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.

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 services every Sunday.

  • 10.00 am Family Service on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month. Children and babies welcome. Holy Communion on 2nd Sunday. All services with crèche and ‘JAM - Jesus and Me’ (children’s group). Celebration Sunday informal service in Church Centre on 4th Sundays. Joint service with St Mary's Hutton on 5th Sunday in the month. Prayer Ministry available after each service.

  • 6.00 pm Evening Prayer on 3rd Sunday. Holy Communion (traditional Book of Common Prayer) on 4th Sunday evenings in the month.

Our Church runs various groups: Home groups for Bible Study and Fellowship, Women’s meetings, Prayer Meeting, Children’s groups, plus a variety of courses to help explain Christian faith. See Activities

There is a Car Park next to the Church and a disabled parking space in front of the Church. There is easy access into the Church and Church Centre.

Rector

Rev Anne Wilkins

Administrator

Chris Wilkins

Churchwardens: Mary French
and Eddie French
Verger: Pauline Moore
Treasurer: Richard Colkin
Safeguarding officer: Marion Dumbell
Childrens Worker: Ray Pilgrim
Electoral Roll Officer: Bill Dredge

Worship Team
Rev Geoff Hobden
Lay Reader: Bill Dredge
Lay Leader: Cliff Dumbell
Lay Leader: Chris Wilkins
Rev Jenny Langdown (Hutton)
Lay Reader: Jane Barry (Hutton)

If you wish to contact the Safeguarding Officer or any of the above in confidence please send your contact request via the Contact form and we will send their telephone number to you.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here Safeguarding Policy. Our Data Privacy Notice can be found here Data Privacy.

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 and teaching.
  • 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.

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Locking Deanery

Locking Deanery is a group of 27 Anglican churches serving North Somerset.


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Diocese of Bath and Wells

The Diocese of Bath and Wells is a family of churches and schools across 500 parishes serving the 900,000 people of Somerset.

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