St Augustine's Anglican Church, Hamilton

Diocese of South East Queensland

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about us

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.

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.

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?

Please refer to the following link and resources regarding safety of children in the Diocese.
This link will also give access to materials and lay requirements for safety and other Diocese related matters.
Diocesan Child Safety
These details may change from time to time.

Below are the contact details for specific services.

Police: 000 or 3364 6464
St Johns Ambulance: 3253 0500
Fire and Rescue: 3247 8100

Anglicare Child Protection &
Youth Services Insync Cleveland: 3286 8555
Youth Services Insync Beenleigh: 3386 2000

Someone to Talk to – or Domestic Violence Lifeline on 131 114
National DV & Sexual Assault on 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence or Assualt see website for help lines available

Homelessness Services
Women and Children: Bardon 3514 4512
Chermside Wesley Mission: 3621 4500
Brisbane Youth Service Fortitude Valley: 3252 3750
Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
Children Abuse Report Line: 13 14 78
Youth Emergency Service Thorne St. Windsor: 3357 7655
Counselling & Education Services(Anglicare): 1300 114 397

Food Assistance Holy Trinity The Valley Pantry: 3852 1635

A Place to Belong (Anglicare): 3217 2522
If you or anyone you know needs help:

MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36
Headspace on 1800 650 890

These are the links provided by the Diocese for Synod Resources.
Synod Resources
Diocese Vision Statement 2021
Vision Statement  –  Flyer 2021 
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Keep in Touch

Call Us (07) 3268 3935 M-F 9:30am-12:30pm
Donations and Funding