Welcome to St. Augustine's Church


St. Augustine’s Church is an attractive grade 2 listed building at the heart of Scissett. As the local Church of England Parish Church, it has been part of the community since 1838. Scissett Church of England Academy is close by and has strong links with St Augustine’s. Members of the church go into school, whilst pupils and staff come to church for various activities. We also have close links with Hillside Nursery School. We run a Charity Shop on nearby Wakefield Road, and this is a good place to pick up some bargains or dispose of unwanted items.

St. Augustine’s Church has been fully refurbished with good facilities and is available for hire. It is also a popular place for weddings. The well maintained clock on the tower is visible from Wakefield Road.

We meet regularly for worship and prayer. St. Augustine’s is a member of Churches Together in High Hoyland, Scissett and Clayton West. Together we run events throughout the year, including Holiday Club. Our vision at St Augustine’s is ‘knowing and experiencing more of God and loving and serving each other in the community.’ We aim to welcome all those who come wherever they are on their journey of faith.



Prayers for when you can't get to church

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples, ‘I am with you always’. 

Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.

Hear my prayers for others and for myself, 

and keep me in your care.



Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.


From St Patrick’s Breastplate




There is a prayer chain for anyone to use should an urgent matter for prayer occur (e.g. an accident, or someone taken ill suddenly, or an operation to take place). If you would like us to pray for you please contact Rev. Sarah Farrimond 07943 738638


Explore more about Jesus and the Christian life

For daily reflections visit www.soulfood.me and take a look at the menu. LifeSteps would be a good first choice.

To find out more about the life of Jesus and his relevance for today visit www.rejesus.co.uk

To find help and encouragement in daily prayer visit the Church of England website www.churchofengland.org where you can access daily services or download the free Daily Prayer app.


Meet with others to discuss and learn together

Short courses such as Alpha and Pilgrim and START! are a great place to ask questions and find some answers. 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, here at St Augustine’s.


Church for Hire!

Would you like to hire St Augustine’s Church?

One off events or regular club meetings.

For more details email us here.


St Augustine’s Charity shop

StAugshoppikSt Augustine’s Charity Shop offers a service to the whole community with reasonably priced stock, including clothing for all ages, household items, toys, books and collectables

We welcome donations of good quality used items

You can find us at 149 Wakefield Rd Scissett HD8 9HR

Opening Times

Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm


Our shop keeps going because of a dedicated team of volunteers and we’d like to encourage people to think about joining this team. If you would like to volunteer please contact our shop manager, Clare Florence on 07541 020703


Revd Dr Sarah Farrimond, Revd Kate Currie and Bishop Jonathan taken on Sunday 15th July 2018


Thank you to everyone for supporting Revd Kate Currie and Revd Mrs Evelyne Barrow at the licensing service at St Aidan’s Skelmanthorpe on March 2nd. It was a lovely service.

Safeguarding Notice

At St Augustine's we take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and our policies, approved by the Church of England and the Diocese of Leeds, are designed to underpin this.

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