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 Bible Sunday, the last Sunday after Trinity. The congregations of the other three churches in the Benefice will join us for a Service of Holy Communion at St Augustine’s at 9.30 am and the preacher will be the Rev Laura Wild, the curate at Nunthorpe. We hope that you will be able to join us, you will be most welcome.
In the Gospel reading, St John records Jesus speaking to the scribes and the Pharisees in the temple, criticising them for their imperfect knowledge of the scriptures, and in particular their ignorance of Moses’s prophecy of the coming of the Messiah. He made it clear to them that He came in the name of God the Father with the power to do His work on earth and encouraged them to read the scriptures, that they might believe also. This reference to the scriptures underlines the importance of the Holy Bible as a key element of our Christian way of life and forms the basis of our belief in God and his Son.
The Bible readings are – Isaiah 55: verses 1 to 11, 2 Timothy 3: verses 14 to the end and John 5: verses 36 to the end. The appointed psalm is 19, verses 7 to the end – The heavens declare the glory of God; the psalmist writes of his gratitude for the greatness and righteousness of God and for the protection that He gives to all who believe in Him.
On Thursday we celebrate the Apostles Saints Simon and Jude (not to be confused with Judas), two of the original twelve disciples of Jesus.
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 Monday 23 October 2021
SS Simon and Jude
09:30 Service HC