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Church Services September 2018

Saturday 1st September
4pm Messy Church

Sunday 2nd September
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

11am Parish Communion

Tues 4th Holy Communion

Sunday 9th September
The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

11am Parish Communion

Sunday 16th September
The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

11am Baptism

Tues 18th Holy Communion

Sunday 23rd September
The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

11am Morning Worship

Sunday 30th September
The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

11am Churches Together

 

Dates for your diary

Saturday 1st Sept
4pm Messy Church

Monday 3rd Sept
7.30pm PCC

Monday 10th Sept
7.30 Friends meet

Saturday 22nd Sept
Coffee Morning 10.30am - noon

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September 2018 Letter from Sarah

SarahFarrimondthumbSeptember is a time for new beginnings in all sorts of ways: after a quieter time in August things kick off again at this time and speed up as the church year picks up its pace after the quiet months of ‘Ordinary Time’ and major festivals start to loom on the horizon.

And we have lots to look forward to at St Augustine’s. There are many events about to take place: Messy Church, Film Club, Coffee Mornings and the November Fair. And I would like to warmly encourage you to take part and to support all of these and more. 

But as well as looking forward let’s take a moment to look back too. Over the last few weeks in church the gospel readings have focussed on bread: on Jesus as the ‘bread of life’ and on various stories in the Bible that centre of God’s people ‘breaking bread’ ie eating bread together.

Bread is something good to think with: necessary, wholesome and therefore a good picture of something that we really need to keep us going. But bread is not just something to talk about. Bread is also something physically necessary. When we eat together, we receive the nourishment we need and we also slow down, we talk, we make a space where we can get to know each other a bit better, we build a community. In a small way this has been happening at the pop up cafes that have taken place through August. In a bigger way it happens week by week at church. Our worship is, in fact centred round a meal: a meal that invites us to look back and then to look forwards into the future with its challenges and its joys

With my prayers and Best wishes

Revd Sarah Farrimond

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

As part of the centenary of the First World War the CWGC are working on a project to erect Commission signs at sites that contain war graves. A sign will be installed at St Augustine’s church in memory of Private Alfred Craven 45467. 16th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who died on 05 December 1918 Age 20. Son of Joseph and Clara Craven of Scissett.

Please make contact if you have any more information about Private Craven, we’d love to hear from you.

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The Friends of St Augustine’s meet about six times a year to arranged fundraising events for St Augustine’s church. If you would like to be part of this group please contact

Revd Kate Currie curatekate@icloud.com 07949850460

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