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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

  • Sunday 7th March - Mass at 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday 14th March - Mass at 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday 21st March - Mass at 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday 28th March - Mass at 9:00 a.m.
  • Maundy Thursday - 1st April - Mass at 7 p.m.
  • Good Friday - 2nd April - Mass at 3 p.m.
  • Easter Saturday - 3rd April - Mass at 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday - 4th April - Mass at 10 a.m.

Public Mass Times

  • Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Easter Mass Times

  • Maundy Thursday - 1st April - Mass at 7 p.m.
  • Good Friday - 2nd April - Mass at 3 p.m.
  • Easter Saturday - 3rd April - Mass at 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday - 4th April - Mass at 10 a.m.

Book Your Place To Attend Mass

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

Contact the parish office on from Tuesday onwards between 10 a.m. until 1 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 Weeks Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster


Adam here, I hope that you are all keeping well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Our Church reopens again today!

Please check out the resources for children and the Holy Mass from Redemption Publications.

View forthcoming events page for events happening in the diocese. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please 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

Redemption Publications
Childen's Liturgy - Celebrate following your faith

Redemption Publications Kid's Zone

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.

We pray that this new resource will encourage families and children to think about, grow and Celebrate their faith whilst having fun.

Find out more

Redemption Publications
Holy Mass Live

Redemption 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.

Find out more

Forthcoming Events

FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - Reading Group

Every Friday from 4pm.

Book: Let us Dream - Pope Francis

Each session stands alone so there is no need to attend every week. Register, read the chapter set and then have a chance to talk with others about it. Everyone welcome!

More information: FCJCentreStHughs@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook

FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - 4 Weeks of Guided Prayer

Every Sunday at 5:30pm

An opportunity to deepen your relationship with God through prayer. Learn new ways of praying, enjoy some input on prayer, discernment and spirituality. Speak with a prayer guide each week for the four weeks.

More information: FCJCentreStHughs@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook

Retrouvaille in England and Wales

Marriage support for those experiencing difficulties

25th-28th February 2021

Is lockdown and living in a time of so much uncertainty affecting your relationship?

Are you more stressed, silent or arguing a lot?

Have you reached a point that you are considering separating or divorce?

Help and support is available.

Retrouvaille (https://www.retrouvaille.org.uk) offer a virtual weekend programme between 25th-28th February 2021 that may help.

For more information or to speak to someone in confidence call or text 07887 296983 / 07973 380443 or email FCJCentreStHughs@gmail.com

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The Christian Heritage Centre Events

“Integrating Spirit, Mind & Body”- Webinars for Mental Health Professionals

13th February & 13th March

The Christian Heritage Centre are offering a couple of webinars (13th Feb & 13th Mar) to support Catholics (and indeed Christians) who work in the mental health sector.

Featuring speakers from across the globe, each session will provide the opportunity to share and ask questions.

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