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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 May 29th 2016

Kevin and I both enjoyed a very good Diocesan Clergy Conference during this last week, which was held at Pudding Hill, near Methven.  This annual gathering of the clergy of the Diocese was a beneficial time of refreshing and fellowship.  The main speaker was John Pritchard, former bishop of Oxford, who gave encouraging and gently challenging talks on the ongoing discipleship of those who are ordained.  We also enjoyed worship, prayer and Bible studies together.  The venue is in a great setting and the weather played its part by opening up wonderful vistas with clear skies.  The periods of free time allowed for walks in that great environment, and for outings to nearby cafes, and for many conversations with colleagues.  All in all, it was one of the best clergy conferences that I’ve attended.

Yours in Christ, Philip