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.

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

We are now able to offer Holy Communion at all our morning services:  at 8am in St Bridget's and at 10am in St Bridget's and Caldy Church.

We have been looking at all the safety measures we will need to take.  We won't be able to offer wine.  Communion will be 'in one kind' - but that will not make it less 'valid'!  When it comes to the distribution of Communion, we will be invited to come up to the altar one at a time and receive an individual wafer.

The service 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.  See the current news sheet (link below) for details of how to join.

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

 

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   click here for A service of Holy Communion     click here for the News Sheet   Click here for 'Thought for the Week' click here for  Caldy Sermon click here for J.Bowers thoughts

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Ray tells the story of 'Hopeful the Frog' click:  https://youtu.be/MmiEXErzDo8

"Heart to Heart Meditation for the COVID Crisis No1"   https://youtu.be/oTYEkruI2t0​

"Heart to Heart Meditation for the COVID Crisis No2"   https://youtu.be/mBkavq6ZYy8 

"Heart to Heart Meditation for the COVID Crisis No3".  https://youtu.be/ZPKFh_g7C0U

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.

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

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Thought for the week

Remember bookshops? It’s been hard for them during lockdown, and even though they’ve gone to great lengths to re-open with all the government restrictions in place, I for one certainly don’t feel able to browse in the same old way. Anyway, in all bookshops there will be a ‘self-help’ shelf where you can find any number of titles that will tell us ‘how to be happy’. Answers range from eating the right food, through adopting the right posture, to marrying the right person! The Bible also has plenty to say about how to be happy. Perhaps we can summarise its answer like this: Happy are those who really believe there is a God, that this God loves them and that he will communicate with them as they read the Bible. Jews and Christians have always believed this to be true. But there’s a condition attached! If we want God to communicate with us through the Bible, then it matters how we read it. Just skimming over a passage or hearing it read aloud is normally insufficient to catch all that God wants to say to us. Instead we are told to ‘meditate’ on the words we read. That means we need to chew over and ponder the passage before us. It assumes there will be something here that God wants to say to us. Most times it should be pretty clear, at other times we will need to do a bit of digging. Whichever, in this way we begin to feel that God, through regular reading of the Bible, is teaching us how to live. To give this a try, why not ponder and chew over Psalm 1 v 3. Assume God will speak to you through it, ask it questions, sit with it – and only then decide: what is it that God is saying to me? Such practice is the Bible’s way of making us happy. Ray Samuels