St Augustine Kilburn is an inclusive church committed to Christ and His word. We are dedicated to sharing the love of Christ through ministry, fellowship and worship. Our church is not just a house of worship. At its core are the members and believers that come together to practice God’s word, celebrate His love and extend His gifts to all.
Holy Baptism (Christening) is the sacrament which welcomes a person into the fellowship of the Church, making them a member of God’s family and a part of the body of Christ.
Baptisms are conducted within the parish in which the one to be baptised lives, unless they attend worship in another parish. Baptisms may take place within the Solemn Mass on Sundays or at other times (in emergencies - immediately). Either way, the one to be baptised is always welcomed into the Parish Family. Parents (or adults seeking baptism for themselves) should contact Fr Amos. Information will then be sent that will answer more questions and introduce you to our DVD-based baptism preparation sessions. A separate information sheet is provided for godparents and an application form. Dates are only agreed once that application form is returned - so please do not book a reception venue before booking the baptism!
When someone we love dies we are beset with many powerful feelings. The Funeral Service seeks to minister to this delicate situation by committing the departed person into God's hands, using the Church's liturgy of either a Funeral Service or a Requiem Mass to express our own complex emotions within an atmosphere of faith, hope and love. It is possible to tailor the service for the individual, within appropriate limits. Additionally, the great advantage of a Funeral in church is that it is not restricted to a mere 20 minute service at a crematorium.
Please contact Fr. Amos if you would like practical or spiritual advice when bereaved or to arrange your own funeral - families find this incredibly helpful when the time comes.