11.00am Holy Communion (all ages welcome)
6.30pm click for the evening worship programme
9.30am Holy Communion
3.45pm Messy Church (in Kirkby CofE School, term time only)
Vicar: Rev. Philippa Lea
The Rectory, Old Hall Lane, Kirkby. L32 5TH
To organise a wedding or a baptism at St Chad’s click the links in the menu, under information. You can read a little more about St Chad’s below or see the following information
Children & Families
Downloadable Information Sheets, Visitor Guides, etc.
You can make a donation to St Chad’s by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/stchadkirkby
or send a text to 70070 and type: chad99 followed by the amount you want to give between £1 – £10.
A tradition of celebration
The congregation at St Chad’s occupy a beautiful and large Victorian church on a site that has accommodated a place of Christian worship since the ninth century. The word Kirk-by originally refers to this site and literally means church place.
A congregation gathers together here for worship and Holy Communion each Sunday at 11am and this is open to everyone who would like to drop in.
Good provision is made for children. Most Sundays there is a Junior Church with varied activities that are appropriate for school aged children and teenagers. On the first Sunday of each month young and old stay together for the whole of the service and it is designed with all ages in mind. Babies and toddlers are normally encouraged to stay with their parents at all times and the adult congregation is used to the noise and movement that this always involves. Toys are provided at the back of the church.
It is easy to come to St Chad’s quite annonymously. Indeed many people like to come and go without any fuss. The clergy and many regular members of the congregation are always keen to be introduced to visitors and new comers. If you want to drop in it can help if you make a point of saying hello.
Coffee, tea, squash and biscuits are served in the church after most morning services and this can be an easy way to meet new friends.
What St Chad’s stands for
Chad was a ninth century bishop for the area called Mercia (which included some of what is known today as Merseyside). He was very aware of God’s presence in this world. The building of St Chad’s stands as a strong reassuring sign of God’s presence amongst the people of Kirkby. Through its beauty there is an attempt to lift people’s eyes heavenward – up from the drudgery of every day life. It is perhaps for this reason that many people choose to come to St Chad’s at important points in their lives such as for baptisms, weddings, anniversaries and at times of loss. You can follow the links on our home page to learn more about this.