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

Throughout the pandemic we have been serving our community and providing worship and pastoral care.

Letter from Rev. Alex Williams 6th November 2020

Please help us to keep in touch – if you know of any parishioners who might need support because of illness, or bereavement, or any other reason, please let us know via the Parish Office on tel. 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

Please see this week's newsletter for more information about what will be happening in Church

Livestreaming please see Notice Sheet for times and click on one of the following:

On Facebook

On YouTube

Communion services will be provided on Zoom at 10am as 'Spiritual Communion'.  As the priest receives the bread and wine, we will all join in with a prayer that makes the celebration our own Communion.  This is an authorised practice of the Church of England.  Click here

https://zoom.us/j/8301824880?pwd=SC9vRVNOZU5RVGdOcm56NDBCWmxNUT09 

Meeting ID: 830 182 4880
Password: 0N9H4q

Anyone wishing to access a Zoom session via their landline phone needs to do the following:

 

If you come to church, you’ll be asked to observe social distancing, sanitise your hands and give your contact details as you come in. The wearing of a face covering in church is now a legal requirement for everyone over 11 years of age (unless medically exempt).

St Bridget’s church is open for private prayer 2.30pm - 3.30pm   Tuesdays and Fridays

 

Rev Alex Williams Licensing Service available 

Also on YouTube here

 

 

Donations can now be made online click here for details

 

 click here for the Newsletter click here for Epiphany Order of Service

click here for Lockdown Extra

 

Click here to receive our weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dna4j1

 

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

 

In May 2012 we opened the new St Bridget's Centre, which in normal times is available for bookings.  However, the Centre is closed at the moment (except for regular, pre-booked hirers).

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

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thought for the week

BLESS THIS HOUSE – Blessing our homes at Epiphanytide. Even though the tinsel of Christmas may seem long gone we are still celebrating the Epiphany. During this season, there is a tradition of blessing homes and marking them with a sign of welcome based on the visit of the wise men to Jesus with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Using chalk, the door or an adjacent wall is marked with either a simple cross or the traditional formula: 20 + C + M + B + 21. 20 - 21 for the year and then crosses between the letters C, M and B standing for the wise men and also the Latin phrase 'Christus mansionem benedicat', meaning 'Christ bless this house'.