We are currently recruiting for a new curate in Kirkby from 2011. This is a post initially working at St. Martin’s Church in Southdene. The parish profile is available for download here.Kirkby Parish Profile 2011v2web
Why are we here?
Why is there so much suffering?
What happens when we die?
Is there a God?
Who exactly was Jesus?
And what does Church offer me in my life?
Questions of Faith is an opportunity to explore the big questions of life – the really big ones, that everyone thinks about, but often don’t get discussed. In a relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment, where no-one’s opinion is wrong, no question is too daft to ask, and where you absolutely won’t get preached at, come along to explore the really big questions that we all face – Questions of Faith.
Starting Sunday, 21st February, 2010, at 6:30pm at the Rectory, Old Hall Lane, Kirkby, or ring Tim Stratford on 0151 547 2155 for more information.
Come and celebrate Easter with us in Kirkby this year, with something for everyone over the course of the festival.
Holy Week begins with our usual Palm Sunday celebrations in the four churches on Sunday morning, St. Mark’s and St. Martin’s at 9:30am, and St. Andrew’s and St. Chad’s at 11am.
Holy Week Meditations are all at 7:30pm as follows:
Monday at St. Chad’s
Tuesday at St. Mark’s
Wednesday at St. Andrew’s
Maundy Thursday Passover Meal and Vigil are at St. Andrew’s at 7pm
Good Friday begins with the children’s workshops at 9:30am and 11:30am, followed by the Hour at the Cross at St. Mark’s at 2:30pm.
In the evening, there is an Ecumenical Service at St. Andrew’s at 7pm.
On Easter Eve (Saturday 3rd April), there is a Vigil Service at St. Chad’s at 8pm.
And Easter Day is celebrated in all four churches at their usual times, St Martin’s and St. Mark’s at 9:30am, and St. Chad’s and St. Andrew’s at 11am.
As the church spends its traditional period preparing for Easter, we are running a Lent Course looking at prayer in various forms.
We begin on Ash Wednesday, with the Imposition of Ashes, at 7:30pm at St. Mark’s.
We then go on to explore some different forms of prayer on Wednesday evenings, all at 7:30pm, as follows:
Wednesday 24th February: Liturgical Prayer (St Chad’s)
Wednesday 3rd March: Taize Prayer (St. Andrew’s)
Wednesday 10th March: Ignatian Prayer (St. Andrew’s)
Wednesday 17th March: Prayer Stations (St. Mark’s)
Wednesday 24th March: Prayer and Touch (St. Chad’s)
On October 31st, we celebrated our 6th annual Light Night, an alternative to Halloween focussing on light and all things good. For two hours, we did craft, played games, did challenges, ate and drank, and generally had a fantastic time. Pictures are below.
We have a busy programme of events planned for Christmas this year, with something for everyone around the four Church of England churches here in Kirkby:
Sunday 1st November: All Saints day. Services of commemoration for the faithful departed in all four churches, 4pm at St. Mark’s, and 6pm in the other 3 churches.
Friday 13th November: Murder Mystery evening in St. Chad’s.
Saturday 21st November: Christmas Shopping Trip to Chester.
Sunday 29th November: St. Andrews’ Patronal Festival at 11am. All four churches come together for one service.
Parish Advent Course: Running on Tuesdays in Advent at 7:30pm, looking at the lives of four women saints.
- Tuesday 1st December, St. Mark’s: Catherine of Alexandria
- Tuesday 8th December, Centre 63: Lucy
- Tuesday 15th December, St. Andrew’s: Eglantyne Jebb
- Tuesday 22nd December, St. Martin’s: Mary
Friday 4th December: Christmas Cocktails @ St. Martin’s. Come and experience the roaring twenties!
Sunday 6th December: St. Chad’s Mini Christmas Fair immediately after the 11.00am Morning Eucharist.
Sunday 13th December: Children’s Christmas Party. Details tbc.
Sunday 13th December: The Band of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment performing in St. Chad’s at 6:30pm
Sunday 13th December: Sing-a-long Christmas Carols at St. Mark’s with Cafe Church. Minced pies, mulled wine and your favourite carols at 6:30pm
Monday 14th December: Community Carol Service @ St. Andrew’s at 6:30pm.
Sunday 20th December: Carols by Candlelight in St. Andrew’s, St. Chad’s and St. Martin’s. Traditional carol services with the churches beautifully lit.
Christmas Eve: Crib Services in St. Andrew’s and St. Chad’s at 4pm.
Christmas Eve: First Communion of Christmas at 9:30pm in St. Mark’s, 11pm in St. Andrew’s and 11:30pm in St. Martin’s & St. Chad’s
Christmas Day Communions: at 10am in St. Andrew’s, St. Chad’s and St. Martin’s, and at 11am in St. Mark’s.
Welcome to our new blog. This is where we will be posting news stories from the Parish of Kirkby, and the four Church of England churches here, St. Andrew’s, St. Chad’s, St. Mark’s and St. Martin’s.
Older news stories can be found at their previous locations as follows: