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 and is part of 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.
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 Third Sunday of Epiphany and there will be a Benefice Service of Holy Communion at 9.30 am. The preacher will be Rev Jan Nobel, the Diocesan Green Ambassador, and he will dedicate a Barn Owl box, constructed locally for the church environmental group and to be located in the churchyard. We hope that you will be able to join us, as always, you will be most welcome.
In the Gospel reading, St Luke records that Jesus, full of the Spirit of God, taught in the synagogues in Galilee and was praised by all. In Nazareth, He read from that part of the book of Isaiah which prophesied that the Messiah would come to preach the gospel to the poor, to heal the sick and to free those who had been wrongly imprisoned. Jesus made it plain, to those that would hear, that the prophesy had been fulfilled in Him. Our Lord’s goodness to those who heard him and who believed in Him is recorded in the Gospels and in the words and deeds of the Apostles, and continues to sustain all those who follow the Christian way of life.
The Bible readings are – Nehemiah 8: verses 1 to 3, 5 to 6 and 8 to 10, 1 Corinthians 12: verses 12 to 31 and Luke 4: verses 14 to 21. The appointed psalm is 19 – The heavens declared the glory of God – the psalmist tells of the greatness of God and of the goodness and mercy shown by Him to all who follow His commandments.
On Thursday we celebrate the Conversion of Paul on the road to Damascus.
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 22nd January 2022
Conversion of Paul
SS Timothy and Titus
S Thomas Aquinas
Presentation of Christ