YOUTH CLUB WITH MUSIC - Beginners with music theory on SUNDAYs 3pm-4.15 pm
On Wednesdays (day may change) in our Side Room, from 5.30-6.30 pm. Singing, learning to play the guitar for children and much more! Come along.
Owing to the generosity of the Laing Family Trusts, St Augustine's can offer musical activities and learning of the Christian faith for young adults. Our aim is to engage as many youngsters as possible from our parish, particularly Grahame Park. Our youth club with music offers free guitar tutorials, singing together, and learning of the Christian faith in a playful way. Hammad and Fr Joseph are also very keen on being ambassadors of St Augustine's - when visiting the primary schools in our parish or when they come to St Augustine's to learn about our church and the Christian faith. A special thank you on behalf of all of us to the Laing Family who have made possible this wonderful enrichment of the life of Saint Augustine's!
10 October - we had a musical and interactive session for year 2 students from Orion's Primary School. The theme was 'Why is the person of Jesus so important for Christians?' We had lots of fun! Though it is a serious stuff of talking about Jesus as our Saviour, our focus was God's love for us through what he did and who He is. We explored how the most important parts of the church building and the objects and decorations in speak of this love. We learnt about the Cross, the Easter candle, the symbol of the candle-light, baptism - and we had jolly good songs. All of us were dancing at a point! The kids went on their way back to school was singing the refrains! What a day - a special thanks to Hammad who played and sang wonderfully for us and with us...
We were so glad to receive this feedback from their RA teacher: '....I just wanted to thank you ever so much for the effort you went through to educate and entertain the children on the visit yesterday. The feedback was brilliant, and all of the children as well as the adults really enjoyed visiting. Kindly thank the most talented performer from us as well, the children loved all of his songs and we would love to invite you both in for an assembly some time this year. I look forward to arranging more trips like yesterdays for other year groups as I think it is important they get to have the same experience. I have attached some images I took yesterday onto the email. Thanks once again,' Our privilege!