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


First Sunday in Lent


Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

Sunday March 9th 2014

Christ, our new beginning

“We do not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” That’s a difficult sentence for us to really listen to today in our consumer society. Lent is a time to reflect on it and to find freedom through it. The question for Lent is not “what am I going to give up” but rather “in what ways am I imprisoned so that I am not totally free to love God with my whole heart and my neighbour as myself.” Then we can look at what we need to give up – or take up. In the marriage relationship it may be to give up some particular interest that is not essential in order to have more time for each other. In family life it may be to give up criticism in order to make room for praise and thanksgiving. And in community life it may be to give up leaving everything to others and getting involved in some aspect of how we can develop the vitality of our faith community.


Morning Prayer, when together

Father, through our observance of Lent,

help us to understand the meaning of love

revealed through your Son’s death and resurrection

and teach us to reflect it in our lives.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord, make us worthy of your gift of love in our lives.

May our decisions to love each other this week

help to change our lives.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, you increase our faith and hope and you deepen our love constantly.

Help us to live by your words and to seek Christ

through our love for one another in our marriage.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How could you recall and renew the start of your love relationship this week?

For others: Think of some group that is helping people to recover from alcoholism. How could you help them this week?