This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and the start of a new liturgical year. Advent is a season of hope as we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ. This year, we need the hope of Advent more than ever as our world is very different to last year. We can
Rodbourne Helping Hand – Christmas Joy Earlier in the year at the start of the first lockdown, a group of people set up the Rodbourne Helping Hand Group to help those who were struggling during the lockdown. It was amazing seeing our community pull together at a difficult time to help those in need. As
Christmas this year at St Augustine’s 2020 has been a year like no other. We are hoping to offer a little bit of normality over the Christmas period, and are looking to host most of our usual Christmas Services, albeit some in a different format this year. In light of current restrictions, some of our
Sunday 22nd December at 6.00pm Our traditional carol service with readings and well known carols by candlelight, retelling the Christmas story. The service is followed by mulled wine and mince pies for which all are invited to stay.
Saturday 21st December 11.00am – 1.00pm A time of Christmas themed crafts, stories, food and fun for children of all ages (accompanied by an adult). It’s free, lunch is included and all are welcome to come along and join in the fun.
Come and enjoy our first Community Christmas Tree Festival at St Augustine’s Church, with trees sponsored and decorated by individuals, businesses and organisations from Rodbourne. The festival finishes with our Carol Service on 22nd December at 6pm. Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 12pm to 2pm & 6pm to 9pm Saturday: 9.30am to 11.30am & 2pm to
Once again, we are delighted to be having a memory tree in church from 1st December through to Epiphany (6th January). This is a chance for all to come and remember a loved one, at what can be a difficult time of year. Placing a card on the tree is free but any donations received
Christingle Service Wednesday 4th December at 6.00pm Family friendly service where all present are given a Christingle to take away. During the service, the lights are switched off and the church is lit by the light of the Christingle candles. Come and join the celebration!
Come and join us on Advent Sunday, 1st December at 6.00pm for a service of hymns, music and readings to mark the start of Advent and our journey towards Christmas. The service will begin with the church in darkness and will slowly lit, starting with hand held candles until the church if fully lit. The
Details of our Advent and Christmas services follow below. You can download our 2019 Advent and Christmas leaflet on the right of this page. St Augustine’s Christmas Leaflet 2019 For information on the Christmas Tree Festival between 16th and 22nd December, please click here. SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER – ADVENT SUNDAY 11.00am Family Service 6.00pm From