You are very warmly invited to join us at any (or all!) of our Easter Services this year:
7pm at St. Andrew’s
10am St. Martin’s Family Service
10.30am St. Andrew’s Way of the Cross
2pm Hour at the Cross @ St. Martin’s
8pm Easter Vigil @ St. Chad’s
9.30am Celtic Communion @ St. Martin’s
11am Eucharists @ St. Andrew’s & St. Chad’s
Christmas Services in our churches
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.
You are very warmly invited to any of our Christmas Services, happening in all four of our churches.
Sunday, 18th December
9.30am: St. Mark’s Christmas Service, @ The Scout Hut, Old Rough Lane
6.30pm: Carols by Candlelight in St. Chad’s, St. Andrew’s and St. Martin’s. Traditional and beautiful services of carols and readings. A magical Christmas experience.
Tuesday, 20th December
TANGO and Church in the Centre Christmas Service. 12pm in the Shop on Kennelwood Avenue.
4pm: Crib Services in St. Andrew’s and St. Chad’s: Children’s services to build the excitement for Christmas.
4pm: Christingle Service in St. Martin’s: Children’s service, building a Christingle with an orange, candle, sweets and ribbon to tell the Christmas story.
11.30pm: Midnight Communion in St. Martin’s, St. Chad’s and St. Andrew’s. Welcome Christmas in the traditional way!
10am Christmas Services in all four churches!
You are very warmly invited to join us at St. Mark’s Church in Northwood, as the congregation there prepares to celebrate the life of the church. We are moving out of the building to pastures new, and are looking back to give thanks for the stories contained in the old building, and looking forward to the story that God is preparing us for in the future.
Bishop Paul Bayes is with us at 4pm, this Sunday, 20th March. Everyone is welcome – bring memories, stories, photos – and if you aren’t able to make it, we’d still love to hear from you.
Please keep us in your prayers as we look to the future in God’s hands.
Come and live the Holy Week story with us, as we celebrate the events of this most special time of the year.
9.30am Eucharists in St. Martin’s & St. Mark’s
11am Eucharists in St. Andrew’s & St. Chad’s
4pm St. Mark’s Celebration Service with Bishop Paul
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
7.30pm Holy Week Reflections, in St. Martin’s, St. Chad’s & St. Andrew’s respectively
7pm Last Supper, Eucharist and Vigil
12.30pm Ecumenical Walk of Witness, from St. Mary’s Northwood to St. Chad’s
3pm Hour at the Cross, at St. Martin’s
6pm Ecumenical reflective service at St. Andrew’s
8pm Easter Vigil at St. Andrew’s
9.30am Eucharists at St. Martin’s, and with St. Mark’s in the Scout Hut
11am Eucharists in St. Chad’s & St. Andrew’s
Make your Christmas special by joining us at one of our many events over Christmas.
Saturday 5th December
12-3pm St. Martin’s Christmas Fair
6:45 for 7pm Duke of Lancaster’s Band Concert in St. Chad’s
Sunday 6th December
6:30pm Advent Service of Light in St. Martin’s
Saturday 12th December
11am Carol Singing in Kirkby Town Centre
Sunday 20th December
9:30am Carol Service at St. Mark’s
6:30pm Carols by Candlelight in St. Chad’s, St. Andrew’s, and St. Martin’s
4pm Crib Services in St. Andrew’s, St. Martin’s, and St. Chad’s
8:30pm First Communion of Christmas in St. Mark’s
11:30pm Midnight Communion in St. Martin’s, St. Chad’s, and St. Andrew’s
10am Christmas morning services in all four churches
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!