There has been demand for this for some time and four new forms of worship for the church in Kirkby have been developed over recent years.
6.30 evening services now follow the following pattern:
1st Sunday: Taizé Worship at St Martin’s
2nd Sunday ‘Heart of Worship’ contemporary praise, alternating between St. Andrew’s and St. Martin’s
3rd Sunday Reflections at St Andrew’s
4th Sunday 1662 Evensong at St Chad’s
5th Sunday Healing Service on rotation
Follows the reflective and musical traditions of the Taizé Community in Burgundy, Southern France. The repeated contemporary chants throughout this half hour service give a peaceful opportunity for prayer. Held in St Martin’s on the first Sunday of every month.
Heart of Worship
A chance to enter into the ‘heart of worship’, using the best of contemporary music. Worship to engage the heart as well as the mind. Alternates between St. Andrew’s & St. Martin’s – 6pm to broaden the ages of those who might attend.
The “Reflections Service”
Provides a fresh take on big themes using multi-media and multi-sensory ideas to get you to think and inspire fresh prayer. Third Sunday of every month at St Andrew’s.
A traditional church building and a traditional form of Evening Prayer from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer is on offer there every fourth Sunday of the month. This is by no means new but it is new to the present generation of churches in Kirkby and was the last piece of the jigsaw we have put in place.
Four times a year there is a fifth Sunday
Each month this happens there will be a service of Wholeness and Healing moving around the four of our churches on a rotational basis.