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.
Good morning and greetings to you all, we hope that you are keeping safe during this extended period of uncertainty and we continue to offer support and re-assurance.
Tomorrow is the Second Sunday of Advent. There will be a Service of Holy at St Augustine’s at 8 am, followed by the Family Service with Holy Communion at 9.30 am. We invite you to join us, you will be most welcome.
In the Gospel reading, St Luke records the Word of God coming to John the Baptist, the son of Zechariah, and causing him to preach the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. John quoted the prophecy of Isaiah, calling upon people to make straight the path for the Lord, so that everyone should see the salvation of God. He was preparing the people for the coming of the Messiah, just as all those who follow the Christian faith look forward, with great hope and anticipation, to the Birth of Jesus at Christmas.
The Bible readings are – Malachi 3: verses 1 to 4, Philippians 1: verses 3 to 11 and Luke 3: verses 1 to 6. The appointed canticle is the Benedictus, from the Service of Morning Prayer – Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; St Luke, in the first chapter of his Gospel, records the song of praise to God, attributed to Zechariah on the birth of his son John.
On Monday there will be a Steps Service at 1.30 pm for all tiny toddlers and those who care for them, all are welcome.
Also on Monday, we celebrate the Feast of St Nicholas of Myra, noted for his generosity to children and from whom the modern-day Father Christmas is derived.
On Thursday, 2nd December, there will be Holy Communion in the church at 10am followed by coffee in the Church Hall. Please join us.
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 4th December 2021