St Augustine's Parish Church - Locking
Church of England welcoming people from all denominations
The village of Locking is near Weston-super-Mare,
in the county of Somerset in the South West of England. The
Parish church stands on a hill above a valley by the Mendip
Hills and with views towards the nearby coast. Christians have
worshiped on the site for over 800 years and there has been
a church since around AD 1230. The Christian community meets
for Sunday services at
- 10.00 am Family Service, with crèche and IMPACT (children's
groups.) Communion on 3rd and 5th Sundays in the month. Parade
Service most 1st Sundays. Children and babies welcome.
- 6.30 pm Evening Prayer 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays.
Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays.
- 8.00pm Informal Worship every Sunday except
for 1st Sunday and school holidays - held in the Church Centre
This week's Notice Board and Services
Who and What are we?
St Augustine’s is a Christian Church. That
means that we put Jesus Christ central in our worship and teach
and encourage each other to live our lives in a similar way.
St Augustine’s is an Anglican church. We
belong to the Church of England. This means that we belong to
an organisation that has millions of members worldwide. The
Anglican church is one branch of the largest family in the world
-the whole Christian church. It also means that we have a legal
responsibility for the parish we work in.
This means we baptise, marry, and take funerals
for people who live in the community, we reach out to the community
in love and we are responsible for praying for it.
If you want prayer for yourself or for another
person, please ring us up and ask. If there is anything that
you want to talk about in confidence - again, any of the clergy
will be happy to listen to you or recommend you to the ministry
|Priest in Charge
||Rev Anne Lee
||Rev Julie Birkett
Margaret Cooper and Simon Begent
| Childrens Groups:
|Electoral Roll Officer:
|plus many others who help and
support our Church worship, activities and events
To contact the above click on Contact
The Vicarage, Lychgate Park, Locking, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset,
BS24 8DA - Tel: 01934 823556
Notice Board and Services
Monthly Event Calendar
Special Services - Thanksgivings, Baptisms,
Weddings and Funerals
Our Mission Statement
Our 5 year plan
Contact Locking and Hutton Church Office
The office is Located in Locking Church Centre opposite
Office hours: Mondays 1pm - 4pm, Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm,
Fridays 9.30am - 12.30pm
Please ring at these times or leave a message on the ansaphone
and we will get back to you. Enquiries welcomed about baptisms,
weddings and other church matters.
Tel: 01934 822857 or click on Contact
Halls and Meeting Room To Hire at
Locking Church Centre, North Somerset
Large Hall - seating for 100 people
Small Hall - seating for 35 people
Lounge with tea/coffee facilities and seating for 25 people
The cost includes the
facilities in the kitchen.
To book please contact Pat Shaw on 01934 822875
Homegroups for Bible Study and Fellowship. Women's
meetings, Prayer cells, Childrens groups, Youth Group, plus a
variety of courses to help explain Christian faith.
Mid-Week Bible Study Groups meet in various
homes. Contact Tony Coles: 01934 822678
Childrens Work and creche every Sunday in the
Church Centre - Start in Church at 10.00am
IMPACT is the new Sunday School at St Augustine's
We accept primary school aged children. We teach children about
the Bible, Jesus, faith and the impact it can have on their lives,
through stories, craft, song and games. Children start in the
church for a 10 o'clock start, then go to the church centre opposite
the church. Collection is at 11.15 . Every Sunday morning, except
1st Sunday in month (family service in church).
The Little Ark
The Ark is a mother and toddlers’ group which meets on a
Monday afternoon from 1.45 - 3.00 pm during school term time in
the Church Centre. We have a spacious hall, and a good variety
of toys for the children to enjoy and use and we provide art activities
for the older children. We have tea and biscuits and the opportunity
to chat and meet new friends.
The Ark Pre-School
Morning and Afternoon session most weekdays in St Augustine's
Church Centre - www.thearkpreschoollocking.co.uk
Childrens Holiday Club - Easter, Summer and Christmas events for
Children 11 and under
St Augustine's Crosslinks Magazine is distributed free of charge
to all homes in the Parish.
Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows
Parade services are held most 1st Sundays in the month.
Meets on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday in the Church Centre at
2.45pm with guest speakers. All ladies are welcome to come and
join us. Contact Yvonne Walter: 01934 823203
This is a ten week course for anyone who wants to explore the
Prayer Ministry Team
Available for ministry and prayer for all in need. Contact David
Jackson, Helen Weaver or Cliff Dumbell. We also hold regularly
services of Prayer for Healing. Please ask for prayer for Divine
healing or prayer for other matters or advice.
Thursday Evenings - Contact Margery Legg Tel:01934 820974
Since July 2007 Locking and our neighbouring parish of Hutton
are considered to a joint benefice with both parishes maintaining
their unique identity whilst sharing Priest-in-Charge, Curate
and a number of activities.
To visit the web site of St
Mary's Hutton click here.
Locking is a Deanery within the Diocese of Bath
and Wells. See the Bath
and Wells Website.
The diocesan magazine
Manna is available here.