First Holy Communion


In our parish, First Holy Communion is received when the child is at least seven years old and, according to the mind of the Church, can distinguish between ordinary bread and Eucharistic Bread, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord. In practice, this means when the child is in Year 3 or after.

Children from non-Latin Catholic rites such as the Ukrainian, Syro-Malabar or Syro-Malankara usually received their first Communion and Confirmation when they were baptised. Parents may feel, however, that their children would benefit from attending this course and beginning to receive Communion regularly from this point.

Communions 2018/9

Registrations are now being taken for this year’s course.

Please return the form in an envelope to the Parish Office together with a copy of your child’s Baptism certificate (if Baptism not made at the Sacred Heart), if applicable a copy of the Parish Registration Form (available on the Parish website or in the porch) and the registration fee of £35 (cheques made payable to Sacred Heart Parish) by 12 noon Friday 11th January 2019. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

We look forward to meeting you at the Parents meeting on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 7pm in the Old Hall.

FHC registration form 2019.pdf

If you have not yet registered your family with the parish, please also fill in a

Parish Registration Form.pdf

All administration is carried out by Mrs Dominique Sturgess: