Forthcoming Parish Events at Our Lady & St Werburgh & St John The Baptist Parishes

Diary Dates

  • 13th to 19th May Ashley Local Churches Working Together for Christian Aid
  • Sunday 19th May - Parish AGM at St Werburgh’s after 10am Mass
  • Sunday 19th May - Preparation Mass for First Holy Communion Children 10am
  • Sunday 19th May - Songs of Praise at St John the Baptist Church 6 pm
  • Wednesday 22nd May - Baby and Toddler Group 9.30 am – 11.00am
  • Wednesday 5th June - Parish Committee Meeting 8pm
  • Thursday 6th June - Final Parents’ Meeting for First Holy Communion Children 7pm school hall
  • Saturday 15th June - First Holy Communion Mass 12 Noon
  • Saturday 13th July - Summer Fayre/Ceilidh
  • Saturday 20th July - Llandudno Trip

Church Events

North Staffordshire Vocation Promotions Group – Chalice Programme

During the next two years a specially blessed prayer chalice will travel to each parish within our deanery. We hope this will assist you in your prayers for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life. We will receive the chalice in October 2018 for our two parishes.

Ashley Christian Aid Week 13th – 19th May

  • Songs of Praise: On Sunday 19th May at 6pm at St John the Baptist Church. Tickets £5

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Bernard Bester – – 01630 673596 (See poster on noticeboard)

Our Lady & St Werburgh’s AGM (Sunday 19th May)

After 10am Mass in the parish hall. All welcome. Tea and coffee will be served.

Charity Pub Games Evening (Tuesday 21st May)

In aid of North Staffs LinkLine. Two-person teams. Open to all local businesses. Contact Gerard Whitehurst for details 07966 015221 or

Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May

If you would like more information or would like to book a place please speak to Judy Somers, or leave your contact details at the parish office as soon as possible.

Llandudno Trip (Saturday 20th July)

Departing Clayton at 9am and returning from Llandudno at 6pm. £14 adults, and £7 for children under 16 years of age. Please sign the list in the porch.

Other Events

Memorial Service for Reverend Prebendary Jonathan Peter Eades (Saturday 18th May)

At 12 Noon. At St. Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire WS15 3QE. Buffet lunch afterwards. All Welcome. If you would like to attend please email by 15th April.

World Youth (7th - 9th June)

A World Youth Day Festival, here in the UK! . Alton Castle. Amazing speakers, amazing worship (including Matt Maher), prayer and lots of fun! For young people aged 15 - 25. For more information see: and posters at the back of Church

North Staffs Area Pastoral Council

Visit to Harvington Hall (Saturday 15th June)

Cost for adults £16 (including tour charge) children aged 5 – 16 £8 (including tour charge) Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to go.

Archdiocese of Birmingham