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.

Evangelii Gaudium

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 THANK YOU SO MUCH As I write this, Easter has not yet come, but I thank all those who have contributed in any way to this year’s celebration of Holy Week. It is always risky to name people, but I am thinking of the kind of individuals who clean the church, arrange the flowers, provide the music, exercise the ministries at Mass, volunteer to have their feet washed and so on. I was particularly pleased this year that three of those who had their feet washed were women. My deeply held conviction is that such  celebrations should be simple but meaningful and for that reason I omit many of the more complicated parts of the liturgy you will find perhaps in other parishes: like bobbing up and down during the bidding prayers on Good Friday for example. But I hope what we have done has meant something to you. It has to me.