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


20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


 August 18th – 24th 2013

 Victory with Christ

Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to bring fire to the earth and how I wish it were blazing already”.  Fire can be a source of fear when it is a danger to us, or a source of warmth and comfort when it is at our service.  For many people Christ is like that.  He is a source of fear when we see him calling us to change and we are reluctant to do so.  Equally he is a source of warmth and comfort when we put our trust in him and in his way of life.  For many married people marriage can be seen as a restraint on their liberty and can cause resentment.  Or it can be seen as a wonderful gift of love that liberates the heart.  Jesus is with us to bring us the fullness of life.  For some of us that can mean the pain of surrendering our own ways of life and adopting his.  But his ways are guaranteed to bring us joy and gladness and a sense of the wonder of life.  

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

God our Father, may we love you in all things

and above all things

and reach the joy you have prepared for us

beyond all our imaginings.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord, accept the sacrifice of our love for one another.

By offering what you have given us,

may we receive the gift of yourself.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

God of mercy,

By our sacrament of marriage you make us one with Christ.

By becoming more like him on earth,

may we come to share his glory in heaven.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage:  How can you anticipate some need in the life of your wife/husband this week?


For others:  Who would appreciate a contact from you this week?  How will you plan to make it?