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Parish Rota update -
We have had a lovely amount of emails confirming people's wishes to stay on or come off of the rota - and we have even heard from a few new volunteers, which is wonderful!
If you haven't had a chance as yet to email the office and confirm your wishes for the future rota, please could we ask you to do so asap so we can get going with our planning?

Many thanks for your help.

Reminder - The roles we have for our church are;

-Eucharistic Minister (for those already instituted as a Minister)
-Children's Liturgy Team on a Sunday
-Refreshments after Sunday Mass
-Church Cleaning 
-Flower Group
-Providing Music during Mass (playing an instrument / joining a group - please let us know if you can help as we need new musical volunteers)

These roles could be for either the Saturday or Sunday Masses.

Please email the parish office to let us know your wishes.

Many thanks to all our past, present and future volunteers!

A reminder that we are now in the week of our Diocesan Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage.
"We shall be joining the Lourdes Chaplains in the Grotto, as they pray the Rosary in English on Tuesday 24th August 2021 at 2.00 pm. There will be a special candle lit for the Clifton Diocese and the pilgrims at this time. If anyone would like their intentions to be prayed for during this Rosary, please send your petitions and I will pass them to the Grotto for inclusion on the altar. Please send any prayer requests to

For full details, schedule and a welcome message from Fr. Nick King SJ please go to

A message from the Diocesan Head Office.
Schools & Colleges Department Administrator vacancy
Term-time – 25 hours per week
The Schools & Colleges Department are recruiting for a vacancy to join the team as the Department Administrator.  Based in Alexander House, Pennywell Road, Bristol, the role supports the department with various administrative activities and hours of work are 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Friday. The successful applicant will need to have office administration experience and be well organised.
For the job description, personal specification and application form please visit: 

Closing Date is midday on Friday, 10th September 2021.

CAFOD update
As St Augustine's community have been supporters of CAFOD for many years, they have sent us this report on the 10th Anniversary of the Syrian conflict – showing how your donations have helped the Syrian people

"Thanks to your donations, CAFOD has been helping people in Syria since the crisis began 10 years ago. Over 12 million people have left their homes, 5.6 million are refugees in neighbouring countries and within Syria, 13 million people need help. At the beginning, our focus was on delivering food and blankets through our local church partners. Then we started providing education, health and legal services, and helping people earn a living. Our latest projects are supporting children, lonely elderly people, helping women learn to read, and helping people restart their small businesses. We’ve always planned for the long term, standing alongside people who lost everything. None of this work would have been possible without your support of CAFOD. Thank you."

CAFOD Faith in Action Day 2021

Join us for an online day of talk and prayer to learn more about this year’s climate talks, Pope Francis’s call to action and how people in the Amazon region are leading the fight to care for our common home.
The countdown is on. In a few months, the UK will host the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil: the ‘COP26’ climate talks. Our government has a vital role to play in leading global efforts to tackle the climate crisis. But as citizens of the host nation and as people of faith, we have an important role to play too.
This is the time to come together, build a community and act.
Do not miss our Faith in Action Day 2021 on Saturday 11 September, 11am-4pm.

On this Faith in Action Day you will:
Find out more about the UK government’s vision for COP26.
Connect with other Catholics in interactive sessions and find out how we can organise ourselves to build momentum for the climate talks in Glasgow this year.
Hear from environmental defenders in the Amazon about their struggle to protect our common home.
Explore Pope Francis’s Synod on the Amazon and his call for justice.
Get inspired by young Catholic campaigners and their fight for the climate crisis.
Stand in solidarity and pray together for our brothers and sisters who are suffering the most as a result of the climate crisis.

Confirmed speakers include Camilla Born (Deputy Director of Strategy for COP26), Josianne Gauthier (CIDSE Secretary General), Claudelice Silva dos Santos (Amazon and human rights defender), young Catholic activists and many more.

This event is part of the Great Big Green Week, a series of events happening in September to bring together communities across the country for climate and nature.

Here is our local Resound FoodBank's update for Autumn 2021.
"SHOPPING LIST - NO pasta or baked beans please as we have lots!
Also, please no bottles of fizzy drinks or water – thank you!

Tinned minced beef
Tinned chicken in white sauce
Tinned vegetables - any sort except sweetcorn
Tinned rice pudding
Shower gel – male or female
Female deodorant
Feminine hygiene – pads and tampons

Thank you so much for all your kind support
We are now open every Friday between 10am – 12pm for drop off.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
(Blackhorse Road Mangotsfield Bristol BS16 9BP 0117 3050969 / 07485688621

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