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 October 4th 2015

Euthanasia is an issue which is increasingly being discussed in New Zealand and is being investigated at a government level by a Health Select Committee.  This is a debate which goes to the heart of beliefs about life and death; on how we support people facing death and those who want to die; and on how we care for those who are most vulnerable.  This is an issue that has wide-ranging implications for the future direction of our society.  A copy of a pamphlet prepared by Family First NZ is included with this newsletter to assist with our engaging with this debate.

Our annual Parish Day of Giving is coming up on Sunday 18 October.  You will receive a letter and Day of Giving envelope in the mail during the coming week.  I do encourage you to give as you are able at our Day of Giving as a contribution to the continuing growth of our parish ministry and mission.

It was good to see so many attend the discussion on ‘Motion 30’ last Wednesday evening. The presentation that Jay Behan gave was thorough and very helpful.  That presentation was recorded and will be available for a while to listen to via the parish website.

Yours in Christ, Philip