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  • 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter, and we continue to rejoice in the acclamation – Alleluia, He is risen!   There will be a United Benefice Service of Holy Communion at St Hilda’s, Chop Gate, at 10 am; we hope that you will be able to join us.

    In the Gospel reading, St John records Jesus speaking with His disciples and explaining that if the people loved Him, they would obey Him and follow Him, since this was the will of God, the Father of all.   He said that God would send the Holy Spirit upon them to enable them to propagate the gospel to the whole world.   In a clear indication that He would shortly leave them to be with God the Father, He said “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you…. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.  These well-known words continue to be of great support and encouragement to those who follow the Christian faith, not least in times of adversity. 

    The Bible readings are – Acts16: verses 9 to 15, Revelation 21: verses 10, 22 and 22: verse 5 and John 14: verses 23 to 29.   The appointed psalm is 67 – God be merciful to us and bless us; in this psalm, often sung at Evensong, the writer praises God for His greatness and urges all people to praise the name of the Lord. 

    On Thursday, we celebrate Ascension Day, when our Lord ascended to God the father in heaven and there will be a Service of Holy Communion at 10 am.   The three preceding days are Rogation Days during which we pray to God for His blessing on all people and for His protection from adversity.

    Looking ahead, the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee in the Parish will take place on Thursday 2 June and will commence with a service in Church at 10 am – more details shortly.

    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.

    Anne Heading

    Website up-dated Thursday May 21st 2022

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