Welcome to the website of St Augustine’s – the Church of England in Kirkby-in-Cleveland and Great Broughton. The inhabitants of our two villages have professed their Christian faith, and have worshipped on this site, for over a thousand years and we continue this wonderful tradition.
We are part of a four-church benefice which includes the Parishes of Ingleby Greenhow, Kildale and Chop Gate.
You will find information on the team, on the services in our church and on our support for all in the community at the key points in their lives, by scrolling through the following pages. The calendar of services and the notice pages, which are regularly up-dated, are a good first point of reference.
Tomorrow is the Ninth Sunday after Trinity and is often known as Lammas Day, the day on which, in mediaeval times, the first loaf from the new harvest was brought to church for consecration. There will be a Service of Holy Communion at 8 am, followed by the Family Service with Holy Communion and hymns at 9.30 am, we hope that you will be able to join us.
In the Gospel reading, St John records how Jesus spoke to the crowds who, after the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand, had gathered to see Him at Capernaum. He told them that He had been sent by God and that they should not work for the food that perished but for that food provided by God. Jesus said to them “I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst”. This emphatic statement of the goodness of God to all who believe in Him is central to the Christian way of life
The Bible readings are – Exodus 16: verses 2 to 4 and 9 to 15, Ephesians 4: verses 1 to 16 and John 6: verses 24 to 35. The appointed psalm is 78, verses 23 to 29 – Hear my law, O my people; the psalmist praises God for His great mercy, even to those who did not believe in Him.
On Friday we celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord, when Jesus appeared in a blaze of light, together with Moses and Elijah, to Peter, James and John.
The BBC continues to broadcast the Sunday service at 8.10 am on Radio 4, The services, and the wide range of readings and prayers, on the Church of England, Diocese of York and York Minster websites –churchofengland.org, dioceseofyork.org.uk/onlineworship and yorkminster.org – provide a spiritual resource for these difficult times.
With best wishes and every blessing
Website up-dated Saturday July 31st 2021