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 Sixth Sunday of Easter, and we continue to rejoice in the acclamation – Alleluia, He is risen! There will not be a service in Church tomorrow, but there will be an online service, via Zoom, of Morning Prayer at 10 am – more details from me at email@example.com; I hope that you will be able to join us.
In the Gospel reading, St John records how Jesus expressed His love for the disciples and exhorted that they, too, should love one another, referencing His death and resurrection in the well-known verse, “greater love hath no man than this, that he lays down his life for his friends”. He said that he had chosen them and He encouraged them to go and bring forth fruit; in other words to spread the gospel of Christ throughout the world. In that sense we are all disciples of Jesus as we try to live the Christian way of life.
The Bible readings are – Acts 10: verses 44 to the end, 1 John 5: verses 1 to 6, and John 15: verses 9 to 17. The appointed psalm is 98 – O sing unto the Lord a new song; the Psalmist asks the whole world to praise God for His mercy and fairness to all.
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 Sunday May 9th 2021