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


Feast of the Holy Family


 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 Sunday December 29th 2013

Feast of the Holy Family

 “(Jesus) grew to maturity and he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.” Like most young people, Jesus probably thought he knew everything! And like all of us he had to learn that there was so much to discover about life. It is lovely to think of Jesus growing up in the home of Mary and Joseph and learning all the ordinary things of life and then going beyond them to the deepest mysteries of God. That is why we refer to them as the Holy Family – they were just like our own families. This week is a time to treasure our homes and families and to know that that same Jesus lives with us. We do this through developing a sense of gratitude for each person and expressing our thankfulness. We do it through a quality of affection and peace.


Morning Prayer, when together

Father, help us to live as the Holy Family,

united in respect and love.

Bring us to the joy and peace of our eternal home.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Father, accept the gift of our married love.

Through the prayers of Mary, the virgin Mother of God,

and of her husband Joseph,

unite our families in peace and love.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Eternal Father, we want to live as Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,

in peace with you and with one another.

Strengthen us to face the troubles of life

and to acknowledge the goodness of one another.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What do you like best about your wife as a mother, your husband as a father? Write out a list and share it with each other this week.


For others: Think of some group that is committed to supporting family life in the Church and the world. How could you help them this week?