St Bridget's Parish Church serves the small town of West Kirby, on the Dee estuary.

The Church was founded by Christian Vikings from Ireland, so we have a thousand years of experience of bringing people the good news of the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. People who come into St Bridget's today still encounter God's love in the beautiful, holy building and in reflective worship and stimulating preaching. We are trying to represent the Church of England at its best.

 

COVID-19

Although our church building is closed, we are still serving our community and providing worship and pastoral care.

If you would like someone to be in touch with you, please contact our Parish Office on 0151 625 2739 or email   office@stbridgetschurch.org.uk
The Churchwardens at our churches can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning 0151 625 2389 or 0151 625 1636 (St Bridget's) or 0151 342 0141 or 0151 625 8510 (Caldy)

Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.

Facebook: @StBridgetsChurchWestKirby           

Twitter: @StBandCaldy

Re-opening our churches for Private Prayer

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to open our churches for private prayer in a limited way from Monday 22nd June:

St Bridget’s             2.30pm - 3.30pm   Tuesdays and Fridays

Caldy                         10 – 11am   Mondays and Thursdays

Following guidance from the Church of England, we will all have to keep up hygiene measures and social distancing.  At St. Bridget’s, only part of the church will be available to sit in (to make cleaning duties easier).  Unfortunately, we’re not allowed to provide any kind of services so it will be private prayer only.  If you have any queries, please contact Dave Wright (625 2389).  Dave would also be glad to hear from anyone under 70 who might be able to help with ‘stewarding’ while people are in church.  (If we have more helpers, we’ll be able to open for longer.)

 

click here. to download the upcoming Sermon.  click here for previous sermon.  click here for Worship  click here for the News Sheet   Click here for 'Thought for the Week'

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Ray tells the story of 'Hopeful the Frog' click:  https://youtu.be/MmiEXErzDo8

"Heart to Heart Meditation for the COVID Crisis No1"   https://youtu.be/oTYEkruI2t0​

"Heart to Heart Meditation for the COVID Crisis No2"   https://youtu.be/mBkavq6ZYy8 

"Heart to Heart Meditation for the COVID Crisis No3".  https://youtu.be/ZPKFh_g7C0U

Click here for a message from our new Rector Revd Alex Williams 

Barnabas Fund click here for information and to support 

St Bridget's, West Kirby and Caldy Church take the safety of everyone within our churches very seriously, and expects that everyone will work within the safeguarding policy of the Parish, a copy of which can be found on our noticeboards. 

In particular, the Parish expects anyone who becomes aware of a safeguarding risk with children or vulnerable adults, or an actual abuse, to raise this immediately with the person(s) with responsibility for safeguarding within the Parish. 

The Safeguarding Co-ordinator for the Parish is Bethan Halpenny, contacted on 07837 755214     bethanhc@live.co.uk

Alternatively, contact Pauline Butterfield (the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer) on 01928-718834 Ext 221 

Click here to view the Past Cases Review procedure

 

 

May 2012 we opened the new St Bridget's Centre, which is available for bookings.

There are strong links with the excellent Church Primary School next door.

We have many weddings, baptisms and funerals each year - click here for contact details if you wish to enquire.

Caldy Church is the daughter Church of St Bridget's, and has served Caldy Village in the name of Jesus Christ for a hundred years.

We are an Inclusive Church, a Fair Trade Parish and an Eco-Congregation.

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Prayer for the week

God our saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Thought for the week

‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me, welcomes the one who sent me.’ Matthew 10:40 ‘The church had lost its way. The worship was lifeless and the fellowship was superficial. In desperation the Rector went to a local monastery to consult a respected holy monk. Having listened to the problem the monk only gave a short reply. ‘The cause is clear. Your church is suffering from the sin of neglect. Jesus has come to your congregation in disguise’. On the way home the Rector’s heart beat fast. Fancy, Jesus is one of our congregation! Might it be the Warden? The person who gives out the books? The lady who sits at the back and leaves early? The treasurer? No, surely not him, but then the monk did say Jesus was in disguise… When the Rector told the church, everyone was amazed. ‘Jesus is one of us, but he’s in disguise and so it might be any one of us’. From then on everyone started treating everyone else as if they might be Jesus. In no time a new sense of love and care had spread throughout the congregation. Everyone was listened to and treated with a deeper respect. The sense of fellowship had deepened. The worship also changed. It became more real and vibrant. God has sent Jesus to be part of our congregation! This is a God worthy of our love and praise.’ A lovely story. And ‘welcome’ is such a lovely word. It touches us somewhere deep inside, like the words peace and home. We all have a basic need to feel welcome. To welcome someone is to be pleased they have come to see you. How amazing that God welcomes us. It’s such good news, and I often have to remind myself it’s true, especially on the more difficult days! Am I a ‘welcoming person’? What could I do to make someone else feel more welcome today? It’s just possible I might welcome Jesus in disguise! Ray Samuels