We hope that at this special time you will find the good news of Jesus changing your lives.  It’s been a challenging year for many of us, with huge changes both personally and as a church. It has often been tough.  We have said goodbye to many

people through death and theological differences, and that has been very sad.  But let us not forget we are here because we are part of God’s family and God wants us here – He has called all of us to celebrate being His people in this community of Cashmere and serve those around us.

We look forward to the New Year with expectation and excitement knowing that the God that sent his son Jesus, is with us here at St Augustine’s Cashmere!  We are praying that He guides us as we follow him as disciples and discover what He is doing for us to join in with!  So as we celebrate, let us tell each other the good news of Jesus, pray for one another and look forward to new things in the New Year!

Wherever you are over this holiday time we pray that you will be refreshed and rested.  Don’t forget that you can stay up to date with church news and events on our Facebook page @staugscashmere and our website.

Finally may the joy of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, the worship of the wise men and the peace of the Christ child be yours this Christmas.

Blessings and peace

Matthew and Claire (and family – Hannah, Peter and James !!)