St Augustine’s Church, Grove Park 336 Baring Road, SE12 0DX  Vicar: Rev. Gavin Berriman

Some memories of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who served at

St Augustine’s during the 1970’s. Click here

Desmond’s daughter, the Rev Canon Naomi Tutu, will be preaching at our Eucharist on Sunday 30th October

Archbishop Desmond Tutu presiding at the Eucharist for the

Dedication of the New Wall and Windows in the East End with Father Gavin and Father Jez Todd

May 2007

Father Desmond served as honorary curate of St Augustine’s between 1972 and 1975. He maintained contact with us for the remainder of his life.

Father Gavin

Serving the Community

Child and Adult Safeguarding

St Augustine’s Church takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Further information about how we promote a safer church can be found at our Safeguarding page here

Rose - from floral display by Sandie Stocks and her team.

Photo by Rob Clayton

For more pictures of our church flowers please click here.

More about St Augustine’s


St Ed’s Church Hall, St Keverne Road, SE9 4AQ


Please continue to bring suitable food items and leave them at the back of the church at any time. These offerings are collected from St Augustine’s each Sunday and are delivered directly to the food bank.

There is a particular demand at present for:

Tinned meat and fish

Tinned vegetables (carrots, peas and sweetcorn in particular)

Sugar (1kg), tea and biscuits


Pasta souce

tins of baked beans

Any you can spare will be greatly appreciated.

To volunteer to assist with deliveries, please contact David Cartwright by phone – 07785 111763 or email:

A warm welcome to all from Father Gavin and everyone at St Augustine’s

Week Commencing 25 September 2022

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Father Gavin will celebrate the Eucharist in church at 10 am on Sunday and again on Wednesday

Noon prayers for the Ukraine and Russia will be on Monday 26th and Thursday 29th September

Next Sunday, 2 October, we will celebrate our Harvest Festival with a Parade Service at 10 am. Harvest offerings will go to support the work of our local foodbank

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See Father Gavin’s monthly Pastoral Letter here