Tunstall Sacred Heart Gillian Mellor

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent was opened in 1930 by Archbishop Downey of Liverpool, who described the building as ‘a miracle of beauty’.

Tunstall, Staffordshire

Opening times

Visitors can be accommodated by contacting the Parish Administrator on 01782 838357.


Queens Avenue

The church's interior is Romanesque and includes items bought abroad by Fr Ryan. The body of the church consists of three bays, each covered by a dome. There are a series of chapels with rich altars, one has a particularly striking nearly life size Pietà.

In addition, the font and pulpit in Derbyshire stone, are notable features. Much of the stained glass and woodcarving was created by young parishioners under the guidance of Gordon Forsyth, Director of the Burslem School of Art. The church was built on a raft foundation to avoid the danger of subsidence. The church was reordered in 1974.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Famous connections

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Roman Catholic Church

  • Community Grant, £10,000, 2018

  • Our Community Grants helped churches to install essential facilities such as toilets and kitchens.

  • Repair Grant, £10,000, 2016

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

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