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



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

Mass: Saturday 5:30pm


27th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Sunday October 6th 2013

The Gift of Faith

Jesus said to his disciples: “When you have done all that you have been told to do, say, ‘we are merely servants; we have done no more than our duty’. One of the most disturbing features of parish life today is the number of people who reduce the practice of their faith to the barest minimum and mostly without any joy. Many people are the same way about marriage and family life where the whole thing becomes a burden for them. We have a wonderful God who loves us with a passionate love. We have unbelievable gifts from God especially in the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation through which we share in the intimate life of God. We are temples of God’s Holy Spirit, with all the power of God’s love to transform our world. It seems such a shame to ruin it all with the mentality ‘do I have to do this?’ instead of freely taking our full part in building God’s Kingdom.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

Father, your love for us

surpasses all our hopes and desires.

Forgive our failings; keep us in your peace

and lead us in the way of salvation.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Father, receive the gift of our love for one another.

May our obedient service

bring us to the fullness of your redemption.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Almighty God, let your Holy Spirit

fill us with your life.

May the love of Christ touch our lives and lead us to you.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.



Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage:  What is one of the best gifts of life your wife/husband has brought to you in marriage?  How will you acknowledge that this week?

 For others:  How could you grow in some aspect of your faith this week?