Join us on Sundays, in person or online, for St Augustine’s Live!
St Augustine’s Live will be an amazing time of worship, prayer, fun, and community.
You can catch St Augustine’s Live online at 10:15am, or in person at 9:00am or 10:15am. Both services will be informal and great for all ages, and the 9:00am will also offer communion.
For more information, or if you have questions about St Augustine’s Live, please scroll down to the FAQs section, below.
To make sure we can keep everybody safe in our building, we’ll need you to book on to a St Augustine’s Live in person service in advance. Reserve your seat, using the Eventbrite form, below.
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What will the service be like?
There will be a warm welcome, times of contemporary musical worship (and dancing, if you like, but no singing, sadly), an inspiring talk based on part of the Bible, and times to pray and be prayed for. The 9:00am service will also include communion.
When should I arrive?
Doors will open 15 minutes before the service begins. Please queue at least 2m apart from others while you are waiting to be seated, and bear with us while we ensure everybody is signed in and shown to their seat safely.
Will there be children's and youth activities?
There won’t be separate activities for children or youth in the service, but the service will be short (35-45 minutes) and include fun action songs, and an engaging talk, suitable for all ages. For safety reasons, we will need parents and carers to ensure that their children stay seated/standing with them throughout the service. If children are restless, and would like something else to do, we recommend downloading an app called ‘Guardians of Ancora‘, which is a super-fun Bible-based adventure!
We will continue to post dedicated children’s and youth content on our social media pages.
Can I sing?
Unfortunately, in order to ensure the safety of everyone in our building, singing is not allowed in worship at this time. Feel free to worship by listening to the music, thinking about how great God is, lifting your hands, or dancing!
How can I give financially?
We would encourage everybody to give generously to God’s mission in Ipswich by donating to St Augustine’s. You can give using cash at our in person services, but we would encourage touch-free giving by standing order, bank transfer, or using the Givt App. For more information, visit our giving page.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Yes. To make sure everybody is as safe as possible, we need everybody to wear a face covering to our in person services.
Can I just turn up on the day?
No. We need everybody to pre-book their seats, to make sure that we can keep everybody safe, and avoid exceeding our building’s capacity.
Will the service be socially distanced?
St Augustine’s Live will be a socially distanced service. Queuing, entry, exit, and seating will enable you to observe 2m social distancing. The only people seated closer than 2m apart will be members of the same household or bubble; households or bubbles should book their tickets together to help us organise seating.
Please observe social distancing at all times during the service to help keep yourself and others safe.
Is it safe to come to church?
Whilst St Augustine’s Ipswich will be making every effort to ensure your safety, by following government and Church of England guidelines, providing hand sanitiser, implementing social distancing measures, and strongly recommending the wearing of face coverings, you should only come to church if you are confident that it is safe for you to do so. If you are unsure whether it is safe for you to attend (perhaps due to a medical condition), we recommend seeking medical advice before attending. When booking tickets, you will need to agree that you attend entirely at your own risk. If you can’t or don’t feel able to attend in person, please watch along with St Augustine’s Live online at 10:15am on Facebook, or later via catch up on our YouTube channel.
How will communion work?
Communion, shared at out 9:00am service, will only include the bread, and this will be in the form of individual wafers. The wafers will be dropped into your hand by one of our church leaders, who will have taken extensive sanitising precautions. If you don’t want to receive communion, that’s okay, just let one of the church leaders know, and we’d love to pray for you (at a distance) instead.
Can I attend if I am ill or have Coronavirus symptoms?
No. If you have coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms, or those of any other contagious illness, or have been in contact with somebody who has, then please do not attend St Augustine’s Live in person, in order to prevent the spreading of disease. You should follow the latest NHS guidelines, available here. This is an expression of loving our neighbours, but protecting their health. Please do watch St Augustine’s Live online, via Facebook or YouTube, instead.