Please note that the Parish Office is now closed. Emails will be checked by Fr Frank periodically and they will be reviewed when the office reopens. In the event of an urgent query, please call Fr Frank at the presbytery on 0117 983393.
The Parish website and Facebook page will continue to be updated as regularly as possible to keep our Parish Community alive. 

Apart, but together. Church At Home

If you would like to donate to St Augustine's Church in this testing time and while our churches are closed, please do so below: 

Thank you for all your support.

Pentecost arts and craft ideas

Thank you Ursula Bowlt for some brilliant Pentecost art / craft ideas, shared on our facebook page... 
not just for the kids, don't forget.
Perhaps we could all have sun catchers or doves in our window for Pentecost?

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CLICK HERE  HERE or HERE for a youtube tutorials and blogs for added inspiration...

St Augustine of Canterbury - Pray for us.

On this, our Parish Feast Day, we pray to God for our Parish community, for a blessing on our Priests and Deacons, past and present, and for all those who have gone before us.
May our parish continue to grow in strength and love for one another and continue together in prayer, for now apart but soon enough together again.

Saint Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us.

O God, who by the preaching
of the Bishop Saint Augustine of Canterbury
led the English peoples to the Gospel,
grant, we pray, that the fruits of his labours
may remain ever abundant in your Church.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Apart, yet together.   #ChurchAtHome

The Blessing

After sharing the UK Blessing video a few weeks ago there is now a version sung by children from around the world. CLICK HERE to enjoy the you tube video.
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Gospel of the Day (John 17,1-11a)

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him.
Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do.
Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.
I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
Now they know that everything you gave me is from you,
because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me.
I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours,
and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them.
And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are."

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Gospel of the Day on the Feast of St Bede.

O God, who bring light to your Church
through the learning of the Priest Saint Bede,
mercifully grant that your servants
may always be enlightened by his wisdom and helped by his merits. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Gospel of the Day (John 16,29-33)
The disciples said to Jesus, "Now you are talking plainly, and not in any figure of speech.
Now we realize that you know everything and that you do not need to have anyone question you. Because of this we believe that you came from God."
Jesus answered them, "Do you believe now?
Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world."

Apart, yet together.   #ChurchAtHome

Vatican reopening...

As there was the 1st Papal audience under the new restrictions and as Vatican Museums get ready to re-open their doors to the public on 1 June, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the precious art and history it houses, along with the Pontifical Villas at Castel Gandolfo.
CLICK HERE to see the short video

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