St Augustine, Gillingham

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The congregation at St. Augustine's looks to  be a place of welcome and hospitality to all who come through its doors.

Our main Sunday worship is 10.00am followed by refreshments and conversation. We are friendly group of worhippers and you will not feel alone if you would like to come and see what goes on.

We also have a quiet reflective service for about 40minutes on Thursday mornings at 9.30am and the church is open most days for Morning Prayer at 9.00am (9.30am Saturday) and Evening Prayer at 5.00pm

We are celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving this year with a "cake bake" . Please bring entries on Friday 29th 6pm-8pm & Saturday 30th September 8.00am - 9.00am. For enquires please email:

Our worship for Harvest will be on Sunday 1st October at 10.00am and will be supporting this year Water Aid.

Remembrance Sunday is 12th November 2017 and there will be a Service of Remebrance at 10.00am, concluding with an Act of Remembrance at 10.50am

We are also open to receive applications for Baptism or Christenings and Weddings. We hold a meet/greet bookings hour on Thursday evenings in church between 7.30pm - 8.45pm so just turn up and we'd be pleased to help you.

Did you know that everybody is welcome to hold a funeral service in church? Don't be afraid to ask, even if a cremation/burial would take place afterwards. Often a service in church can accomodate more people but there is no limit on time, so it can feel unrushed meeting the needs of the bereaved. Please do enquire, but initailly the close family would appraoch the funeral director and ask for a church service.

In the coming years we are keen to welcome new members and grow our congregation so perhaps the Lord is calling you to join us.

We look forward to seeing you.


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Rev Canon Antony Lane
St Augustine's Vicarage
Rock Avenue,
(01634) 850288 (Priest in Charge)

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Sunday School
Term time only
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School
Parish Eucharist
Every second third fourth fifth and last Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Family Service
Our family services are just that - for all the family. Well attended and often lively, but always with a warm welcome for new comers of all ages.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship


Holy Communion
Each Thursday morning at 09.30 you can join us for Holy Communion in the main Church.
All services are occasionally subject to change due to reasons beyond our control, so if it is your first visit, please contact the Vicar on 01634 850288 to check the service will be held.
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Friendship Morning
Another event for the ladies; on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month the ladies meet for a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake etc, they usually have a guest speaker to enlighten them on a particular topic (topics vary from the life of a real CSI to Walking Sticks.
Every second and fourth Thursday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours


Baby & Toddler Group
St. Augustine's Baby & Toddler Group is situated in the church room attached to the church on Fridays in school term time from 9.45-11.45am. It is run by Gillian and Rosemary both childminders, and for further information please ring Gillian on 01634 855192
Every Friday at for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments


Jumble Sale
On the first Saturday of each month we hold a Jumble Sale in the Shaw Memorial Hall next door to the Church on Rock Avenue. There is always a bargain to be had and light refreshments are served (tea, coffee and cakes). We are always happy to receive Jumble on the morning of our sales, or at other times by prior arrangement with the Vicar (01634 850288) 24hr Answer-phone when unattended. Please note the vicar's day off is Monday.
This is a monthly event but in April and October we have an indoor car boot fair instead.
Every first Saturday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
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Service of Remembrance
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Nine Lessons & Carols
An occasion for the local community to prepare for the coming Festival
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Candlelight Family Carols
For all the family-All welcome.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass & Blessing of the Crib
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1½ hours
Incense Common Worship Christmas Carols
Family Eucharist
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Common Worship



Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings


Emmaus Adult Courses will be offered in the autumn of 2017 for adult nurture and suport
Church Open

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire We have two venues available for hire, both at very reasonable rates. The Shaw Memorial Hall, the larger of the two has a maximum capacity of 120 people; it has a Stage, fully fitted kitchen and toilets including disabled facilities.Our Church Room is more suited to smaller groups, but still has full toilet facilites and a small kitchen area.For further details please contact the vicar on 01634 850288.
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9893
Diocesan ID: G0201
Built: 1916
Our Patron: Bishop of Rochester
Archdeaconry: ROCHESTER (312)
Deanery: GILLINGHAM (31203)
Benefice: Gillingham St Aug (31/085 T)
Parish Legal Name: St. Augustine, Gillingham (310104 )
CofE Church Info: (631104 31/104)
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The current editor is: Antony Lane

This page was last updated on Friday 22nd September 2017
St Augustine : Rock Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5PW - St Augustine's church stands at the corner of Rainham Road and Rock Avenue.

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