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 Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. There will be no service at St Augustine’s; we meet instead at Ingleby Greenhow for a service of Holy Communion at 9 am. We hope that you will be able to join us, you will be most welcome.
In the Gospel reading, St Mark records Jesus asking His disciples who they thought that He was. Peter replied for them, saying that he was the Messiah, but Jesus asked them not to disclose this, instead speaking of the suffering that would be meted out to Him – rejection by the chief priests and scribes, followed by death, but resurrection after three days. Jesus then addressed the crowd that had gathered, saying that those who believed in Him and the gospel should take up the cross and follow Him, and that suffering in His name on earth would lead to salvation for the soul in heaven. This belief in the gospel and in eternal salvation continues to be at the heart of Christianity.
The Bible readings are – Isaiah 50: verses 4 to 9, James 3: verses 1 to 12 and Mark 8: verses 27 to the end. The appointed psalm is 116, verses 1 to 8 – I am well pleased that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer; the psalmist praises God for His mercy to all those who turn to Him.
On Monday there will be a Steps Service in Church at 1.30 pm for babies, toddlers and those who care for them.
On Tuesday, we remember Holy Cross Day, the commemoration of the cross used in the crucifixion 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 Saturday September 11th 2021
09:30 Service HC
John Coleridge Patteson