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.

COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic we have been serving our community and providing worship and pastoral care.

Letter from Rev. Alex Williams 6th November 2020

CALL TO PRAYER DURING NOVEMBER click here

Please help us to keep in touch – if you know of any parishioners who might need support because of illness, or bereavement, or any other reason, please let us know via the Parish Office on tel. 0151 625 2739 or email   office@stbridgetschurch.org.uk

The Churchwardens at our churches can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning 0151 625 2389 or 0151 625 1636 (St Bridget's) or 0151 342 0141 or 0151 625 8510 (Caldy)

Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.

Facebook: @StBridgetsChurchWestKirby           

Twitter: @StBandCaldy

Due to the current lockdown we are unable to hold services of public worship in church.

Please see this week's newsletter for more information about what will be happening.

Livestreaming please see Notice Sheet for times and click on one of the following:

On Facebook

On YouTube

Communion services will be provided on Zoom at 10am as 'Spiritual Communion'.  As the priest receives the bread and wine, we will all join in with a prayer that makes the celebration our own Communion.  This is an authorised practice of the Church of England.  

https://zoom.us/j/8301824880?pwd=SC9vRVNOZU5RVGdOcm56NDBCWmxNUT09 

Meeting ID: 830 182 4880
Password: 0N9H4q

Anyone wishing to access a Zoom session via their landline phone needs to do the following:

  • Dial one of these numbers:

    0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 901 7895

    0330 088 5830

    0131 460 1196

    0208 080 6591

    0208 080 6592

  • When prompted for the meeting ID, dial 830 182 4880 followed by #

  • When prompted for a participant ID - press #

  • When prompted for the passcode: dial 861382 followed by #.

  • This will give you audio access. Although you won’t see all the participants you will be able to hear the conversation and contribute verbally.
    If any further clarification is needed please contact John Smith on 678 6201.

 

If you come to church, you’ll be asked to observe social distancing, sanitise your hands and give your contact details as you come in. The wearing of a face covering in church is now a legal requirement for everyone over 11 years of age (unless medically exempt).

St Bridget’s church is open for private prayer 2.30pm - 3.30pm   Tuesdays and Fridays

Caldy Church is open for private prayer 11.30am - 12.30pm on Sundays

 

Click here Rev Alex Williams Licensing Service available for a couple of weeks

Also on YouTube here

 

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?  click to see topics in discussion

Annual Report and Accounts Year ended 31st December 2019

Review 2019

 

click here. to download the upcoming Sermon.  click here for previous sermon.  click here for Worship/Service sheet for Christ the King 29th Nov    click here for A service of Holy Communion on Zoom

 click here for the News Sheet   Click here for 'Thought for the Week' click here for  Caldy Sermon 

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Click here for a message from our new Rector Revd Alex Williams 

Barnabas Fund click here for information and to support 

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 

Click here to view the Past Cases Review procedure

 

In May 2012 we opened the new St Bridget's Centre, which in normal times is available for bookings.  However, the Centre is closed at the moment (except for regular, pre-booked hirers).

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

We have many 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

God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end; for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one glory. Amen.

Thought for the week

The Church year has come full circle and here we are again at what used to be called ‘Stir Up Sunday’, the day on which we stir up the Christmas pud, and hopefully begin to stir ourselves up again to receive the Christmas message. Why do we need to stir ourselves up? Because none of us will ever quite grasp the truth that God became one of us. It’s too big, too mysterious and too wonderful. If we stumble into Christmas without giving it much thought (‘stirring’) we are just going to see the coloured lights and perhaps mourn the fact that Covid restrictions have stopped us being with our family and friends in the way we would like. The Church calls the 4 weeks before Christmas ‘Advent’ (from the Latin word for ‘coming’) and hopes it stirs us up for Christmas. In normal years that would involve special church services for all ages. This year, at this stage, we just don’t know how much will be possible. So whether in church or not, there is quite a bit to help stir us. Have a look at the Advent page with this newsletter. Hopefully there is something there for everyone. This Sunday is now also known as ‘Christ the King’ Sunday. This reminds us that in the season of Advent we ponder on the mystery that although Christ was born in a stable to ordinary parents, he is none other than the King of the Universe. At the end of his earthly life he rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. So although a king, he ‘emptied himself’ and lived a life that no earthly king would recognise. The readings through Advent will explore this mind-boggling theme. All in all, there’s quite a bit there to stir us up! Ray Samuels