St Bridget's Parish Church serves the small town of West Kirby, on the Dee estuary.

The Church was founded by Christian Vikings from Ireland, so we have a thousand years of experience of bringing people the good news of the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. People who come into St Bridget's today still encounter God's love in the beautiful, holy building and in reflective worship and stimulating preaching. We are trying to represent the Church of England at its best.

St Bridget's church is open for prayer and for visitors each weekday afternoon, 2pm to 4pm.

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St Bridget's, West Kirby and Caldy Church take the safety of everyone within our churches very seriously, and expects that everyone will work within the safeguarding policy of the Parish, a copy of which can be found on our noticeboards. 

In particular, the Parish expects anyone who becomes aware of a safeguarding risk with children or vulnerable adults, or an actual abuse, to raise this immediately with the person(s) with responsibility for safeguarding within the Parish. 

The Safeguarding Co-ordinator for the Parish is Bethan Halpenny, contacted on 07837 755214     bethanhc@live.co.uk

Alternatively, contact Pauline Butterfield (the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer) on 01928-718834 Ext 221 

"All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church's ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present. 

"Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up."

May 2012 we opened the new St Bridget's Centre, which is available for bookings.

There are strong links with the excellent Church Primary School next door.

We have dozens of weddings, baptisms and funerals each year - click here for contact details if you wish to enquire.

Caldy Church is the daughter Church of St Bridget's, and has served Caldy Village in the name of Jesus Christ for a hundred years.

We are an Inclusive Church, a Fair Trade Parish and an Eco-Congregation.

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Prayer for the week

Holy God, you know the disorder of our sinful lives: set straight our crooked hearts, and bend our wills to love your goodness and your glory in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thought for the week

As the vacancy for Rector of St Bridget's and Caldy Churches is now advertised and the process to select a new rector is underway, here is a prayer that we will use at all our services week by week until the outcome is known: Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for St Bridget’s and Caldy churches. We give you thanks for the ministry of John and Sara and pray for your blessing on them. We pray for those who will apply to be our new rector and for all involved with the appointment. Together may we discern your way ahead and root your kingdom in this place. We pray for our representatives who will interview the candidates. Grant them wisdom and discernment, good counsel, holy insight and sound judgement. During our vacancy, guide and grow our parish. Help us to share responsibility, grow in faith, and reach out in love and welcome. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.