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.

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

From Sunday 12th July we are able to hold Sunday services in church again:

8am  Morning Prayer in St Bridget's

10am  Morning Prayer in St Bridget's

10am  Morning Prayer in Caldy Church

The service will also be provided on Zoom at 10am.  See the current news sheet (link below) for details of how to join.

Because of guidelines on infection control, we can't celebrate Communion or sing hymns and we will have to observe restrictions on distancing, touch etc.  But we hope that we will have at least some sense of coming together for worship after so long.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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.

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

Lord God, your Son left the riches of heaven and became poor for our sake: when we prosper save us from pride, when we are needy save us from despair, that we may trust in you alone; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thought for the week

Coronavirus has brought this nation to its knees; it has crippled its finances, put on hold many of its future plans. Many people yearn for ‘normality’ to return. But what do they seek as normal? The prophet Jeremiah wrote ‘Your wrongdoing has upset nature’s order and your sins have kept away her bounty.’ These past months have made us aware of some of our failings and perhaps pointed us towards a new normal…. - We have undervalued care workers, nurses and medical staff, many of whom are from overseas. - We have undervalued the air we breathe, the streams and rivers that give life to the land, the birds, animals and plants with whom we share it. - We have undervalued the poorer nations suffering most from the pandemic through lack of money, medicines and facilities which have been used up by wealthier nations. What a relief it is to read the story of Jesus multiplying five loaves and two small fishes in order to feed over five thousand people. What he was given seemed so insufficient. In his hands, it was more than enough. We may feel that our contribution towards any ‘new normal’ is very inadequate. But Jesus can use and multiply whatever we give. Our offerings may seem pityingly small but in his hands they can change the world. The sign of a good Christian life is to care for all God’s gifts; to love and care for all our neighbours; those near and dear to us, and those on whom we rely for daily needs and services. Small acts of kindness and consideration will be multiplied time and time again. Our world can become a place of peace and harmony. What we are today is God’s gift to us. What we become will be our gift to God. Brian Dodd