InShops at Christmas

The Kirkby Churches spent three days in the InShops this Christmas offering a variety of children’s activities, including crafts, face painting, balloon modelling, a live re-enactment of the nativity (in a surreal stable with polar bears and penguins!), as well as more tranquil opportunities for prayer, reflection and hand massage. Hard work by everyone involved, and a fantastic three days.

Kirkby gets a new Team Rector

Rev. Jeremy FaganOut with the old, in with the old… Rev. Jeremy Fagan, for the last eight years Team Vicar of St. Martin’s Southdene, and Children’s Chaplain to the whole parish, has been appointed as Team Rector of the Parish of Kirkby, remaining Team Vicar of St. Martin’s, but giving up his role with children and young people.

Jeremy was licensed on the 20th November, by the Rt Rev. Richard Blackburn, Bishop of Warrington, along with Ven. Ricky Panter, Archdeacon of Liverpool in St. Martin’s.

This appointment gives the parish a measure of continuity at a time of big changes elsewhere, with both Rev. Tim Stratford and Rev. Andy Heber leaving Kirkby over the summer. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues as Team Vicars at St. Andrew’s and St. Chad’s.