From Bishop Damien.


Following the Prime Ministers Covid-19 Address to the Nation on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, I am writing to up date our members and visitors with our plans at St Augustine’s. Services will continue on Sundays at 11am. Mask wearing and social distancing but no hymn singing.
The clergy, in the sanctuary, are excused mask wearing, but will wear a mask when coming into close proximity to the congregation.



Receiving Holy Communion


Questions have been asked about receiving Holy Communion at St Augustine’s. The practice Fr Ray and I have adopted is to communicate the people in one kind only.  The Sacred Body of Christ is placed in the upturned right hand of the communicant, who remain standing. Please allow appropriate space between each communicant. The Communion Hosts are taken from the Tabernacle and are replaced each week. This means that the Sacrament is stored in an air tight ciborium for seven days before they are distributed. Father Ray and I will sanitise our hands before touching the Hosts and distributing Holy Communion.


This will continue to be our practice, unless the Government orders Churches to close again for public worship.

Recorded Services on YouTube.

Just to remind everyone thatalthough I have stopped uploading services to Facebook and YouTube, the services we did record during the first Lockdown are available on my Youtube Channel.  (Even if you have viewed the services already, you will find a couple of videos of my new puppies on my channel!)
THE Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to all those who put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey; Be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (BCP)