Thought for June

A prayer for the Platinum Jubilee

Gracious God, we give you thanks for the reign of your servant Elizabeth our Queen and for the example of loving and faithful service which she has shown among us. Help us to follow her example of dedication and to commit our lives to you and to one another through Jesus Christ our Lord

Tomorrow is the Second Sunday of Trinity. There will be a Benefice Service of Holy Communion at St Cuthbert’s, Kildale, at 10.30 am; we hope that you will be able to join us.


With sadness, we announce the passing of Sylvia King. Her funeral will take place at St Augustine's Church,

on Friday, June 24th, at 11am. 


Memorial Service of Douglas Shaw Forrester-Paton June 22 nd 1921 - December 29th 2019

Douglas’ family are pleased to announce that there will be a memorial service to celebrate Douglas’s life at St Augustine‘s Church, Kirkby on August 17th at 2.00 pm

A reception will follow at 4.00 pm at the Wainstones Hotel, Great Broughton.

All who knew Douglas are invited. If you will be coming, we’d appreciate you letting us know by emailing so that we can cater accordingly.


Changes to the Family Service

From Sunday May 1st the 9.30am Family service will change to Thirty Minutes of Prayer, Praise and Fun. All are warmly invited. This will be a NON eucharistic service. Holy Communion will continue to be available at the 8am service.


Pram Service “Steps”

Pram Service “Steps” for all babies and toddlers and those who care for them.

  13 th June at 1.30pm in Kirkby.

. No Monday Steps during August then we will resume in September,



Christian Aid

A serious matter has just come to light concerning the funds raised in November for the Christmas greetings. An envelope containing cheques, in accordance with National procedures, has gone missing in the post. This serious matter is being followed up. If you can remember donating by cheque in November and are able to see from your accounts that the money is still in your bank perhaps you would be kind enough to rewrite your cheque. These can be put in a plain envelope labelled Christian Aid donation and posted through the letterbox at 42 Kirkby Lane. We are unhappy at having to request this and ask for your understanding. Many thanks for your continued support


Church Warden Needed.

The PCC is seeking a churchwarden - if you can serve as Warden then please contact Ros Tomlinson to discuss the role Tel. 01642 711796.

We offer thanks to Ros Tomlinson who has served as Churchwarden for Kirkby and Great Broughton parish for a number of years. We hope to honour Ros’ work and the support of Maurice at one of the services during the summer.

Many thanks Ros from us all!



Claiming dates - as previously Drinks on the lawn at Westfields, Kirkby on Sunday 17th July



Electoral Roll Enrollment Form

Please consider joining the Electoral Roll for our parish, it gives a stake in the local Christian community and supports the wellbeing of the parish church. A person enrolled in this way may vote in our church meeting and is eligible to take on certain responsibilites such as that of Churchwarden.  The criteria for joining the Roll and details of who to contact may be found in the Application Document (click on the link below.) 

 You are welcome to join us! Rev Dr Anne Heading, Vicar.

           Electoral Form


 Churchyard Maintenance

We have a beautiful, tranquil churchyard but it does need care. Are you available to occassionally join a group of volunteers to generally tidy round e.g. sweep paths, remove leaves?

The Churchyard is a special place for so many of us and it needs your help to keep it special.

Many thanks to the two people who have volunteered. Their efforts are much appreciated. 

However, there is still much work to be done and anybody wishing to join our small group please contact me, 

Ros Tomlinson 01642 711796, you can work individually or part of a group.

The BBC continues to broadcast the Sunday service at 8.10 am on Radio 4.  In addition, the services, and the wide range of readings and prayers, on the Church of England, Diocese of York and York Minster websites – and – continue to provide a spiritual resource and re-assurance.

There are a number of resources both on air and on line which we hope you will find helpful.  These include:

  • the service each Sunday on BBC Radio 4 at 8.10 am;
  • a Hymn for the Day and the Sunday Service from the Royal School of Church Music (, to which St Augustine’s is affiliated;
  •  both the Church of England ( and the Diocese of York(, they provide a wide range of readings and prayers of support and encouragement.

The Parish Newsletter for June has been published and can be accessed here

The Book of Psalms can be a great source of comfort and inspiration; Psalms 16 - Preserve me, O God, 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd -  and 121 – I will lift up mine eyes to the hills – are commended.

The Church has a Facebook page  - St Augustine’s, Kirkby & Great Broughton - which, like the website, is regularly up-dated