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


The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple


Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 Sunday February 2nd 2014

The Presentation of the Lord

“The child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.” The beautiful relationship of Jesus with Mary and Joseph, and their relationship with the wider community in Simeon and Anna, is a wonderful revelation of what is now at the heart of every family. It is expressed in the term the Domestic Church. It is there, in each family home that the Church is at its best, and its worst, because it is in our family homes in a special way that Jesus lives.  But the family needs the support of the wider community in order to grow in love.  And the wider community needs each family to be alive and active for the transformation of the world. “The future of humanity passes by way of the family.” This statement of John Paul 11 in his letter Familiaris Consortio needs to be taken very seriously by all of us today especially.


Morning Prayer, when together

Father, you call us your people,

to be the light of the world in Christ your Son.

May our love for one another shine out

to bring warmth to all those we meet.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart.

Lord, accept the gift of our married love

which we offer with joy.

May we bring your love to our family and friends.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon,

who did not die until he welcomed the Messiah.

Perfect your grace in us

and prepare us to meet Christ

when he comes to bring us into everlasting life.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage:  What are some of the things you are most grateful for in relation to your wife/husband last month?  Share those this week.


For others:  How could you reach out to someone this week whom you know to be under stress?