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


Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Lord We Serve

Jesus said: “Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God”. We live in a world in which people are finding it increasingly difficult to make a full commitment to anything. This is probably the single most important reason for many of the social ills of our society. Jesus tells us that commitment is essential to human fulfilment, the kingdom of God. When a couple gets married they are looking ahead but tend quickly to look back to what each had and so set limits to their relationship. When a couple conceive a child they look forward to the birth. Then they begin to look back to the freedom they had beforehand and try to reclaim as much of that as possible. And in parish life many people want a full part in the future of the Church but are often unwilling to commit themselves to the work involved in ensuring its success.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

 Father in heaven, the light of Jesus

has scattered the darkness of hatred and sin.

Called to that light we ask for your guidance.

Form our lives in your truth, our hearts in your love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord God, through your Holy Spirit

you give us the power of your grace.

May our marriage help us to serve you faithfully.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, may our marriage commitment

give us a share in your life

and help us to bring your love to the world.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Questions for Action for the week

 For your marriage: What fears do you have in giving yourself fully to your wife/husband? Share these this week.


For others: Is there anyone with whom you are angry at present? How can you let go of this anger this week?