St Augustine’s Church, Grove Park In the Diocese of Southwark  336 Baring Road, Grove Park, SE12 0DX

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. 

Contact Details:

Director of Music

Mr Christopher Town 020 8851 9116


Mr Brian Newman (pictured)    020 8460 4797

Father Gavin is supported by his two Churchwardens, John Davis and Florence Eze-John, who are elected annually and admitted to office by the Bishop.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is elected by the church members and meets regularly to discuss the issues of the Parish and to take responsibility for its buildings and finance.

Who’s Who at St Augustine’s


Dr John Davis

020 8857 6639

Mrs Jean Cartwright

020 8857 0813

Parish Officers

PCC Secretary

Mrs Alison Burtt

274 Burnt Ash Hill

SE12 0QD                    

020 8851 6113


Mr Bernard Hawes    

020 8857 5020

Hall Bookings Secretary

Mrs Jenny Hawes    

020 8857 5020

Parish Safeguarding Officers

Jane Upcott

020 8857 6774

Florence Eze-John

020 8551 2229

Father Gavin Berriman

020 8857 4941

Our Music

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.


How to find us

St Augustine’s has an active branch of the Mothers’ Union. Click here for details.

Mothers’ Union

Click here to hear Brian and his daughter, Harriet (flute), playing Schubert’s Ave Maria at a live concert in 2012

Or watch the following videos of Brian & Harriet playing the music of

Greig at St Augustine’s

Click here for Fairy Dance

Click here for Arietta

Click here for Final allegro from Concerto No 2 'La Notte'


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.