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 here since around AD 1230. The medieval church tower
dates from 1380. The Christian community meets for Sunday services
- 10.00 am Family Service every Sunday. Children and
babies welcome. Holy Communion on 2nd Sunday in the month.
Joint service with St Mary's Hutton on 5th Sunday in the month.
- 6.00 pm Evening Prayer on 3rd Sunday. Holy Communion
on 4th Sunday in the month.
The church is open for all visitors from 10am
to dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. It includes
a local history display about Locking and the local area. Also
on Thursdays, from 2pm until 5pm, tea, coffee and biscuits are
available for visitors to enjoy.
This week's Notice Board
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. Special
Services - Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.
Last year you received a card through your door saying that
we are praying for your street that week. As your Parish Church
we want to be caring for and loving our community. We would
love you to contact us if:-
- You would like someone to visit you in your home
- You would like us to pray especially for something
- There is something we can help you with
You can contact us: Phone – 823556 or 822857 or leave
a message in the Church Centre post box with your contact details
We are here for you as your church – serving our community.
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, we will be happy
to listen to you or recommend you to the ministry Team..
||Rev Anne Lee
Simon Begent and Mary French
|Electoral Roll Officer:
|Crosslinks Magazine Editor:
|plus many others who help and
support our Church worship, activities and events
To contact any of the above click on Contact
St Augustine's Church, Lychgate Park, Locking, Weston-super-Mare,
Somerset, BS24 8DA
Car Park next to the Church. There is a disabled parking space
in front of the Church and easy access into the Church and Church
The Vicarage, Lychgate Park, Locking, Weston-super-Mare,
Somerset, BS24 8DA - Tel: 01934 823556
The Benefice of Hutton and Locking
The Parishes of St Mary the Virgin, Hutton and St Augustine’s
Locking are part of the one group or Benefice sharing the same
Rector. Each church has its own identity with Hutton being more
traditional and Locking more informal. Both churches work together
and have a joint Leadership Team, Alpha Course, a joint Pastoral
Team, a joint Ministry Team and a joint Home Group Leaders group.
On a fifth Sunday we worship together in one of the churches.
We also share an administrator who is based in Locking Church
Centre. Both churches have the same aims:-
• To worship God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
• To grow in their relationship with God through prayer
• To build a sense of family in each church and jointly.
• To serve and reach out to each of the communities that
we live in.
• To do all this in the name of Jesus
Both churches are friendly and very open to new people joining
– they are loving communities of people who love Jesus and
who want to share this with others. To visit the web site of St
Mary's Hutton click here.
Our Mission Action Plan
Contact Hutton and Locking Church Office
The office is Located in Locking Church Centre opposite
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8.30am - 11.30am
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
Both Halls include kitchen facilities.
Green Lounge with tea/coffee facilities and seating for 25 people
See Halls and Meeting room details for costs
For booking enquiries call 01934 822857 or click on Contact
Our Activities include
Homegroups for Bible Study and Fellowship. Women's
meetings, Prayer cells, Childrens groups, plus a variety of courses
to help explain Christian faith.
Mid-Week Bible Study Groups meet in various
homes. Contact Tony Coles: 01934 822678
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 Tony
Coles 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.
Childrens Work and creche every Sunday - meet
in Church at 10.00am
The Little Ark
The Ark is a mother and toddlers’ group which meets on a
Monday afternoon from 1.30 - 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
St Augustine's Crosslinks Magazine is distributed free of charge
to all 1,420 homes in the Parish.
Scouts, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows
Parade services are held on Mothering Sunday, Promise Sunday,
Harvest Festival and Remembrance Sunday.
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 Julie Hardy: 01934 824575
St Augustines Locking is a Fairtrade Church and seeks to promote
the use of Fairtrade products.
There are six bells in the tower.
Practice is nomally on Tuesday Evenings - Contact June Legg Tel:01934
Please note that bell ringing and access to the tower
is currently suspended due to damp and structural problems
Locking is a Deanery within the Diocese of Bath and Wells. See
and Wells Website.