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

Although our church building is closed, we are still serving our community and providing worship and pastoral care.

If you would like someone to be in touch with you, please contact our Parish Office on 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

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"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 

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

 

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

 

 

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 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

Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thought for the week

There is an icon painted by Andrei Rublev in the early 15th century called 'The Holy Trinity'. ‘Icon’ is a Greek word meaning image – used to describe religious paintings which have a prominent place in life and worship of the Eastern Orthodox church. Icons are not naturalistic painting. They are more like a design, painted to provide a window to prayer. This one depicts the story of the three angels coming to Abraham in Genesis chapter 18; the artist wants it to take us to the Trinity. Most scholars think the figure on the left is the Father, with the Son in the middle and Spirit on the right both inclining their heads towards him. They are all clothed in blue – the colour of divinity. The Father’s blue is covered with a shimmering glory; the Son’s blue is draped over the red of humanity; the blue of the Spirit is beneath the green of life and growth. They all carry the same staff of authority. In the story of Abraham, the angels gather for a meal; here, the figures gather round the chalice towards which the Son is pointing. The figures focus on the crucifixion as the centre of their mission. I love the wonderful attentiveness between them. It reminds me of what I love about country dancing. When we dance, we have to be closely attentive to each other; otherwise the pattern of the dance is lost. Courtesy is key. No-one is more important than anyone else and everyone is essential. This is how it is with God. The mystery of the Trinity is about relationship. In this time of crisis, we are re-assessing our priorities and finding that relationships are most important than anything else. Trinity Sunday invites us into the relationship which is God. We are invited to take up the fourth place at the table…. During lockdown, we have all been missing meeting with family and friends around a table. But as we make time and space to be with God, to let God love us, we will find that relationship with those we are missing, with ourselves, with creation, is being renewed. Of course I’m sad I can’t go country dancing. We’re all sad we can’t come to church. But we are not on our own. If we believe in the Holy Trinity, we can come together with God, with each other, with all creation, as we learn to pray. Prayer is not an aery-faery non-essential. It is not a specialised subject with no relevance to daily life. It is from within relationship with God that we discover what it means to be in relationship with each other. If we are open to God, prayer will lead to practical action. Let’s each try this week to set time aside to sit down and pray - whether with this icon, or Lectio 365, or some other resource. Take your place at the table. You are an honoured guest! Anne Samuels