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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,
  • Church Road, Ashley, Market Drayton,
    Shropshire, TF9 4JY
  • Tel: 01782 613023

Our Lady & St Werburgh Primary School

Our Lady & St Werburgh primary School
  • 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.

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Regular Mass Times

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

News In The Parish


Urgent Appeal for Volunteers

Ashley Parish: Volunteers are urgently needed at to join the flower and the cleaning rota. If you can help with one or both of these please leave your name and number with Dee Dutton after Mass.

Clayton Parish:

  • Tea/Coffee Rota: A few more volunteers are needed to join the tea and coffee rota after Sunday 10am Mass. Please speak to Judy Somers if you can help.
  • Older Children’s Liturgy Group: Volunteers needed to join the rota to lead the group. Please leave your details with the parish office if you can help. Thank you to those who have volunteered so far in joining the various rotas.

North Staffs LinkLine

Could you help us and join our other “Friends on the Phone”. We need volunteers to help us with this valuable service for older people and make a difference to their lives.

Can you spare 3 hours a week, particularly on a Friday Morning? Even if you can’t commit to every week but feel you would like to help please come and talk to us. There are volunteers at every mass who can tell you more about what it is like or you can contact Sue McKenna on Tel 710436, email sue@nslinkline.org.uk or leave you details with the Parish Office.

2019 Rotas available for the following:

  • Counting teams
  • Reading Teams
  • Tea and coffee after Sunday 10am Mass.
  • Flower Arranging

To join the rota to run the older children’s liturgy group (DBS check must be undertaken first) Please leave your details at the parish office if you can help in any way.

First Holy Communion Preparation

Please can parents of any children due to make their First Holy Communion in June who are not attending a Catholic Primary school, and attend Our Lady and St Werburgh/Our Lady & St John the Baptist parishes contact the parish office to fill in the relevant form.

Archdiocese of Birmingham Directory 2019

On sale at the piety stall £2.75.

  • Ashley Parish: Please send your money in an envelope marked with your name with Father Anton if you would like a directory.
  • Catholic Diaries: On sale at the Piety stall.

Forthcoming Events

Potteries Theological Society (Monday 21st January)

The next meeting will be on Monday 21st January at 7pm in the Chancellor's Building at Keele. The room we are using is CBA 0.060, which is on the ground floor near the Comus restaurant. The Rev Philip Swan is talking to us on the subject "Back to the Future: the Community of St Chad and the new monasticism". This is the first of our meetings on the theme of "New ways of being Church".

Taize Ecumenical Service (Thursday 24th January)

At St. Teresa's on at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage (Sunday 3rd February)

To be celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Bernard, on Sunday 3rd February, 11am at St Chad’s Cathedral. We are encouraging couples who will be celebrating a particular milestone anniversary (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 60 and every year over 60) to attend as well as those newly married or preparing to marry in 2019.

North Staffs Deanery Vocations Mass (Thursday 28th February)

At St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale at 7.00 pm. Principal celebrant Father Michael Glover. All welcome.

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