St Augustine’s, Napier
St Augustine’s is situated in the midst of Napier suburbia, straddling both the city’s poorest suburb and a large middle-class area of the city. It offers modern, middle-of-the-road music and NZ Prayer Book worship that flows, unencumbered by books or service sheets. It also offers a strong older worship community in a daughter church each Thursday.
St Augustine’s, P O Box 4356, Marewa, Napier, 4143
Secretary, Corinna Berry, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9.30-noon
Ph/fax 06 843-7823
Sunday - 8am and 9.30am: Modern and varied with shared leadership; combines best of traditional and new (70min).
Ethos: Anglican format but welcoming of other traditions; room for disagreement and diversity; hard to be inconspicuous.
Ethnicity: Mainly Pakeha, but with 6 ethnic groups.
Children: Programmes during main service.
Social: Morning tea after worship; parish lunches; concerts; Guy Fawkes barbecue and fireworks; Passover meal; Christmas lunch.
Training: Available as needed.
Outreach: Op shop; foodbank; Christian Lovelink; garage sales; prison visiting; AAW; men’s group.
Highlights: Christmas (including pageant and 9 Lessons and Carols); Easter (with Passover meal); patronal festival,