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


29th Sunday of the Year

October 20th 2013

 The Power of Prayer

‘Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never to lose heart. There are so many things that knock the heart out of us today. In the Church there are all the sex abuse scandals; in society there are the financial scandals of politicians and business people; in family life there is a major breakdown; in parishes there are so many people who have given up. And on and on it goes.  And yet we have a power that can bring us through all of it – the power of prayer. Prayer should not be an escape from the serious things that are all around us. We have to face up to all of them. But prayer is a reminder that we don’t have to face up to them on our own but with the presence and help of God. The two places where this prayer is most urgent is in our homes so that our family life can grow, and in our parish so that we can become the people God wants, a people committed to his way for our world.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

Almighty and ever-living God, our source of power and inspiration,

give us strength  and joy in serving you as followers of Christ.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord God, may the gift of our love for each other

bring us your love and forgiveness

and give us freedom to serve you with our lives.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Loving Father, may your Holy Spirit

help us to remain faithful to you and to each other

and teach us the way of eternal life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: In what ways could you listen more fully to the needs of your wife/husband this week?


For others: How could you make special time for prayer, personally and as a family, each day this week?