About St Augustine’s

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About St Augustine’s Church

About St Augustine's

Parish of Hamilton

About Our Life with St Augustine’s

Our parish covers a broad area, fringing onto Clayfield at one end, through the historic areas of Hamilton, Ascot, Eagle Farm, and Pinkenba near the port of Brisbane. We cross the Kingsford Smith Drive to Portside and Northshore residents, welcoming our new locals. We always give a welcome to interstate and overseas visitors. Being a large geographic area, we often pray for or visit our neighbouring churches, or vice versa, and take part in various events, such as recitals at St John’s Anglican Cathedral in the city.

The area is growing quite rapidly with new business, housing and retail developments. We would like to be an ongoing part of the mix of traditional and new families and single residents coming into the area. We would encourage you to consider Church involvement as a way to enrich your life and of those around you.

In the early era of Brisbane, Hamilton was somewhat an upper class strata – see the nearby Royal Queensland (Brisbane) Golf Course. This strengthened with increase in professionals such as lawyers and medical practitioners working close to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, (RBWH).

This style of urbanisation changed with a shift in resident populations and dispersal commencing with the late 1980’s after the Brisbane Expo ’88. Brisbane had always had a fairly hard environment. This tended to create important interconnections between people in the Church, connections that were not advertised, but nonetheless were strong and devoted. As populations changed between States, transport and commerce developed into what we now see as modern, with Hamilton and its surrounding areas participating with the city growth and its patterns.

St Augustine’s today continues to offer fresh opportunity to people who want to be involved in the Parish life, and the subsequent interconnections.

We encourage you to develop and move deeper in your own communications and friendships with others, but also your friendship with God, in personal daily time for prayer and devotions, (prayer is talking to God) and reflecting on the Kingdom of God within a safe, spiritual environment.

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Community Giving

St Augustine’s plays a major part in Brisbane’s network of financial and material giving to those with specific needs. As can be appreciated, this is a considerable investment for the finances and administration required to maintain the church buildings, the grounds, and assets such as the pipe organ or the stained glass windows.

Our assistance goes to Anglican Board of Mission, Anglicare, Endeavour Foundation, St Francis College, 139 Club for the homeless, Youth Housing Project, Bush Ministry, Women’s Hostel, The Mission to Seafarers, St Alban’s Wilston, St Mary’s Home in Toowong, Holy Trinity Church in Fortitude Valley, St Stephens Coorparoo, Mater Mothers’ Hospital, and more.

Disbursements, as opposed to materials such as food and clothing, are prioritised, given as a percentage of Parish budget surplus.

Community Giving

St Augustine’s plays a major part in Brisbane’s network of financial and material giving to those with specific needs. As can be appreciated, this is a considerable investment for the finances and administration required to maintain the church buildings, the grounds, and assets such as the pipe organ or the stained glass windows.

Our assistance goes to Anglican Board of Mission, Anglicare, Endeavour Foundation, St Francis College, 139 Club for the homeless, Youth Housing Project, Bush Ministry, Women’s Hostel, The Mission to Seafarers, St Alban’s Wilston, St Mary’s Home in Toowong, Holy Trinity Church in Fortitude Valley, St Stephens Coorparoo, Mater Mothers’ Hospital, and more.

Disbursements, as opposed to materials such as food and clothing, are prioritised, given as a percentage of Parish budget surplus.

Church Governance

A number of volunteer or career positions support the work of the rector for the practical running of the church. The best way to review these ‘curate’ positions is to talk with the rector, and read the Annual Report when it is distributed at church.

Positions may include assistant rector, music director, student, outreach programs, Australian elections, administrations such as the Kid’s Church or the Columbarium, counselling, wardens and financing, fund raising, facilities management such as hall hire, flower and front door roster, buildings and grounds maintenance, kitchen, liturgy assistance, cleaning, and more. Our volunteers are asked to look at Workplace Health & Safety principles.

During the year various events or services need volunteers, such as the multicultural dinner, English conversation classes, Maundy Thursday prayer vigil, bequests & plaques management, Jumble Sale, Facebook, and so forth. Do you want to become part of the “On the Green” program for open-air activities on our amazing, spacious front lawn?

