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 Easter, and we continue to rejoice in the acclamation – Alleluia, He is risen!
There will not be a service in Church tomorrow, but there will be an online service, via Zoom, of Morning Prayer at 10 am – more details from me at firstname.lastname@example.org; we hope that you will be able to join us.
In the Gospel reading, St John records that, on that first Easter Day, when the disciples were gathered together, Jesus entered the room and showed them His hands and His side; they knew then that He was the risen Lord. Thomas, however, had doubts, but then saw and touched His wounds, and also believed. St John reassures us all, in the concluding verse, that “ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing, ye might have life through His name”.
The Bible readings are – Acts 4: verses 32 to 35, 1 John 1: verse 1 to 2: verse 2 and John 20: verses 19 to the end. The appointed psalm is 133 – Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is; the psalmist delights in the blessing of the Lord and in life eternal – the true message of Easter!
We mourn the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and thank God for his long, dedicated and selfless service to Queen and country. May his soul rest in peace and rise again in glory.
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 Wednesday April 10th 2021
S Alphege, Martyr