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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 July 27th 2014

The unexpected death last weekend of the Dean of Christchurch, Lynda Patterson, after a short illness, has been a shock and reason for much sadness. Lynda was a very highly respected colleague, who gave much to the ministry of the cathedral and to the diocese.  She was also a true friend to many and lived out a deep faith in Christ.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

This week Richard & Jana Coates are heading to Kenya to begin a few weeks on a short-term mission placement at Kijabe Hospital.  Richard will be volunteering his specialist skills in Radiology.  Kijabe Hospital is a medical facility offering compassionate medical treatment and medical training, all in the context of Christian ministry.  It is great to see Richard & Jana going to serve in this way. On their way to Kijabe they will also meet up with Martin Kariuki, whom we hope will be joining us very soon as our Youth Pastor.

Last orders may be made today for Hornsoggle Ferret.  Samples of these 2 children’s books, together with a soft toy of that character, are at the back of the church, along with an order form.  These are being sold in support of the widow of the author, and also as a fundraiser for our Hall redevelopment.  The cost of the set of both books plus the toy that goes with them is the amazingly cheap price of only $20; order as many sets as you wish.  Payment will be made on delivery, so you don’t have to ‘ferret’ out the cash today!

Yours in Christ, Philip