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

Mass: Saturday 6:30pm


Mellor Street, Packmoor
Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4SN
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 6:30pm


4th Sunday of Advent


 December 22nd 2013

Fourth Sunday of Advent

 God is with us.

“Emmanuel, a name which means God is with us.” Christmas is a wonderful time for celebration because it is the special time when we remember how much God believes in us, his beloved humanity. God is with us, not because we are Catholics but because we are human beings. Our great task as people of faith is to keep that knowledge alive and active in our world. We do it especially through our love for one another. The love of husband and wife makes this truth particularly striking as their love makes Christ present as saviour for the world. The love of family members for one another is a living out of our knowledge that every home is a Domestic Church, a place where the Church in general is at its best and worst. And our love and caring for one another in our community of faith is a witness to the whole world of the reality of our faith.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
 Morning Prayer together

Lord, fill our hearts with your love and as you revealed

by an angel the coming of your Son in our human flesh,

so lead us through his suffering and death

to the glory of his resurrection.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart

Lord, accept the gift of our married love

at this joyful time of our salvation.

In our unity with your Son made flesh

may we become more like him who joins our lives to yours,

for he is Lord forever and ever. Amen.
Evening/Night Prayer together

God our Father, we rejoice in the birth of our Saviour.

May we share his life completely

by living as he has taught.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What plans can you make to spend some good time with your wife/husband over the Christmas period?

For others: To whom could you bring a sense of the joy
of Christmas this week?