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Church Governance

A number of volunteer or career positions support the work of the rector for the practical running of the church. The best way to review these ‘curate’ positions is to talk with the rector, and read the Annual Report when it is distributed at church.

Positions may include assistant rector, music director, student, outreach programs, Australian elections, administrations such as the Kid’s Church or the Columbarium, counselling, wardens and financing, fund raising, facilities management such as hall hire, flower and front door roster, buildings and grounds maintenance, kitchen, liturgy assistance, cleaning, and more. Our volunteers are asked to look at Workplace Health & Safety principles.

During the year various events or services need volunteers, such as the multicultural dinner, English conversation classes, Maundy Thursday prayer vigil, bequests & plaques management, Jumble Sale, Facebook, and so forth. Do you want to become part of the “On the Green” program for open-air activities on our amazing, spacious front lawn?


Prayers from the AAPB – An Australian Prayer Book

A Prayer for Parliament

Most gracious God, ruler of all the nations, we pray for the parliament of this State/Commonwealth (now assembled); direct and prosper all its work to the advancement of your glory, and the safety and welfare of this country; so that peace and happiness, truth and justice, may be established among us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Members of the Armed Forces

Eternal God, the only source of peace; we pray for all who serve us in the defence forces of this land. Give them courage and comfort in all dangers, and help us, we pray, to seek for all people the freedom to serve you and each other in peace and justice. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Peace

God of the nations, whose kingdom rules over all, have mercy on our broken and divided world. Shed abroad your peace in the hearts of all men and banish from them the spirit that makes for war; that all races and people may learn to live as members of one family and in obedience to your laws; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Synod

God our Father, you judge your people with wisdom and rule us with love. Give a spirit of understanding to the synod of this diocese/to the General Synod of our Church that it may make wise decisions that will give glory to you and be a blessing to your people. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Prayer for Ordinands for use in the Ember seasons and at other times

Almighty God, giver of all that is good, you have appointed various orders of ministry in your Church; bless those who are to be called to the sacred ministry. So fill them with your truth and clothe them with holiness, that they may faithfully minister to the glory of your name and to the benefit of your people. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Increase of the Sacred Ministry

Almighty God, look with compassion on the world you have redeemed by the death of your Son Jesus Christ. Move the hearts of many to offer themselves for the sacred ministry of your Church, so that by their lives and labours your light may shine in the darkness and the coming of your kingdom be advanced; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Families

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, whose Son Jesus Christ shared at Nazareth the life of an earthly home: bless our homes, we pray. Help parents to impart the knowledge of you and your love; and children to respond with love and obedience. May our homes be blessed with peace and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Unity

God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace; give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatever else may hinder us from godly union and concord: that, as there is but one body, and one Spirit, and one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may be all of one heart, and of one mind, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Travellers

Lord, hear our prayer for (these) your servants on their journey; watch over them, be their companion on the way, protect them in every danger, and grant them a greater knowledge of you in all that they undertake; we ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. Amen.

Prayer for the Nation and Church

O God, the creator and preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations.

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.

Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Savior.

Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him, that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer

Prayer for the Diocese, Parish and the People

O God, by your grace you have called us in this Diocese to a goodly fellowship of faith. Bless our Bishops and other clergy, and all our people. Grant that your Word may be truly preached and truly heard, your Sacraments faithfully administered and faithfully received. By your Spirit, fashion our lives according to the example of your Son, and grant that we may show the power of your love to all among whom we live; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our bishops, and other clergy, and upon the congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace: and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Provisions for the Wider Brisbane Community

Support and Donations

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Provisions for the Wider Brisbane Community

Support and Donations

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Your donations are appreciated and give needed support to our church and community

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Crisis Care

Anglican Crisis Support

As part of the Anglican Diocese, we refer people in crisis to the following resources.

Crisis Care

Anglican Crisis Support

As part of the Anglican Diocese, we refer people in crisis to the following resources.

Donations

Donations assist in the ministry of the church and building maintenance such as the restoration of our beautiful stained glass windows. Donations may be made in various ways that give you choice for your preferred method.

Direct Bank Deposit

Account Name: Hamilton Anglican Parish | BSB: 704 901 | Account Number: 000 00210 | Refer: (your Surname)

ABN: 58 058 072 620 Anglican Parish of Hamilton

Service Collection Envelopes or Cash

Regular envelopes as used in the services, or cash. Please contact the office for details.

