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


30th Sunday in Ordinary Time


October 27th 2013

The Lord, our Judge

Jesus said to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else: “those who exalt themselves will be humbled, but those who humble themselves will be exalted”. We often think that being humble means to think badly of ourselves. The truth is that we have a right to think very highly of ourselves. True humility is about acknowledging God as the source of all life and all goodness and giving praise to him from our hearts. It also teaches us that we have no right to judge anyone else because God alone is our judge and he only sees the goodness in each one. We look at each other and see all that is wrong and we criticise. If we learn to look with the eyes of God we will see the wonder and beauty of each other and learn to praise. This is particularly important for married couples, for families and for the health and happiness of our parish community.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

Almighty and ever-living God,

strengthen our faith, hope, and love.

May we do with loving hearts what you ask of us

and come to share the life you promise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord God of power and might

receive the gift of our married love

and let our service give you glory.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, bring to perfection within us

the love that we share in our sacrament of marriage.

May your love have a deep effect on our lives.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What have been some of the nicest things about your wife/husband this month? How will you tell her/him this week?

For others: How will you bring help and comfort to someone in need this week?