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Our Lady & St Werburgh Catholic Church

Our Lady & St Werburgh Parish 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
  • Our Lady & St Werburgh Primary School
  • Seabridge Lane, Clayton,
  • Staffordshire, ST5 4AG
  • Head Teacher: Mr B. Grove
  • Tel: 01782 297451 Fax: 01782 297456
  • Web: ourlady-st werburghs.staffs.sch.uk

Parish Priest: Father Anton Madej

Father Anton Medej, SCJ

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.

About Father Anton >>

Father Anton's Weekly Column >>

Regular Mass Times

  • Sunday: 8:15 am, 10:00 am.
  • For weekdays and Holy Days please refer to newsletter

News In The Parish

Today's update - 19/05/2019

Dear Parishioners, this weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Ashley Christian Aid Week - Today: Songs of Praise at 6pm at St John the Baptist Church
  • Parish AGM after 10am Mass - Today
  • (North Staffs Area Pastoral Council) - Tuesday 14th May: Training and awareness for parish readers
  • Charity Pub Games Evening in support of North Staffs LinkLine - 21st May
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May
  • (North Staffs Area Pastoral Council) Visit to Harvington Hall - Saturday 15th June
  • Llandudno Trip - 20th July


Your church needs you

We still require more volunteers to CLEAN YOUR CHURCH at Clayton.
We need a whole group still (3-4 people). PLEASE consider this request.
How about a MEN’S group?   Or surely there is a group of friends in the Parish, willing to volunteer, once every six weeks for one and a half hours of their time?  Contact Sharon in the office or Rosalind on 639421.

Tea and Coffee Rota at Clayton – URGENT need for 2 people to join one of the existing teams to serve tea and coffee after 10 am Mass on Sunday once every 6 weeks. Please see Judy Somers.

North Staffs LinkLine

Message of Thanks from LinkLine: On behalf of all the Clients and Volunteers at LinkLine I would like to thank everyone for the generous donations of stamps, money and fundraising efforts over the recent months. We appreciate the kindness and support that comes from the Parish for the LinkLine Project, which enables it to continue to provide comfort and care to the elderly and vulnerable. I cannot emphasise enough how much it means.

Baby Loss Matters

Our parish is participating in Baby Loss Matters, an initiative by the national prolife charity Life, to create memorial spaces in churches across the country to commemorate the lives of those lost before, during or shortly after birth for any reason. A memorial space has been created in the side chapel at Clayton church and includes prayers and a small memorial tree for anyone who wishes to make use of them. Please add a heart to the tree, with a name, if you wish.

Forthcoming Events

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 – bernard.bester@outlook.com – 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 gerard@gmg-associates.co.uk

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.

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