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Our Lady & St Werburgh Catholic Church

  • Our Lady & St Werburgh Parish Church
  • Our Lady & St Werburgh
  • Seabridge Lane, Clayton,
  • Staffordshire, ST5 4AG
  • Tel: 01782 613023

Our Blessed Lady & St John The Baptist

  • Our Blessed Lady and St John the Baptist
  • Our Blessed Lady & St John the Baptist,
  • The Presbytery, 75 Church Road,
  • Ashley, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4JY
  • Tel: 01630 672219

Our Lady & St Werburgh Primary School

  • Our Lady & St Werburgh
  • Our Lady & St Werburgh Primary School
  • Seabridge Lane, Clayton,
  • Staffordshire, ST5 4AG
  • Head Teacher: Mr B. Grove
  • Tel: 01782 297451 Fax: 01782 297456
  • Web: ourlady-st werburghs.staffs.sch.uk

Parish Priest: Father Anton Madej

Father Anton Medej, SCJ

I belong to the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Betharram. Betharram is a small village and shrine to Our Lady about nine miles outside of Lourdes.  Many people have heard of the Grottos of Betharram, but not so many about the shrine where our founder St Michael Garicoits brought our Congregation into being.

About Father Anton >>

Father Anton's Weekly Column >>

Christmas Mass Times

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Masses for Fourth Sunday of Advent:

  • Ashley: Vigil Mass at 6pm on Saturday 23rd December at 6pm
  • Clayton: Morning Mass at 10am Sunday 24th December.(PLEASE NOTE NO 8.15 AM MASS)

Regular Mass Times

  • Sunday: 8:15 am, 10:00 am.
  • For weekdays and Holy Days please refer to newsletter



There are 950 asylum seekers in Stoke and an additional 200 who are without any support. These men and women are not allowed to work, claim benefit and they are not deported because their country is deemed unsafe.

Every December ASHA collects food for destitute asylum seekers and to support individuals whose income is £35.39 a week for food, toiletries, clothing and travel.

More details here >>

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Forthcoming Events

Parish Mission: 27th January - 11th February 2018:

PARISH MISSION - INTO THE LIGHT: 27th JANUARY - 11th FEBRUARY 2018: We are greatly looking forward to welcoming the Sion Community into our parishes early in the new year; to lead us through a time of celebration, renewal and outreach. The purpose of the Parish Census is two-fold: to aid the pastoral work of the Parish and as a way to 'opt in' to the home visiting, offered by the Sion Mission Team. The visits are a very informal way of sharing faith, receiving prayer and learning more about the Mission.

The next planning meeting will be on Sunday 10th December at 15:00 in the Upper Room, with Karen - all welcome!
As ever: Pray: Please pray for the success of our Mission. Maybe consider joining us on Thursday's at 6.30pm for Evening Prayer, before the Blessed Sacrament? Prepare: Please consider how you might offer your gifts and resources, we really do need all hands on deck! (volunteer forms at the back of Church) 
Invite: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations!" Matthew 28:19. Please consider making space in your diary now for the Mission and think about inviting friends, family, neighbours and strangers!

Our Lady and St Werburgh Winter Fayre (Saturday 9th December)

Collection Dates
  • Sun 3rd Dec - Bottles/Chocolates
  • 8th and 9th Dec - Cakes
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Carol Singing at the Gatehouse Pub (Thursday 21st December)

At 7pm. Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to join us.

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Jobs in the parishes

Monitoring & Administration Assistant - Father Hudson’s Care

At Stoke-on-Trent, and Older Peoples Coordinator Stoke-on-Trent. See posters on noticeboard or visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk

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