ACT premiere

Chorus Girls
Vicky, Vera, Irene, Betty Irene and Christine singing for Help for Heroes.

ACT is a new venture in Kirkby.  Before Christmas these singers would not even speak in public.  But on 26th March, under the tutelage of Jill Ridgeway and Vicky Collins they stood before a live audience and sang, told jokes and read poetry to raise funds for Help for Heroes.  The concert was at St Mark’s Church and was a big step for those who took part.

They are now recruiting new members to have some fun along the way, learn how to have good presence on the stage and perhaps even stage another performance.

Chorus GHirls
The whole crew on show - Jill and Dave Ridgeway far right.


Tea for MENCAP

Tea Ladies
Sue and Pat served tea and gave Mary her prize.

St Chad’s tea corner was handed over to support Co-Op FuneralCare’s MENCAP fundraising campaign on Sunday 20th March.  Whilst Sue and Pat  offered service with a smile, Mary collected the raffle prize.

Congratulations to all and thanks for the £43 raised.

Confirmations 2011

Our Confirmation Service this year will be on Sunday 5th June, 6.30pm in St Martin’s and will be led by the Bishop of Warrington. Our preparation course for members of all our churches interested in Confirmation (adults and Year 10 or over young people) begins on Sunday 17th April, 6.30pm in The Rectory. Please talk to the clergy if you want to know more.

Fun Raising

One of last year's visits was to the Temple of 1000 Bells.

St Chads
Fun Raising Committee

Events 2011


24th April – Easter raffle

7th May – Car boot/table sale £5 per pitch at Centre 63

18th June –Summer Fun Day with balloon race

16th July – Kirkby Festival

10th September – Quiz Night

26th November – Christmas Fair




St Chad Kirkby
A peak inside St Chad's


Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2011

Wine goblet Cletic Cross Easter Egg

Come and enter into the Easter story with us this year.

Ash Wednesday (9th March)
Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes
7:30pm at St Andrew’s

Lent Course
Lent Course Logo
Every Tuesday in Lent, 7:30pm:
15th March, Centre 63 – Growth in Numbers
22nd March, St Andrew’s – Growth in Depth
29th March, St Mark’s – Growth in Community
5th April, St Martin’s – Growth in Generosity
12th April, Centre 63 – Growth in Learning

Holy Week begins with our usual Palm Sunday (17th April) celebrations in the four churches on Sunday morning,
St. Mark’s and St. Martin’s at 9:30am, and
St. Andrew’s and St. Chad’s at 11:00am.

Holy Week Meditations are all at 7:30pm as follows:
Monday 18th April at St. Chad’s
Tuesday 19th April at St. Andrew’s
Wednesday 20th April at St. Martin’s

Maundy Thursday (21st April)
Passover Meal and Communion (Seder Eucharist)
St. Mark’s at 7:00pm

Good Friday (22nd April)
Begins with the children’s workshops at 9:30am and 11:30am in St Chad’s,
followed by the Hour at the Cross at St. Chad’s at 3:00pm.

Easter Eve (Saturday 23rd April),
Kirkby Churches Together worship in Town Centre 11:00am
Vigil Service at St. Martin’s at 8:30pm.

Easter Day is celebrated in all four churches at their usual times,
St Martin’s and St. Mark’s at 9:30am,
St. Chad’s and St. Andrew’s at 11:00am.

"Jesus' body is removed from the cross". One of the Stations of the Cross in St Anne's, Stanley.