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 Nov 30 2014

Today is the first Sunday in the season of Advent; this wonderful season when we celebrate the coming of our Lord – culminating in the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. We will be holding a number of special seasonal services during this time – an insert in this newsletter has details of those. I do encourage you to get to those services and also to invite others to come with you.

Today at 11am our Youth are leading a service based around a drama on the life of Daniel. It is great to have this creative input from our young people. Next Sunday, again in 11am, several of our young people will be baptised. We will rejoice, as a church family, at the faith commitment that they will be expressing in baptism.

Last weekend our Men’s Retreat, held in Hanmer, was a great time. A variety of activities (cycling, tramping, hot pools, etc., etc.), great food, thoughtful study sessions, and relaxing together. We look forward to more men’s events in the future.

Yours in Christ, Philip