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, in 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.
The services on Sunday 3rd December 2023 at St Augustine’s are 8 am Holy Communion and 9:30 am Praise, Worship, and Fun with Baptism. Everyone is welcome.
The readings for the First Sunday of Advent are: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-8, 18-20; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-end.
Almost everywhere around us we see the celebration of Christmas. On the television Christmas specials and adverts are being aired. On the streets and in homes the decorations are going up. The church, however, is rather different. This week’s Gospel reading is about the end times, the end of the world. Advent is the time of preparation for the coming of Jesus into the world at Christmas. That is history, however, and we are called now to anticipate the return of Jesus in triumph when the Son of Man (Jesus) comes in power and glory. The call for us here is to keep watch, for that time will certainly come, and not get so embroiled in activity that we are unprepared for the return of Jesus. Are you keeping awake?
Website up-dated 2nd December 2023
00:00 No service at Kirkby