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St Chad's Open Days

If you have walked past St Chad’s Church on Old Hall Lane but have never looked inside then come to an Open Day.

St Chad's, Kirkby
The gem that is St Chad's

St Chad’s will be open every Sunday afternoon in July and August 2011 for visitors to come and look around.  Everybody is welcome.  We will have some wardens on hand who can answer questions and provide leaflets.

1.00 – 4.00pm every* Sunday in July and August
*1.30 – 4.00pm only on 24th July and  28th August

Enjoy the beauty of the Pre-Raphaelite art inside.
Don’t miss the Saxon font.
Look at the historic church yard and site of a saxon church.
Light a candle, say a prayer, find some peace, meet with God…

Admission free.

Interested in joining us for worship on a Sunday morning click here, or on a Sunday evening click here.

St Chad's Montage

Evening Worship Programme


We have now managed to put the last piece of a jigsaw of evening worship in place that means there is a service in the parish every Sunday evening.

There has been demand for this for some time and four new forms of worship for the church in Kirkby have been developed over recent years.


6.30 evening services now follow the following pattern:
1st Sunday: Taizé Worship at St Martin’s
2nd Sunday ‘Heart of Worship’ contemporary praise, alternating between St. Andrew’s and St. Martin’s
3rd Sunday Reflections at St Andrew’s
4th Sunday 1662 Evensong at St Chad’s
5th Sunday Healing Service on rotation


Taizé Worship
Follows the reflective and musical traditions of the Taizé Community in Burgundy, Southern France.  The repeated contemporary chants throughout this half hour service give a peaceful opportunity for prayer.  Held in St Martin’s on the first Sunday of every month.

Heart of Worship
A chance to enter into the ‘heart of worship’, using the best of contemporary music. Worship to engage the heart as well as the mind. Alternates between St. Andrew’s & St. Martin’s – 6pm to broaden the ages of those who might attend.

The “Reflections Service”
Provides a fresh take on big themes using multi-media and multi-sensory ideas to get you to think and inspire fresh prayer. Third Sunday of every month at St Andrew’s.

St Chad’s
A traditional church building and a traditional form of Evening Prayer from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer is on offer there every fourth Sunday of the month.  This is by no means new but it is new to the present generation of churches in Kirkby and was the last piece of the jigsaw we have put in place.

Four times a year there is a fifth Sunday
Each month this happens there will be a service of Wholeness and Healing moving around the four of our churches on a rotational basis.




Confirmations 2011

Our Confirmation Service this year will be on Sunday 5th June, 6.30pm in St Martin’s and will be led by the Bishop of Warrington. Our preparation course for members of all our churches interested in Confirmation (adults and Year 10 or over young people) begins on Sunday 17th April, 6.30pm in The Rectory. Please talk to the clergy if you want to know more.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2011

Wine goblet Cletic Cross Easter Egg

Come and enter into the Easter story with us this year.

Ash Wednesday (9th March)
Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes
7:30pm at St Andrew’s

Lent Course
Lent Course Logo
Every Tuesday in Lent, 7:30pm:
15th March, Centre 63 – Growth in Numbers
22nd March, St Andrew’s – Growth in Depth
29th March, St Mark’s – Growth in Community
5th April, St Martin’s – Growth in Generosity
12th April, Centre 63 – Growth in Learning

Holy Week begins with our usual Palm Sunday (17th April) 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 11:00am.

Holy Week Meditations are all at 7:30pm as follows:
Monday 18th April at St. Chad’s
Tuesday 19th April at St. Andrew’s
Wednesday 20th April at St. Martin’s

Maundy Thursday (21st April)
Passover Meal and Communion (Seder Eucharist)
St. Mark’s at 7:00pm

Good Friday (22nd April)
Begins with the children’s workshops at 9:30am and 11:30am in St Chad’s,
followed by the Hour at the Cross at St. Chad’s at 3:00pm.

Easter Eve (Saturday 23rd April),
Kirkby Churches Together worship in Town Centre 11:00am
Vigil Service at St. Martin’s at 8:30pm.

Easter Day is celebrated in all four churches at their usual times,
St Martin’s and St. Mark’s at 9:30am,
St. Chad’s and St. Andrew’s at 11:00am.

"Jesus' body is removed from the cross". One of the Stations of the Cross in St Anne's, Stanley.