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

Welfare for Parishes

Embracing Change

More than 200 people attended the meeting last week in St Matthew’s Academy, including fifteen from St Bride’s. This meeting was part of a process which is far from complete and so is on-going. After prayer, the meeting began with an explanation of what the priests of the deanery have been doing together on this subject over the last few months, after which there was discussion in groups of about ten people followed by comments from each group. Various points of view emerged from this exercise, but, in the end, the general agreement was that a group of around 100 - 120 people from the various parishes should experience for themselves something of the process of reflection which the priests have gone through so as to be able to communicate this to their parishes. This, God willing, will take happen on Sunday 7th September. The meeting will last four hours, from 2.00. – 6.00.p.m., and we need ten volunteers to attend from St Bride’s. The hope is that these will represent different age-groups and different points of view and so will be a reflection of the whole parish. So please let me know if you are interested in going to the meeting. It may be, of course, that not everyone who wishes to go will be able to do so. The next stage after that, I should imagine, would be general meeting of the parish to where we can all have some experience of the overall process..