Church Services January 2018

Sunday 7th January
11am St Augustine’s Parish Communion

Tues 9th January
St Augustine’s Holy Communion

Sunday 14th January
Epiphany 2
11am St Augustine’s Parish Communion

Sunday 21st January
Epiphany 3
11am St Augustine’s Parish Communion

Tues 23rd January
St Augustine’s Holy Communion

Sunday 28th January
Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
11am St Augustine’s Morning Worship


Dates for your diary

Monday 8th January
7.30pm St Augustine’s PCC

Monday 22nd January
7.30 pm Friends Meeting

Saturday 27th January
10.30 - 12 noon. Coffee Morning


A Winter letter

As the new year begins and we look forward to the arrival of Revd Dr Sarah Farrimond as the new Priest-in-charge there are other new beginnings in the Church of England.

An updated website has been launched that you might want to have a look at www.churchofengland.org. A lot of research has gone into this site to make it user friendly and to help Christians grow in faith. It is simple to navigate with a good search engine. There is a section called Our faith that explains Christianity in an engaging way with new videos and Faith in action films that bring to life the missional work of the Church. There is also a streamlined Prayer and worship section, and a new Life events section that clearly explains baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals as well as vocations. Finally there is a new A Church Near You section making it easier to find your local church.

I have just discovered www.soulfood.me and I used the daily reflections through Advent and Christmas. Other useful websites are www.rejesus.co.uk and also at www.churchofengland.org you can access daily services or download the free Daily Prayer app.

In the Autumn we ran a START! Course which was a great place to ask questions and find some answers. Other similar short courses are Alpha and Pilgrim. Have a look at www.alpha.org/try or www.pilgrimcourse.org. Regular discussion groups and events during the week are good places to meet others and explore worship, prayer and faith such as Messy Church, (the next Messy Church at St Augustine’s is on Saturday 3rd March, 4pm).

My hope and prayer is that all of these websites will help Christians to grow in faith and give those exploring Christianity the opportunity to know the love of Jesus Christ in their lives.

Away from the technology, as we step out into the new year, full of new opportunities and possibilities, please don’t forget that there is always a warm welcome awaiting you here at St Augustine’s.


Every blessing,


St. Augustine's  Church



St Augustine’s church has given permission to transform 1000sqm of land to the north of the church, into a community orchard and vegetable plots. We need your help to clear the ground and tame a hedge.

Next meet : Saturday 13th January 2018 10-12noon

Please bring those garden tools (not electrical motor powered) that can be used with confidence and safely to clear the site of brambles, bushes and shallow roots etc

Open to all adults.

Contact David Currie 01924 279295






SATURDAY 3rd March 4PM

This is for everyone to come and join in.

Craft making, story telling, singing and lots of fun.

Followed by a meal together.