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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Week of Prayer

The Week of Prayer this year will begin on the evening of Sunday 19th October, and  the list for names has been available at the back of the Church since last weekend. It would be very helpful if all names of those taking part were on the list by the end of the month so that preparations can be made in good time. These weeks  are a very simple way of experiencing an Ignatian Retreat in the midst of daily life without having to travel to some far away retreat centre somewhere. The structure could not be simpler: a period of prayer at a time of your own choice during the day and a short meeting with a ‘director’ at a prearranged time in the evening. It is very simple, and countless people in the diocese have benefited greatly from such an experience over the years. When I was in Kilmarnock we had one every year for more than twenty years and there were people who took part in every single one, so helpful did they find it. Anyone can do it. There is nothing to be afraid of and a lot to be gained.