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


32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


November 10th 2013

Our Source of Hope

Jesus said: “He is God, not of the dead, but of the living for to him all are in fact alive.” One of the really beautiful aspects of our faith is our knowledge that our loved ones who have died are alive with God and that we are in communion with them. We celebrate this during the month of November in special ways. The statement from Christ is a very powerful revelation of this faith. However this statement is also a very powerful call to us today to come alive in our faith. So much of Christian life can be spiritless where we are doing our duty to God and to one another rather than an enthusiastic response to the extraordinary love that God has for us and that he shows to us every day. We need to practice eternal life now by entering into our lives with joy and gladness in our homes and in our parish community. Otherwise we are living a denial of what Christ says: “He is God, not of the dead, but of the living.”

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

God of power and mercy,

protect us from all harm.

Give us freedom of spirit and health in mind and body

to do your work on earth.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

God of mercy,

accept the gift of our marriage

as a statement to the world of our faith in you.

Help us to follow Christ more fully

and to grow in our love for one another.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, we thank you for the nourishment of your Holy Spirit.

Pour out your Spirit on our marriage

and keep us single-minded in your service.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How could you make your sexual loving more life-giving for your wife/husband this week?

 For others: To whom could you bring hope and joy this week?