Welcome to St Bride's Church, West Kilbride

St Bride's exists to be a community where men and women of faith gather to be fed by both the Word and the Eucharist so that they can go out into the world to be witnesses to the Resurrection and the presence of the Risen Jesus in the world and in history. This means doing everything we can to make the teachings of Jesus, as we read them in the four gospels, a living reality in society. Above all, this means reaching out to the poor in all their shapes and forms. But, for this to happen, we have to develop in ourselves a theology and a spirituality which enable us to move beyond the limitations of traditional religion and enter the much richer and more profound world of faith. This journey from religion to faith is at the heart of everything that happens in St Bride's.

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What else can I say to you all for the surprise birthday party which took place last Sunday? It was a wonderful occasion, not just for me, but for everyone who took part. Everywhere I have gone this week people have wanted to talk about it. So thank you all for coming and a very special thanks to the people who did all the work that made it possible. Throughout the afternoon I felt a deep sense of gratitude to God for all that he has done for me over the years and especially for the fact that, in his providence, I am here in West Kilbride. Thank you, too, for all your cards and for the gift of an i-pad. I am learning to use it and am delighted with it. Mind you, there have been moments when I have lost patience with it – or should that be with myself – and have even used a few bad words. But I am making progress.  Some photos form the event can be viewed on the parish Twitter site at https://twitter.com/stbridesWK