Hi and welcome to St. Augustine’s.
We 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.
It’s hard to believe that next Sunday (30 October) will be my last in St. Augustine’s. I gather that my presence will also be required in some sort of gathering on the evening of Friday 28th ! It’s hard to put into words the many feelings that I have during this time of preparing to leave you all. The reality will sink in for me, I’m sure, over the next couple of weeks. Our forthcoming move to Golden Bay parish will be a whole new adventure for Lynda and I; it will also mark the beginning of a new chapter in God’s plan for St. Augustine’s. The Lord has all these changes in his hands, and we can all place our confidence and trust in him for the future.
Yours in Christ, Philip