The Roman Catholic Church

in Wolstanton and Chesterton

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK

Our Twin Parishes

The parishes of Saint Wulstan and the Sacred Heart (Wolstanton) and Saint John the Evangelist (Chesterton) are both administered from Saint Wulstan's and served by Father Dominic Chukka (Parish Priest).

To find details of each of the churches, including maps, use the links below:

Our Mission

We welcome everyone and will work to develop a Community of Faith and Compassion where parishioner's abilities and talents are used to encourage the young, cherish the elderly and support each other's needs and bring God's love to all

Please pray for your Parish Priest!


Details of the usual service times can be found further down this page, but do check the newsletter for any changes that may have been made for the coming week. However, please read below!

Coronavirus Measures

All Masses and public services are suspended from the evening of Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please download the Bishops statement on the RC response to Coronavirus here (in Word format) or view it in PDF format

Sadly, following recent government instructions, we can no longer leave the church open for private prayer, but we can still pray for the world, those suffering and grieving as a result of Coronavirus, and each other, from the privacy of our own homes.

Parishioners are also reminded:

  • Father Dominic will still say Mass for us each day, privately
  • Put you weekly offerings on one side, so that you can give them when normal service resumes. The parish cannot survive without them!
  • Please continue to donate food to asylum-seekers living locally. Especially needed is: rice, pasta, tea-bags, cooking oil, tins of chickpeas and fruit. Leave in the porch at 60 Sparch Hollow, May Bank, ST5 9PF - the need is greater now than ever!

The following website gives a number of live stream Masses and other acts of Catholic worship throughout the day and from Catholic churches across the UK and Ireland that people may want to watch and join in:

Please keep checking the Deanery Website for any changes, planned re-opening, etc.

Live Streaming Mass from Saint Wulstans

Mass will be streamed live at 11:00 am on Sunday via our Facebook Page. You will need to follow the link at that time.

Father Dominic with the monstrance

Our Parish Priest - Father Dominic Chukka

Address: The Priest's House, Saint Wulstan's, Church Lane, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0EH

Tel: 01782-626611

Father Dominic was ordained in the 1992 in the Archdiocese of Hyderabad, India. His family consists of his Mum and Dad, two brothers and two sisters, who still live in India. At the invitation of the late Archbishop Maurice, he came to the Archdiocese of Birmingham in 1995.

Since then he has worked in many places including St Joseph's, Nechells Birmingham, St Elizabeth's Church, Coventry, St Anne's Church, Coventry, St Christopher's Church, Codsall, St. Thomas of Canterbury, Tattenhall and Our Lady and St. Brigids, Northfield, Birmingham.

He also worked as a Chaplain to Warwick University, Chaplain to Brinsford Young Offenders Prison and lately as the Vocation Director of the Diocese.

He is also Chairman of St Mary's Educational & Charitable Trust, registered in the UK. You can visit the website to see further the wonderful work they do.

Father Dominic, arrived in the parish in August 2017 and is delighted with us. He is dedicated to getting to know, love and serve all his parishioners. He asks for our Prayers and support as he takes his new ministry in Wolstanton and Chesterton.

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To find out about recent events and what is going on at Saint Wulstan's, this can be a good place to go. Click here to visit the page!


Year Cycle: A    Weekday Cycle: 2

Status: Ferria    Dedication: Nunu Alvares Pereira (Friar).
Also on this Day: Ceallach of Armagh (Bishop)

All masses and public acts of service are suspended from the evening of Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please download the Bishops statement on the RC response to Coronavirus here (in Word format) or view it in PDF format

Parishioners are also reminded that Father Dominic will still say Mass for us each day privately. Also do remember to keep bringing your donations for asylum seekers - Carmel will collect them each Sunday - the need is greater now than ever.

Usual Mass and Meeting Times

There are often alterations to these, so please check on the newsletter page

1000WolstantonChristian Meditation - Email: for details
1930ChestertonChristian Meditation - Email: for details
1730WolstantonExposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1830WolstantonSVP (in the cloister, near the sacristy, in church)
0930ChestertonExposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1900WolstantonLectio Divina - Email: for details
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)
Confession Times
WolstantonBefore Saturday Evening Mass at 17:30 & any time by arrangement.
ChestertonBefore Sunday morning Mass & as requested by arrangement
Parish Telephone Number
Current Clergy
Fr Dominic Chukka