Since July 2018 we have have not had a parish priest, or Vicar. Our previous vicar, Rev Jane Anderson, moved to a parish in Yorkshire and we are in the process of finding who will be the next Priest-in-Charge at St Augustine’s.
As part of that we spent several weeks reflecting on ourselves, our church and our community. We brought much of that together in a document called a ‘Parish Profile’. This summarises where we think we are as a church now and how we think God is leading us forward.
You can download this parish profile by clicking on the link next to the image below. In essence you will see that we believe God is calling us to develop further as a church that is:
- Open to progressive ideas and theology
We are committed to working with other churches around us in Springfield, Beaulieu Park, Boreham and elsewhere so that we aren’t stuck within our own parish boundaries and are able to serve all the people around us.
You will find us opposite The Bishops’ School on the corner of New Bowers Way and Beardsley Drive in North Springfield.
We are 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 “Our Sunday Services” 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.
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.