Hi and welcome to St. Augustine’s.
We 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.
Time is going very rapidly towards when I will be leaving the parish to move to Takaka to my new ministry in Golden Bay. My last Sunday in St. Augustine’s will be October 30th and we physically move a few days after that. Between now and the end of October I will be using some annual leave that I need to use up before I go. So, I will not be in services in St. Augustine’s this Sunday and also for a couple of Sundays in the middle of October. Those short periods of leave will help Lynda and me to catch our breath a little and to prepare ourselves for the shift. In between, and after, those periods of leave I will be here, and I want to make the most of all the opportunities that there will be to spend time with you all.
Today there will be a report back in all the services from the recent parish women’s weekend. I’m sure that will be an inspiring and uplifting taste of what was, by all accounts, a very worthwhile and blessed time.
Yours in Christ, Philip