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 Second Sunday of Trinity; the Service of Holy Communion will be at Ingleby Greenhow (not Kirkby) at 9 am; we hope that you will be able to join us, you will be most welcome. On Monday there will be a short, interactive, service at 1.30 pm for toddlers and pre-school children, accompanied by parents and/or carers, please come along and join in!
In the Gospel reading, St Mark records that Jesus, speaking in the form of a parable to His disciples, likened the kingdom of God to fertile ground which nourished seeds and plants, leading to a fruitful harvest. He used the example of a tiny mustard seed which became a large and tall bush, a vivid explanation of the growth and spread of the word of God which has continued across the centuries.
The Bible readings are – Ezekiel 17: verses 22 to the end, 2 Corinthians 5: verses 6 to 10 and 14 to 17, and Mark 4: verse 26 to 34. The appointed psalm is 92, verses 1 to 4 and 12 to the end – It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord; the psalmist praises God for His great goodness.
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 June 12th 2021
S Etheldreda, Abbess
Birth of John the Baptist