Saint Augustine's Anglican Church, Bayswater

Welcome

St Augustine’s welcomes all in joy and hope. We invite you to join us in offering worship.

Service Times

Celebrations of the Eucharist are held on Sundays at 7.30am & 9.00am
and on Wednesdays at 9.00am. Morning Prayer is said Mondays to Thursdays at 8.00am.

Each Sunday, during the Eucharist, our priest the Reverend Chris Hind offers us a message of encouragement, which is then posted on our sermons page, as well as on our Facebook.

Our Ministries

Kids @ Church

Our church is very family friendly.  We have an area stocked with small toys, colouring books, and books to encourage families to worship together.

Children’s ministry is organised for 9am services each Sunday during school terms.  Our program offers a multi-age curriculum to cater for a range of ages, drawing inspiration from the weeks’ Gospel reading.  Children are taken out of the service during the sermon, and return in time for communion. Parents are also welcome to join us for these activities.

On the third Sunday of each month, children participate in the service with readings and prayers. Kids@Church also holds regular fellowship events each year.

For more information, or to join our mailing list, please email Brenda.

 

Fellowship Groups

The Ladies Guild

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 12.30 p.m. in the hall. Our aim is to offer fellowship and connect with other Ladies in the parish who we don’t meet up with regularly. We hold regular fund raising activities open to the general public (i.e. Cancer Council BIG Morning Tea), and other activities for members only. Each meeting is followed by afternoon tea for a donation of 50c. Join us at our next meeting – you will be most welcome.

Fellowship with a Meal

Ladies afternoon teas and men’s dinners are held on an occasional basis. Details are published in the weekly newsletter.

Prayer Group

Meeting each week, our prayer group provides opportunity to learn to pray and grow spiritually, as well as to share and to bear one another’s burdens. If you have a request for prayers, please speak with Margaret Arvidson.

Music Ministry

St Augustine’s Singers:

Rather than sitting together in the choir stalls we aim to assist the congregation in the singing by being scattered in the pews.
 

We normally meet Thursdays at 6.00pm for about an hour to practise the hymns for the following Sunday.

Guide Me O Thou Great  Redeemer

A recent rendition of this hymn was seen by many as a metaphor for our spiritual journey.

We started very timidly, not knowing where we fitted in. We gradually gained in confidence, and were encouraged by our guest organist Luke, until we were able to sing with a crescendo: “Songs of Praises, I Will Ever Sing to Thee”.

Postlude from the Christmas Eve Service 2018

Played by David, it put us in the right frame of mind to go out and spread the message of goodwill to all.

 

Ministry to the aged

St Augustine’s provides a ministry to those in local aged care homes. Our rector, the Reverend Chris Hind heads up a small band of assistants.

This trained and dedicated group provide friendship, read the Gospel and administer the sacraments to parishioners and all who request it, who by reason of their frailty cannot attend church.

Working in conjunction with the facility’s staff, they aim to counter any  frustration felt by the aged person because of immobility or isolation.

More about us

Our aims

At St Augustine’s we believe that God has been good to us and we want to share that love and hospitality with our wider community. There are prayer, craft and interest groups associated with the church.; Major ministries are through our Kids@Church programme and the Creativity Group. Kids@Church offers learning and activities for kids and their families. Creativity Group invites community members to design something beautiful in a peaceful, supportive atmosphere.

Membership

Our Parish today is made up of people who range in age from babies to lively adults of up to 95 years old. Many of our involved people have joined us quite recently, while others have worshipped here for most of their lives. We love to meet people and look forward to making you welcome. Whether you’re visiting for the day, “trying us out” or deciding to stay for the long term – we invite you to worship and then stay for a “cuppa” and chat afterwards. Children are invited to be part of our Kids@Church programme [see separate page]

History

There has been an Anglican Church in this district since 1897. The first was a small wooden Church which was built on the cnr, of Grafton and Guildford Roads, Bayswater, and served Maylands and Bayswater residents. In 1906 this Church was dismantled by volunteers and moved to Murray Street as the ‘Village of Bayswater” was growing around the Railway Station.

In 1957 a new Church was built next door to the existing wooden Church which was dismantled in 1961. The present Church stands on the cnr of Roberts & Murray Streets. The stained glass window, WW1 Honour Board, Baptismal Font, GFS & MU Banners, Prayer Stool, Brassware and Church Bell (the first bell cast in WA) were then moved to the new Church. A Pipe Organ was later installed in memory of Mr. Warner, Church Warden for many years.

Our core purpose

We are a people called to worship God in Jesus Christ and by the power of the Spirit to share radical love with the world, building communities of hope, healing, and transformation.