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 November 29th 2015

Vestry has been working in recent months revising and refining our parish vision to give substance to our direction for the next five years. This 2020 Vision does not dramatically change our central aims, but does grow out of the changed context for our ministry and mission that has come in the last few years. We believe that, as our community now emerges from the focus on the most demanding phase of earthquake recovery, there is a renewed energy within the parish for growing our ministry and mission. Now is the time to commit ourselves afresh to what the Lord may do through us.

Copies of the 2020 Vision document are available this morning. I encourage you to read this, and to reflect and pray about your unique contribution to the outworking of this vision

The next step will be the development of a new Five Year Plan to put in place the steps that will progressively make this vision more of a reality.

This is an exciting time for us as a parish as we seek to fulfil the potential that the Lord has given us to serve him.

Yours in Christ, Philip