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!

Services

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! Alternatively, there is a donate button (top right) on the home page of the diocesan website – www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk. From there donations which can also be gift aided can be made to any parish via credit or debit card. There are transaction charges levied by the card processing company which amount to 20p + 1.9% of the value of the donation – so for a £10 donation this will amount to £0.39 which will be deducted from the amount we receive. So standing order remains the most cost effective way for parishioners to donate.
  • Sanctus: Please continue to donate food to asylum-seekers living locally. Especially needed is: shower gel, shampoo, washing up liquid, nappies - newborn, size 4, size 5 only, tins of red kidney beans, tins of tomatoes, pasta, cornflakes, coffee, sugar. Thanks to parishioners for the ongoing supply of food/toiletries, donated to support asylum-seekers and refugees living locally. Since the lockdown we’ve seen increased donations, so a huge thanks, and also for passing the message on to friends and neighbours. Last Wednesday, Through your support, Sanctus was able to deliver 100 bags of food to people in their homes. While our churches remain locked, donations can be left in my porch at 60 Sparch Hollow, May Bank, ST5 9PF. Much love, Carmel xxx

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: https://www.churchservices.tv/

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

Online Mass from Saint Wulstans

An online video of the 11am Sunday Mass is available from 12:00 pm each Sunday during this Coronavirus lockdown via our
Facebook Page.
You can access it at any time after that, and you do not need to have a Facebook account.

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of England and Wales

Download the pastoral letter covering the bishops response to the Coronavirus crisis:
A People who hope in Christ in PDF format.


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 www.stmarystrust.org 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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Today

Year Cycle: A    Weekday Cycle: 2

Today: Sunday: 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time


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

Sunday
TimePlaceDetails
0915ChestertonMass
1100WolstantonMass
Monday
TimePlaceDetails
1000WolstantonChristian Meditation - Email: webmaster@saintwulstans.org.uk for details
1930ChestertonChristian Meditation - Email: webmaster@saintwulstans.org.uk for details
Tuesday
TimePlaceDetails
1730WolstantonExposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1800WolstantonMass
1830WolstantonSVP (in the cloister, near the sacristy, in church)
Wednesday
TimePlaceDetails
0930ChestertonExposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1000ChestertonMass
1900WolstantonLectio Divina - Email: webmaster@saintwulstans.org.uk for details
Thursday
TimePlaceDetails
0930WolstantonMass
Friday
TimePlaceDetails
0930WolstantonMass
Saturday
TimePlaceDetails
1000ChestertonMass
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)
Confession Times
PlaceDetails
WolstantonBefore Saturday Evening Mass at 17:30 & any time by arrangement.
ChestertonBefore Sunday morning Mass & as requested by arrangement
Parish Telephone Number
626611
Current Clergy
Fr Dominic Chukka