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


Baptism of the Lord


Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

Sunday January 12th 2014

 Christ, the beloved of God

A voice spoke from heaven, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him’. That is the very heart of our Christian faith. Christ is the Son of God. The practice of our faith is about living with that conviction and living it enthusiastically. In believing that Christ is the Son of God we are acknowledging that he is the one who can teach us what God is like. And he teaches us that God adores us, the way a parent adores her/his newborn child. We need to let ourselves go to that wonderful love in prayer and in joy. Christ is also the one who teaches us human life. He tells us very clearly that the only way to live is to love as he has loved us. This is particularly true in the intimate relationships of marriage and family life. It is also true in how we build our community of faith. We are a very privileged people.


Morning Prayer, when together

Almighty, eternal God, when the Spirit descended

upon Jesus at his baptism in the Jordan,

you revealed him as your own beloved Son.

Keep us your children born of water and the Holy Spirit

faithful to our calling.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord, we celebrate the revelation of Christ your Son

who takes away the sins of the world.

Accept the gift of our love for each other.

Unite us with the sacrifice of Christ.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, you nourish us every day.

May we hear Christ your Son with faith

and become your children in name and in fact.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: Think of your wedding day when you said yes to each other. How will you say yes to each other this week?


For others: Think of a group that is working for justice. How could you help that group this week?