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 31st 2014

Many parishioners were here at church last Tuesday for the funeral of Roy Bickers. Roy was a tireless worker for the church; a great friend to many; a man of deep committed faith; a person with many gifts and talents who always contributed wholeheartedly to all that he was involved in. We will miss Roy a great deal, and we keep Claire in our prayers at this time.

Next weekend is our annual Diocesan Synod. Please pray for a Synod in which there is good debate, wise decisions, and a clear leading of the Holy Spirit in the way forward for the diocese.

It is great to have Glenn Slaughter preaching this morning in all of our services. Glenn will be speaking on the theme ‘The Happiest Place On Earth’.

Thinking of happy places; this weekend Lynda and I are in Wellington joining in a celebration of Lynda’s parents’ 60th Wedding Anniversary. It will be a great gathering of all the family there.

Yours in Christ, Philip