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, in the Diocese of York.
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 Sunday next before Advent and we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. There will be a Benefice Service of Holy Communion at Ingleby Greenhow, commencing at 10 am. The preacher will be Denis Easton, a former Churchwarden at St Hilda’s, Bilsdale Priory; we hope that you will be able to join us.
In the Gospel reading, St Matthew records Jesus, on the Mount of Olives, speaking with His disciples about the last judgement, when the Son of Man would come in glory as the King of Heaven. Just as the farmer with a flock of sheep and goats would divide them, with the sheep on the right and the goats on the left, so the King of Heaven would separate the inhabitants of the nations of the world into two groups, one on His right and the other on His left. Those on the right led a good and decent life and were generous to their neighbours and to those in need, whilst those on the left were selfish and thought only of themselves. Jesus said those on the right would have eternal life, whilst those on the left would be cast into the outer darkness. This vision of eternal life has sustained the followers of Jesus down the ages by encouraging them to live a Christian way of life.
The Bible readings are – Ezekiel 34: verses 11 to 16 and 20 to 24, Ephesians 1: verses 15 to the end and Matthew 25: verses 31 to the end. The appointed psalm is 95, verses 1 to 7 – O come, let us sing unto the Lord; the psalmist calls upon all people to praise God for His greatness and goodness.
Website up-dated 25 November 2023