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Donations

Donations assist in the ministry of the church and building maintenance such as the restoration of our beautiful stained glass windows. Donations may be made in various ways that give you choice for your preferred method.

Direct Bank Deposit

Account Name: Hamilton Anglican Parish | BSB: 704 901 | Account Number: 000 00210 | Refer: (your Surname)

ABN: 58 058 072 620 Anglican Parish of Hamilton

Service Collection Envelopes or Cash

Regular envelopes as used in the services, or cash. Please contact the office for details.

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The Pantry Kitchen

St Augustine’s parishioners are always generous with donations of non-perishable food items to the Parish Pantry. This activity is actually more important to the community than first thought. At the back of the church is a list that may assist you with any future decision making about what to donate.

Next time you are shopping, perhaps throw in a can or packet of food, and leave it with us at the back of the church. If you are not sure where to leave items, just ask one of the morning tea experts, or Rev'd Marian Free.

The St Augustine’s Gardens

We have approaching 600 plants in our gardens, comprised of perennials, shrubs, and trees – including a new Poinciana, hedges, and lawns. We are looking to plant hundreds of spring annuals each year.

If you would like to contribute, please pop in a gold coin donation into the tin at the back of the church, or send a donation to the office. This would be much appreciated. Our lawns and gardens are a unique feature of the church and its use in serving the parish.

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For questions about our Church, we encourage you to contact our office for a chat

The Pantry Kitchen

St Augustine’s parishioners are always generous with donations of non-perishable food items to the Parish Pantry. This activity is actually more important to the community than first thought. At the back of the church is a list that may assist you with any future decision making about what to donate.

Next time you are shopping, perhaps throw in a can or packet of food, and leave it with us at the back of the church. If you are not sure where to leave items, just ask one of the morning tea experts, or Rev'd Marian Free.

The St Augustine’s Gardens

We have approaching 600 plants in our gardens, comprised of perennials, shrubs, and trees – including a new Poinciana, hedges, and lawns. We are looking to plant hundreds of spring annuals each year.

If you would like to contribute, please pop in a gold coin donation into the tin at the back of the church, or send a donation to the office. This would be much appreciated. Our lawns and gardens are a unique feature of the church and its use in serving the parish.

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Thank you for visiting us here at the St Augustine’s website

St Augustine’s offers tremendous opportunity to people who want to be involved. It is quite normal, as we have experienced ourselves, to either want others to offer us direction, or to follow an initiative for the church life. Priests have often expressed the view, why don’t we just see what God wants to do. Come to Church where, as the Bible says, where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them. Let’s choose to be in prayer with God, together, as well as in our personal time, and see what direction feels right for your involvement.

In a challenging modern day environment – competitive commerce, shift work hours, demanding expectations and pressures, we invite you to develop new interconnections and ways of developing fellowship and ministry in the Church. May we take time out to learn Christian values that go back generations, to the approach the Apostle’s emphasise on fellowship with God, and treating others with the love we would give to ourselves. As we become more sensitive to the journey in the Lord, we may find openings to initiate spiritual, social, or community based involvements and trusted connections. It is the people who comprise the body of the Church, and in prayer, may we move in this direction.

Thank you for visiting us here at the St Augustine’s website

St Augustine’s offers tremendous opportunity to people who want to be involved. It is quite normal, as we have experienced ourselves, to either want others to offer us direction, or to follow an initiative for the church life. Priests have often expressed the view, why don’t we just see what God wants to do. Come to Church where, as the Bible says, where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them. Let’s choose to be in prayer with God, together, as well as in our personal time, and see what direction feels right for your involvement.

In a challenging modern day environment – competitive commerce, shift work hours, demanding expectations and pressures, we invite you to develop new interconnections and ways of developing fellowship and ministry in the Church. May we take time out to learn Christian values that go back generations, to the approach the Apostle’s emphasise on fellowship with God, and treating others with the love we would give to ourselves. As we become more sensitive to the journey in the Lord, we may find openings to initiate spiritual, social, or community based involvements and trusted connections. It is the people who comprise the body of the Church, and in prayer, may we move in this direction.

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