Come and join us for the most magical time of the year in our three beautiful church buildings.
Saturday, 16th December
6pm: Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment Band Concert @ St. Chad’s
Sunday, 17th December
6pm: St. Andrew’s Carol Service
6.30pm: St. Chad’s Carols by Candlelight
6.30pm: St. Martin’s Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Eve, Sunday, 24th December
9.30am: Eucharist @ St. Martin’s
11am: Eucharists @ St. Chad’s & St. Andrew’s
4pm: Crib Services @ St. Chad’s & St. Andrew’s
4.30pm: Christingle & Crib Service @ St. Martin’s
11pm: 1st Communion of Christmas @ St. Andrew’s
11.30pm: 1st Communion of Christmas @ St. Chad’s & St. Martin’s
10am: Christmas Communion @ St. Chad’s & St. Martin’s
10.30am: Christmas Communion @ St. Andrew’s
In the past couple of weeks, we have welcome two new staff members to the Kirkby Team. Rev. Anne Lawlor has begun as the Team Vicar for St. Andrew’s Tower Hill and Mission Enabler for the Parish, and Rev. Alan Beahan has become part time Interim Minister at St. Chad’s, covering Rev. Philippa Lea’s maternity leave.
Several hundred people turned out to pay their respects for Remembrance Sunday this year, despite the conditions. This was the last year at the cenotaph in its current location, and as last year, the parade then went into St. Chad’s for a brief service, remembering the 75th anniversary of the start of the Liverpool Blitz. Cadets read some first hand experiences and memories, images of the blitz brought back memories for some, and told Liverpool’s story for others, and an evocative soundscape of air raid sirens and bombs, made the memories even more powerful. The event finished with singing Abide with me, and the petals scattering showing that despite so many losing their lives, they are not forgotten.
Saturday, 7th November, at 7pm in St. Martin’s, the Parish Choir will be performing their first concert in aid of children’s cancer charities. Entry is free, with a raffle and refreshments to raise money. Songs will be a mixture of old favourites and new surprises. Everyone welcome – please come along and support!
It’s not easy to talk about death, dying and funerals. GraveTalk is designed to get the conversation started. There are no answers – just thought provoking questions to get you thinking – and talking. Come along for an informal evening over coffee and cake at St. Martins Monday, 28th September, at 7:30pm. All welcome.
We hope to repeat this event in the future – if you can’t make this one, but would like to come to another event, let us know by posting a comment below!
St. Andrew's, St. Chad's, St. Mark's and St. Martin's Churches, Kirkby.