Parish Projects 2020

Voting is now open for which 2 charities you would like the Parish to support during 2020.

The 3 charities which have been nominated are;

Grassroots Suicide Prevention ~ sponsored by Petra Jordan ~ a charity that runs training courses in suicide prevention, working nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to effectively support someone at risk of suicide or experiencing a mental health problem.

The Patrick Wild Centre ~ sponsored by Jo Nash ~ based at the University of Medicine in Edingburgh, whose goals are to understand the genetic basis of autism, Fragile X syndrome & intellectual disabilities, to develop and test new ways to help people with these conditions and to engage those affected, as well as their families and those who support them, to better understand their difficulties.

The Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard ~ sponsored by Yvonne Morgan ~ founded in 1992 in South Africa to establish and provide a comprehensive and holistic system of care, running health projects, AIDS care, Hospice care, children's homes, clinics and more to the people of Natal in South Africa.

Look out for the voting slips at the back of Church to be placed in the ballot box by Sunday 2nd Feb - votes will be counted after Mass on Sun 2nd Feb (or email the parish with your 2 choices by Wed 30th Jan).

Thank you

Christmas Services

You are all very welcome to join us for any of the Masses over the Christmas period within our Parishes in Communion.

Family Christmas Vigil Masses on Tuesday 24th 
4.00pm at our Lady of Lourdes in Kingswood
6.00pm at St Paul's in Yate
6.00pm here at St Augustine's

Carols followed by 'Midnight Mass' 
9.00pm here at St Augustine's
11.30pm at St Paul's in Yate

Mass of Christmas Day
9.00am at St Lawrence in Chipping Sodbury
9.00am at our Lady of Lourdes in Kingswood
10.30am here at St Augustine's
11.00am at St Paul's in Yate

Merry Christmas to you all from Canon Frank, Fr Jim, Deacons Vincent, John & Mike 
and all who work in the Parish Office. 
At this time of year we offer sympathy to all parishioners who have lost a relative or friend during the past year and for all who find Christmas a difficult time. 
We are concerned about the good of every person. We hope and pray that the peace of the new born Christ child will be found in your home during this holy season. 

Community 'Countdown to Christmas' Event 2019

What a wonderful day it was!

Over 350 people came along to enjoy the community event on 16th November.

It was a lovely atmosphere and the stalls were busy all afternoon. Santa was busy with lots of little people queuing to see him and so many people stayed to enjoy lunch together.

It is always such a lovely day which brings our community together and kick starts the Christmas festivities!

Details of the money raised for the Parish and for the various charities will be known very soon.

Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who came to support the day.

The Giving Machine - raise funds while you shop!

You can now find St Augustine of Canterbury, Downend on TheGivingMachinea great fundraising site that lets you raise donations for our parish whenever you shop online.

It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) a penny!
TheGivingMachine is a fundraising charity set up to help other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us.
With over 2,200 of your favourite retailers, including Amazon, eBay, M&S, NEXT, Tui, Sainsbury, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.
To start raising free donations - Click here to go to the site
Enter our code:266690 to find us easily
or search for 'St Augustine of Canterbury'

So remember, when you are buying your online food shop, that new item for your home or shopping for Christmas presents online you can generate a free cash donation for our Parish just by clicking via So it’s easy for you to make a difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.

The Countdown is on!

Not long now until our fabulous, festive, community event.

Come along for a fun time together, getting ready for Christmas and enjoying each other's company.

Any donated items for our stalls will be very much appreciated - please bring any items to the parish office.

See you all there!

Brain Tumour Support - Clare's fantastic, fundraising year!

Please click the link to see the brilliant article on the Brain Tumour Support Website about Clare's amazing year in 2018, raising over £10,000!

What a tremendous effort and what a tremendous Parish Community to be part of.

Click here