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


2nd Sunday of Advent 2013


 Second Sunday of Advent

December 8th 2013

 Prepare a way for the Lord

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.” These words of John the Baptist in this Sunday’s Mass are sometimes used to scare people. They are really another way of saying waken up and see the wonder and beauty all around you. The main way to repent is to stop taking so much for granted and begin again to have a sense of wonder in all the goodness that is in your life. A sure sign of repentance is joy. The first place to look for this is in your home and among your family. Count your blessings here and begin seeing how much you are receiving from those you love rather than all you think you are giving. This will be a wonderful preparation for the joy of Christmas. Secondly look at the community of faith you belong to and acknowledge all the gifts and graces you receive there. And give thanks.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.



Morning Prayer together:

God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome.

Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy

so that we may share his wisdom

and become one with him when he comes in glory,

for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit

one God for ever and ever.  Amen.


During the day, when apart.

Lord, we are nothing without you.

As you sustain us with your mercy,

receive our prayers and offerings

and draw us closer to each other in love day by day.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord.  Amen


Evening/Night Prayer together.

Father, you give us a share in your life

through our love for one another in our marriage.

Teach us to live by your wisdom and to love the things of heaven

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Questions for Action for the week.

For your marriage: In what ways will you surprise your wife/husband in your love this week as a lead up to Christmas?

For others: How will you bring hope to others in the lead up to Christmas?