Parish Groups

Joint Churches Parish Council

Sacred Heart/St Theresa’s Parish Council Members. If you feel you have ideas or something to offer, please come and join us. Everyone is welcome. 

Care Group

St Theresa’s, Birstall/Sacred Heart, Rothley The essence of the Care Group can be summed up in the prayer of St Teresa of Avila. Here is a short extract from it. “Yours are the eyes with which He looks compassion on this world.” We are a small group of parishioners who try to support the work READ MORE

Parish Social Group

Parish Social Group- This group organises various social and fund raising events throughout the year including the Summer Fete, Christmas Bazaar, Fish and Chip Supper, and Games night. The events take place in either the Fr. Keating Hall at Sacred Heart or the Social area at St. Theresa’s bringing people together from both Churches. These READ MORE

Prayer Group

The Prayer Group meets at Sacred Heart on the first Monday of the month at 7.00 pm and for a few months now we’ve been following the structure of  LECTIO DIVINA, that is, reading a passage of Scripture (often the Gospel of the  Sunday Mass) and reflecting on it. This leads to prayerful discussion and ideas of how to READ MORE

Monday Club – for the over 60’s

The club was initiated by the late Fr Joe Mullen in the early 1980’s in the first St Theresa’s church on Wanlip Lane as a community group, which is open to members of all faiths, or none. The group meets each week on a Monday afternoon  between 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm  except for bank READ MORE


There is an ancient proverb that says ‘ One who sings well prays twice’. Our church choir is a growing enthusiastic group of people who just love to sing.  We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 in St. Theresa’s Church Hall (We don’t meet the first Tuesday of every month as the hall is already in use).  We sing a READ MORE

Tuesday Ladies

Tuesday Ladies is a group of ladies who meet the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Hall, from 7 to 9 pm. We have a varied programme of activities, have speakers, cheese and wine evenings, fish and chip suppers. mini auctions etc. The group is open to anyone who would like to come READ MORE

St Theresa’s Social Group

The Social Group organises day trips and holidays, departing and returning to St Theresa’s car park. The group has been going strong for over 30 years . It is open to everyone . A new list of trips is printed at the beginning of each year.  For more information see Daphne Stephenson or Fr Saji.

Knit and Knatter

The Knit and Knatter Group at Sacred Heart meets on Wednesdays at 2pm  until 3.30 pm.  Over the past year members of the group have produced a variety of knitted goods as well as hand-sewn decorations and gifts for Christmas. As well as helping to provide funds for the parish it brings people together socially for a cuppa and READ MORE

Youth Group

St Theresa’s Youth Group was founded in 1983 under the watch of Fr. Joe Mullen. During the early years the group was made up of mainly teenagers aged 15 plus. As a member myself we would meet in a room at the Poplars residential home in Mountsorrel. The room was kindly given to us by READ MORE