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Our Lady & St Werburgh Catholic 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

Parish Priest: Father Anton Madej

Parish Priest - Our Lady and St Werburgh

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.

Live Streamed Mass Times


  • Saturday 19th June at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 26th June at 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 4th July at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday 11th July at 9 a.m. (95th Livestream Mass)
  • Sunday 18th July at 9 a.m.


  • Thursday 24th June 7 p.m.

Public Mass Times


  • Saturdays at 6 p.m.
  • Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.


  • Thursday 24th June at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 1st July at 11 a.m.
  • Thursday 8th July at 7 p.m.

Book Your Place To Attend Mass

Call the parish office on 01782 613023 to book your place.

Contact the parish office from Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Other times you may leave a message but until we get back to you we cannot confirm a place.

You are also required to wear a face mask when you come to church unless you have an exemption such as breathing difficulties etc.

News In The Parish

Standing Order Gift Aid Form

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Parish News Blog

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster


Happy Father's Day!

Adam here, i hope you are enjoying the sunny weather. It is nice that it has cooled down abit.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times for both parishes. There is a live streamed Mass at Ashley on Thursday 24th June at 7 p.m.

Next Sunday, St Teresa’s is hosting a time for young people, school years 9-11. See Spark - Day for Young People.

Our 95th live streamed mass will be on July 11th at 9 a.m.

Look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

An Act of Spiritual Communion

By Parish Office

My Jesus,

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

src https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/act-of-spiritual-communion-339

Online Resources

Childen's Liturgy - Celebrate following your faith

Redemptorist Publications
Children's Liturgy

Redemptorist Publications is pleased to introduce Celebrate; an initiative designed to help children grow in their faith.

Each week we will provide a video of the week’s Gospel reading, a reflection and a final prayer. Fun, engaging and practical worksheets/ resources will also be provided to help children continue to practise their faith during this season.

Find out more

Redemption Publications

Holy Mass Live

Redemptorist Publications
Holy Mass Online.

Although Sunday Masses are now being celebrated in parish churches, Redemptorist Publications is pleased to continue to offer Sunday Mass online, especially for those who cannot yet return to their parish church.

We pray that this will enable the faithful to feel connected, to their faith and church community, during this difficult time.

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Redemption Publications

Forthcoming Events

Spark - A Day for Young People

Spark is a day for young people between year 9 and 11 on Sunday 27th June at St Teresa's. The form below must be completed by a parent/ guardian for each young person attending.

Spark - Day for Young People

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Our Lady and St Werburgh, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire