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.

 

St Bridget’s and Caldy Churches

Following the Prime Minister’s broadcast last Monday evening, both churches are now closed and all events in St Bridget’s Centre and Caldy Hall are cancelled until further notice.

Pastoral work will continue and please inform Paula Cobby (tel. 0151 625 2739 / email office@stbridgetschurch.org.uk) in the Parish Office about anyone who requires a visit from a minister.  We maintain an online presence on the web.

It is the duty of all of us to provide pastoral care at this difficult time.  As we all know there is great anxiety at the moment and probably much sickness will develop over the next few weeks.  For the Christian it goes without saying that we must be where Christ is:  with those who require our help.  Please do keep an eye in particular on those who are elderly and / or alone.

Finally we should all pray for the parish, our community and all across the world who are affected by this terrible pandemic.

 

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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 

"All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church's ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present. 

"Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up."

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

Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world: lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shedding of our Saviour's blood, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thought for the week

At a party once, so it’s said, the rock star Mick Jagger said to the jazz singer George Melly, who was staring at Jagger’s face, ‘No, George, these aren’t wrinkles on my face – these are laughter lines’. To which Melly replied: ‘Mick, nothing’s that funny’. It’s a sad fact that it’s easier to see wrinkles than laughter lines in these extraordinary times. None of us can quite believe what is happening. So now is the time we all have to dig deeper into our personal reserves, contact our friends – and hold on to our faith. Easter is laughter lines from start to finish. Everything, literally everything, changes in the light of the Resurrection. It was the biggest event since the Creation! It vindicated Jesus (he is the Son of God) and it vindicates us (we are loved by God, and this life is not all there is). Belief in the Resurrection isn’t an appendage to the Christian faith, it is the Christian faith. St Bridget’s and Caldy church is a group of Christians in West Kirby who believe this, even when we can’t meet together on Sundays. Prayer • Feel the chair beneath you and your feet on the ground. Become aware of your breathing. Every breath is a gift. God holds you in being. • Memorise and slowly repeat these words from Philippians 3, I want to know Christ and the power of his Resurrection. Imagine God saying them to you ‘I want you to know Christ…’ Say the words as your response to Him. Make them yours. Ray.