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.