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 26th April 2015

This weekend is the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. Therefore we have a focus in our worship today which reflects that profoundly significant event in the life of our nation. As we reflect on that historic event we are also aware of the reality of suffering and loss that was experienced by those who went to war and by those who remained and who longed for their return. We will also reflect on the place of sacrifice, and the learnings from our faith that add further depth of meaning to this weekend’s commemoration.

We also note with pleasure two recent landmarks for parishioners. Jim and Shirley King have recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary, what a blessing to reflect on 60 years together. Also, Aldy Butcher has just celebrated her 95th birthday, how wonderful! Congratulations to Jim & Shirley, and to Aldy, on these special milestones.

Yours in Christ, Philip