Members of St. Martin’s visited the Anglican Cathedral on Friday 23rd October for a concert of modern Christian hymns and songs with the world’s leading contemporary Christian song-writer, Stuart Townend and his band. We were treated to an eclectic mix of music, from jazz and folk to hymns and worship songs, all led by a group of extremely gifted musicians in the beautiful surrounds of the cathedral. Hopefully, we’ll start to learn one or two of the new songs!
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.
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