We are what is called an “Ecumenical Partnership”. Being ecumenical means that different Christian denominations join together at St Augustine’s, which we think is exactly how it should be. Being a partnership means that we work together, valuing everyone’s contribution, respecting everyone’s viewpoint and enjoying the different traditions and perspectives that come from our roots in the Church of England. Methodist Church and the free churches.
Our services begin at 10:45am on Sunday mornings. You will find details on the “Worship” page. Our services reflect our commitment to inclusion which means that everyone is welcome regardless of gender, sexual orientation, health or disability, ethnicity or background. We believe that God’s love is for all.
If you look at the “Community” page you will see details of some of the activities that take place at St Augustine’s and we would be delighted to talk to you about anything that you are interested in – just use the details on the “Contact us” page to get in touch.
We have two ordained ministers: Reverend Jane Anderson is our full-time Anglican priest. Jane lives in the Vicarage which is close to the Church opposite the Springfield Parish Centre and the new library. Jane’s contact details are on the “Contact us” page and Jane is the person to contact if you want to enquire about things like baptisms, weddings or funerals.
Reverend Viv Gasteen is our Methodist minister. Viv doesn’t spend her whole time at St Augustine’s because she has a role with several Methodist churches in the area. Viv’s contact details are also on the “Contact us” page and if you want to get in contact with someone from the Methodist church then you may want to approach Viv.
We also have a “Reader”, Simon Carpenter, whose contact details are also shown on the “Contact us page”. A Reader is a lay minister in the Church of England, which means that Simon preaches, leads services. Among other things he is responsible for this website.
Various members of our church get involved in leading worship, music, pastoral work and arranging social activities and fundraising. We try to be a real community.