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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

  • Wednesday 20th January: Mass at 7:00pm
  • Sunday 24th January: Mass at 10:00am
  • Tuesday 26th January: Mass at 7:00pm
  • Saturday 30th January: Mass at 6:00pm

Public Mass Times

The church is closed for two of weeks.

Book Your Place To Attend Mass

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

Contact the parish office on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings between 10 am until 1 pm. 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.

Watch Again - Our Live Streamed Christmas Masses

Early Evening Mass - December 24th

Midnight Mass - December 24th 2020

Christmas Morning Mass - December 25th 2020

News In The Parish

Standing Order Gift Aid Form

For making donations towards our parish by standing order, download the following gift aid form and post or drop through the presbytery letter box.

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Parish News Blog

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This Weeks Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster


Adam here, I hope that you all are okay.

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

Secondly, the Live Streaming continues while our Church is closed.

The Act of Spiritual Communion can be sourced here. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/act-of-spiritual-communion-339

There are lots of online events taking place. See forthcoming events page. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Church Closure

By Parish Office


It has been decided to close the church for a couple of weeks. We will continue the live streaming Masses until further notice.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.


Forthcoming Events

FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - Reading Group

Fridays 4pm from 15th January

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

Sundays at 5:30pm beginning 17th January

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

Pax Christi Peace Sunday

Celebrate Pax Christi Peace Sunday - Sunday on 17 January

There's a host of parish resources now available for celebrating Peace Sunday on 17 January.

You can also join a national online event hosted by Pax Christi to reflect on Pope Francis’ World Peace Day message, and explore what this calls us to do as peacemakers.

The Archdiocese of Birmingham Evangelism Zoom Meeting

Do you have a heart for mission across the Archdiocese?

Then please join the Evangelisation Team on Tuesday 26 January.

Paul Northam and Natalie Orefice are hosting another Evangelisation Zoom meeting for those with a heart for mission across the Archdiocese.

Once again there will be a choice of two meetings repeated during the day (1-2pm and 7.30-8.30pm), so hopefully you will be able to make one of them.

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