Fr Mark White CP draws on Deacon James Foley’s parish history research to reveal the beginnings of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Herne Bay’s Catholic parish.Read More
What is Platea?
Over fifty years ago, the parish’s guild of St Francis de Sales published ‘Platea’, a parish magazine to 'inform and educate' the parish. In 2016, the decision was made to resurrect 'Platea' to highlight the parish and events about to take place; to educate parishioners on things of Catholic and local interest; to encourage greater engagement with Scripture and the Catholic Faith; and to celebrate the work and worship of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Herne Bay. Various articles from the magazine will appear on this page, including some that didn't make the final print edition.
Copies are hand-delivered to every address on the parish lists. If you don't get a copy but should, please get in touch. Further copies will be available from the parish repository or from the parish office.
Next edition: Summer 2019
On Friday 24 February 2017 a service of dedication to La Sainte Union Convent School (1897 – 1997) and the blessing of a brand new mosaic and plaque took place at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Thanks to Cloe Maple for the article.Read More
Nativity scenes are a familiar sight in our churches and homes at Christmas time, though few realise this tradition’s connection with one of our most popular saints. Annette Ballard explains.Read More