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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 June 28th 2015

We are privileged today to welcome Ed Loane as he preaches in our services this morning. Ed comes from Sydney where he is a lecturer in Church History and Doctrine at Moore College. He will be preaching today on responses to the resurrection of Jesus.

Ed is also giving the annual William Orange Memorial Lecture hosted by Latimer Fellowship and held at St. Saviour’s Church in Colombo Street at 2.30pm this Sunday. Ed will be speaking then on ‘William Temple and the Practice of Church Unity’. Unity in the church is a very relevant topic at this time, it will be helpful to get along to this lecture and hear Ed’s input on what it is that forms the real basis for unity in the church.

In the 11am service today we have the great joy of celebrating the baptisms of three of our youth (Patrick Henkel, Myfanwy Stuart and Olivia Sandes). We hold them in our prayers as they make this commitment to following our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Please note the request for tools and other useful items to be donated for Vanuatu. More details are elsewhere in this newsletter. Any items can be taken directly to the Transitional Cathedral on Saturday (July 4).

Yours in Christ, Philip