About the Parish

We, the people of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, responding to our baptismal call, accept with humility our role as disciples of Jesus Christ by following his commandments. We are called to love, serve, know and worship the Lord and love one another as Christ loves us.

We seek to imitate the mercy and justice of Christ by humbly sharing with those in need our family, our neighbourhood, our community, our world.

We strive to be committed, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to keeping our Christian faith alive, to fulfil Christ’s instructions through Word and Eucharist.

Parish Membership

We welcome all new families moving into our parish. Please register as soon as possible. Registration forms may be obtained from the office. To be eligible for admission to our Catechetical Programmes, reception of the Sacraments, an individual must be a registered participating member of this parish, known to the priest, attending the sacraments and supporting the ministries of the church.

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Parish History

In 2004 we celebrated 150 years since the foundation of our Catholic mission in Holloway, thanks to canon Frederick Oakeley, the Rector of St John the Evangelist Church in Duncan Terrace. Until 1854, St John’s was our nearest church but because of the rapidly growing population of Islington it had become full to overflowing. Canon Oakley opened the first mission chapel in Holloway in December 1854 at 5 Albany Place, just off Hornsey Road.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) is one of the most widely practised and well-known devotions. It takes Jesus’ physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity. The devotion especially emphasises the unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity.

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Parish School

Sacred Heart is a very busy and friendly school with 370 pupils from the ages of 3 to 11 – we are proud of each and every one of them. We are also very proud to be a successful school that promotes and entwines traditional values with transformational education.Our ultimate aim is to prepare your child as a good citizen for a rapidly changing world.

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