme of the Common Good.At a time when the nation appears to be increasingly divided and the political discourse is in disarray, the need for ordinary people to step up and work together is more important than ever. The main speaker will be Neil Jameson CBE, founder and emeritus director of Citizens UK. ...
Members of the new community
The Jesuits are supporting a group of young Catholics to create a new community in the former international Jesuit students’ residence in Wimbledon.With the closure of Heythrop College in October 2018, the community houses in London which supported Jesuit scholastics from round the world are being re-purposed as the province considers and plans for a new and different future ministry in the intellectual apostolate.Two former participants in what is now called the ‘Faith and Politics Internship...
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I was instantly attracted to the week of guided prayer advertised in the parish newsletter because of its description and emphasis on ‘daily life’.  Having recently become a mother for the first time, my life and its daily rhythm have changed dramatically. During the first months of my daughter’s life, she rarely allowed me to put her down at all, let alone maintain my previous routine of quiet prayer and reflection. Amongst all the preparation for our new baby, my...
Sacred Heart Edge Hill, Credit Michael Button via Flickr
An expert team of spiritual directors is landing in Wimbledon in two weeks to deliver a week of guided prayer or “retreat in daily life” to the community of Sacred Heart parish and Wimbledon College.  Also joining the retreat will be staff from Jesuit Missions and students from Heythrop College.The Jesuits founded Sacred Heart parish in 1887 and Wimbledon College in 1892.  Although they left the parish in 2012, there remain three Jesuit houses on Edge Hill, one of which is...
Jive Aces
The Jive Aces will be playing live in Wimbledonat the Sacred Heart Church upper hall.Entry is FREE but donations are asked for Jesuit Refugee Service UK.There will be a licenced bar.Give online  via JustGiving.com or text JRSS47 £10 to 70070Please email Paul Ginty with your name in order to be placed on the reservation list.Jesuit Refugee Service provide practical assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
Archbishop Peter Smith with Fr Dermot Preston and deacons
On Saturday 6th February, six Jesuits were ordained deacons at Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon. The six men, who are all studying at Heythrop College in London, are:Wouter Blesgraff from the Netherlands; Naveen Xavier Buchupalli from Andhra Province (south east India); Robert Deinhammer from Austria;  Markus Dreher from Germany; Kundong Benedict Kim from Korea; and Anup Ranja Minj from Nepal.The principal celebrant was Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark.Many of the men’s families had...