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 May 24th 2014

Today is Pentecost Sunday, sometimes referred to as the birthday of the Church, when we celebrate the giving of the Holy Spirit. Today also happens to be the day in the church year that is St. Augustine’s Day, commemorating Augustine (the first Archbishop of Canterbury) after whom this church is named. So there are two reasons that make this a ‘red letter’ day of celebration.

We note with sadness the death of David Young, whose funeral was held in St. Augustine’s last weekend. Poor health meant that he had not been able to regularly attend here for some time, but David had made a huge contribution to this parish over many years, having served with great dedication as a Churchwarden, as a Lay Reader and as Parish Administrator.

Looking ahead to Sunday 7 June, we have Gradon Harvey (NZ Director of International Needs) preaching in our services on that day. Many parishioners have links with International Needs, particularly with supporting child sponsorship. Gradon will give an update on this important ministry as well as sharing from God’s Word.

Yours in Christ, Philip