Welcome to the Catholic Church in Biddulph, Goldenhill, Kidsgrove and Packmoor

Welcome to the website of our parish partnership. Our partnership includes three parishes, four churches, three schools, and covers quite a wide area. If you want to know what is happening at the moment in our parishes, have a look at this week’s bulletin, or look at the events that are coming up. If you want to know how to make contact with us or want to know how to arrange a baptism, wedding or funeral then you’ll find information on the relevant pages. If you are a parishioner, please let us know what information you would like to see on our pages. If you are a visitor, please leave us feedback, and please come and visit us in person soon.


Church Road, Biddulph
Staffordshire, ST8 6JG
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 9:00am


High Street, Goldenhill
Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5RD
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 11:00am


The Avenue, Kidsgrove
Staffordshire, ST7 1AE
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Saturday 6:30pm


Mellor Street, Packmoor
Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4SN
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 6:30pm


26th Sunday in Ordinary Time


 September 29th 2013

 A Witness for the Truth

“If they will not listen to either Moses or the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.” These words of Jesus were spoken to the Pharisees who were very good living people but who were missing the point. They are also for us today as we so often miss the point of our faith too. The core of our Christian faith is that Jesus has risen from the dead and is living among us. This knowledge should give us great energy for living, great reverence for every person, great joy and freedom. Instead we make the living out of our faith a duty, a task, a burden, a lot of the time. We do the same in our intimate relationships of marriage and family life.  It is time to catch the spirit of Jesus and let our love shine out to the world we live in and to the parish we are part of.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

Father, you show your almighty power

in your mercy and forgiveness.

Continue to fill us with your gifts of love.

Help us to hurry towards the eternal life you promise

and come to share in the joys of your kingdom.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

God of mercy, accept the gift of our married love.

Help us to grow in our love every day

and make it a source of blessing

for us and all whom we meet.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, may our efforts at daily loving,

in which we proclaim the

death and resurrection of Christ bring us salvation

and make us one with him in glory.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.



Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage:  What are 3 of your wife/husband’s best qualities at present? How could you tell her/him this week?


For others:  Choose one person who is close to you in your life.  How will you affirm the goodness of that person this week?