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Our Lady & St Werburgh Catholic Church

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  • 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 16th May at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday 23rd May at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday 30th May at 9 a.m.

Public Mass Times


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

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

  • Thursday 13th May at 10 a.m.


  • Thursday 13th May - Solemnity of the Ascension
    of the Lord at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 20th May at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 27th May at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 3rd June No Mass

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

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This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster


Adam here, I hope you are all keeping well.

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

Please note the Masses for the celebration of the Ascension this week.

  • Wednesday 7:30 p.m. at Clayton (Streamed Mass)
  • Thursday 10 a.m. at Clayton
  • Thursday 7:15 p.m. at Ashley.

Places at these Masses can be booked from Tuesday 10 a.m. onwards.

Resources for Children's Liturgy can be found on the Redemptorist Publication website.

Also, check out the Diocese Life blog.

Look after yourselves.

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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.

Find out more

Redemption Publications

Forthcoming Events

Potteries Theological Society

Potteries Theological Society

The next meeting is on Tuesday 11th May at 7:30 p.m.

This is a joint meeting with the North Staffordshire Branch of the Classical Association, and the speaker is Professor Mark Humphries of Swansea University. He will be talking about "Constantine, Constantinople and Christianity" - how the Christian faith came to be.

Download poster

FCJ Young Adult Network

Welcome Me As I Am – A mini retreat for care givers

Prepared by Ben Bano at Welcome Me As I Am

A scripture based reflection every day for a week

Download resource

Find out more

Marriage Preparation by Marriage Care

Marriage Preparation by Marriage Care

"Preparing Together Anywhere"Courses

An interactive, skills-orientated, online group course delivered over 3 webinar style sessions.

The sessions can facilitate up to 7 couples.

An overview of the course which is designed to help couples learn their relationship grows when they may encounter important issues in a constructive and loving way:

  • The importance of talking and listening.
  • How to negotiate and solve problems.
  • What to expect from your relationship.
  • The way your family and childhood influence how you interact with each other.

Find out more

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Online Marriage Preparation Courses

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Online Marriage Preparation Courses

Engaged Encounter course dates:

  • 17th & 24th April (2 sessions)
  • 19th & 26th June (2 sessions)
  • 2nd & 9th October (2 sessions)

Non-residential in person weekend is provisionally planned for 11th-12th September, Leamington Spa

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