St Augustine’s has a long standing musical tradition. We are fortunate to have a fine organ and we have a choir for Sunday worship. Regular musical concerts take place in the church featuring a wide range of musical styles. Many famous artists have appeared here.
Christopher Town is the Director of Music and he has a policy of introducing new, modern pieces into our worship while retaining the best of traditional church music.
The organist is Brian Newman who, when not at the organ console performs as a freelance horn player and teaches brass, piano and keyboard locally including Babington House School, Chislehurst. He was principal horn with the Royal Shakespeare Company Wind Band in London for 25 years.
Some fine music has been composed for use in our liturgy by Jane Upcott, a member of the Choir.
Director of Music
Mr Christopher Town 020 8851 9116
Mr Brian Newman (pictured) 020 8460 4797
You will find Saint Augustine’s in Baring Road, about 100 metres from Grove Park petrol station (Tesco) and about 400 metres from Grove Park railway station.
The vicarage is located next to the church at number 336 Baring Road.
St Augustine’s has an active branch of the Mothers’ Union. Click here for details.
Click here to hear Brian and his daughter, Harriet (flute), playing Schubert’s Ave Maria at a live concert in 2012
Click here to view Brian & Harriet playing Grieg’s Fairy Dance
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The Parish is committed to good safeguarding practice and the subject is discussed regularly by the PCC which has approved a number of policies affecting users of our buildings.
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