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Welcome to St Augustines Church

Hi and welcome to St. Augustine’s.

St Augustines ChurchWe are delighted to share this place of worship with you. We hope you enjoy the beauty of the architecture, which is designed to honour God. Feel free to look around, sit, pray and soak up the tranquility of this beautiful place. Even more, we hope that you will get to know us and join in the life of this church family. We love to welcome and include people, and to offer something for people of all ages. This includes worship services of various styles, small groups that provide friendship and teaching, and many other activities.

Most of all, we hope that you may grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ – building your knowledge of God and being open to all that the Holy Spirit wants to do in you and through you. As a church, we are excited about the mission that God calls all Christians to – to be agents of God’s love and truth to a needy world. We believe that this is what the church exists for.

We would love you to become part of that with us. May the Lord bless you with His peace and grace.

From the Vicar, Sunday August 28th 2016

In October St. Augustine’s will be hosting a group of six people from Kenya who will be in New Zealand as part of a larger group that NZCMS has organised to come and engage in mission here.  Martin will be co-ordinating the involvement of the team that is coming to St Augustine’s.  This will be an exciting opportunity for the parish.

Today I am beginning a four-part sermon series on the Letter to the Philippians, looking at what this letter reveals as four secrets for a complete life.  There is much for us to learn from, and be encouraged by, in this positive little letter.

The singing group in the 9.15am service has decided that it will be going into recess for the foreseeable future.  This group has made a wonderful contribution to the worshipping life of the congregation over many years, and I am very grateful for all their faithful dedication.  A choir may occasionally still come together for special events.

Yours in Christ, Philip