The Church of St. Augustine is a friendly and welcoming church, committed to proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord; our faith and worship are in the Anglo–Catholic tradition, under the pastoral and sacramental care of the Bishop of Richmond. The central act of worship is the Mass, wherein we proclaim and celebrate all that God has done for us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our worship is conducted with reverence and dignity, and we are blessed in having an excellent musical tradition.
The Friends of St. Augustine's Church
The ‘Friends of St. Augustine’ was established to promote concerts to raise funds to assist with the maintenance of the church. Regular concerts and recitals are held in the church. The building itself possesses an outstanding acoustic and is regularly used for rehearsals and recordings. A variety of musical events feature every year featuring artists from near and far.
Offering new opportunities to young musicians is also a strong commitment. In addition, there are masterclasses and workshops, as well as art displays.
In addition, in December there is an annual Christmas Tree Festival. Schools, local businesses and community groups decorate trees to adorn the church and hundreds of people visit during the festival to attend carol services in addition to our regular services, concerts and the Christmas Fayre, as well as the open days to enjoy the trees and refreshments.
The Friends enabled the purchase of a Kawai concert grand piano in the church (regularly maintained), which is used for recitals and Sunday worship. There is also professional staging, backdrops and lighting which ensure that audiences are given the best possible experience when attending concerts. St Augustine’s Church welcomes all visitors to come and enjoy the building and its ambience. Whether you choose to worship here, attend musical events, or just want to experience peace and tranquillity and enjoy some quiet contemplation, you will always find a friendly face to greet you.