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 Second Sunday before Lent. There will be a Service of Holy Communion at St Augustine’s at 8 am, followed by a short Service of Praise, Worship and Fun at 9.30 am. We hope that you will be able to join us.
In the Gospel reading, St John reveals the great mystery of the incarnation of Jesus, the embodiment of the Word of God. In the first verse he wrote that “In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God.” He stated that a man called John was sent by God to prepare the people, through baptism, for the coming of Jesus into the world, and to be a witness of Him as the true Light in whom all people should believe. He recorded that Jesus, as the Word of God, was born and lived as a human being, full of grace and truth. The Word of God, shining through the life and work of Jesus Christ, is at the very heart of the Christian faith.
The Bible readings are – Proverbs 8: verses 1 and 22 to 31, Colossians 1: verses 15 to 20 and John 1: verses 1 to 14. The appointed psalm is 104, verses 26 to the end – Praise the Lord, O my soul; the psalmist praises God for his goodness to all people.
On Thursday, there will be a Service of Holy Communion at 10 am.