Welcome to St Augustine's Online!


Sunday 5th July 2020

Video Communion Service: Communion Service on July 5th 2020

Video Sermon and Bible Message from John and Anne Coles: Healing in the Power of the Holy Spirit. July 5th 2020

Audio Sermon and Bible Message from John and Anne Coles: Healing in the Power of the Holy Spirit. July 5th 2020

Matthew 9:35-38. Rev'd John Coles is Chair of trustees for the New Wine movement and church network. John was Vicar of St Barnabas Church, Finchley, and he led New Wine from 2001-2014. Anne was head of women's ministry for New Wine for a number of years, and she and John continue to teach and train others in ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit. John and Anne were due to come to St Augustine's Highbury to lead a training morning on Healing, the weekend of the St Augustine's 150 years celebration. Due to Coronavirus and lockdown guidelines, John and Anne were unable to be with us physically, but they are still keen to share with us. Thank you so much John and Anne! :-)


We may be going through a pandemic, but the Church is still active!

The following are online resources to help us to worship, connect and grow as followers of Jesus, and meet with our heavenly Father.  Whoever you are, and wherever you are, you are so welcome!


On this page:

  • Adults and Young People
  • Married Couples
  • Children and Young Families
  • Alpha Course
  • Prayers We Use in a Service: Confessions and Affirmations of Faith


Adults & Young People

Worship: Online Communion Services.  

Here are a variety of Communion service videos led by the Vicar and Senior Pastor of St Augustine's Highbury, Gabriel Anstis (using different prayers and liturgies), on Vimeo, to help us worship God: 

StAC Communion Service (using Eucharistic Prayer E)

StAC Communion Service 2 (using Additional Eucharistic Prayer Two)

StAC Communion Service 3 (using Eucharistic Prayer A)

StAC Communion Service 4 (using Additional Eucharistic Prayer One.  Pentecost Sunday.  May 31st 2020)

StAC Communion Service 5 (using Eucharistic Prayer B.  Trinity Sunday.  June 7th 2020)

StAC Communion Service 6 (using Eucharistic Prayer C.  June 14th 2020)

StAC Communion Service 7 (using Eucharistic Prayer D.  June 21st 2020)

StAC Communion Service 8 (using Eucharistic Prayer F)

StAC Communion Service 9 (using Eucharistic Prayer G)


Bible Teaching: Online. 

Listen to the St Augustine's weekly Sermons/Bible Messages: StAC Sermons 

There are also loads of additional ways to do this, including

the Bible In One Year app/daily email,

the Word for Today daily devotional, and

the Premier Christian Radio daily devotional.


Worship: Sing to the Lord.  There are a lot of songs available online.  Here are just a few: 

Great Things (with lyrics),

Great Things (with lyrics. HTB worship),

Goodness of God (with lyrics. HTB worship)

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord O My Soul) , 

This I Believe (The Creed) , 

My Lighthouse , 

Our God (Water You Turned Into Wine) , 

Good Good Father,

Build My Life (with Lyrics),

Build My Life (Live),

Reckless Love,

The Lion and The Lamb (with Lyrics),

What A Beautiful Name,

What A Beautiful Name (with lyrics)


Listen to Kingdom focused teaching.  There are a huge number of free teaching audio recordings on the New Wine website.  Talks include: When Faith Gets Shaken, Proof of the Resurrection, Dementia, Hope and Connection, The Holy Spirit & Prophecy, Leadership, Wholeness: Healthy Habits, Testimonies of Lament, Children with Additional Needs & much more!


Pray.  There are many ways to help us do this.  For example, 

London Diocese has a number of prayer and worship resources,

as does 24-7 Prayer, and

the Church of England's Daily Prayer is available free online.



Married Couples

The Marriage Course is running online for free.  An amazing opportunity to invest in your marriage.

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.

How does it work?  The course is exactly as it would be if you were attending in person, except that you will be able to do so from the comfort of your own home where you can replicate your own date night:

Each session lasts for 1 hour and 50 minutes, half of which will be for your conversations.

  • The films are all available for free right now!

  • Don’t forget the candles, snacks, drinks, older kids in another room and the younger ones in bed. Try to make it feel as special as possible.

Over 7 sessions, you'll explore:

  • Strengthening Connection

  • The Art of Communication

  • Resolving Conflict

  • The Power of Forgiveness

  • The Impact of Family

  • Good Sex

  • Love in Action


To sign up, go to: Marriage Course Online



Children and Young Families

StAC Kids is our page dedicated to helping families worship God and grow together.  Check it out: StAC Kids

Also, Singing to the Lord together as a family is a great way to grow.  Here are a few videos online, to help you do this:

Big Family of God (with actions) , 

All Through History , 

Every Move I Make , 

All through History (with actions) , 

Our God Is A Great Big God , 

My Lighthouse

Art & Craft: Check out some free Easter resources for children including craft activities, games, puzzles, colouring pages and recipes: Children's Easter Resources

Also worth checking out are the ready made craft activities to buy: Art & Craft Activities



Alpha Course

The Alpha Course online explores the big questions of life, meaning and the Christian faith, and runs across eleven sessions. Each session includes a short film and a discussion where you can share your thoughts with an online small group. If at any point you decide Alpha isn't for you, that's not a problem. There's no pressure, no follow up and no charge.

When does Alpha start?  A new Alpha Course will start every Wednesday on the following dates:

Wednesday 8 April, 15 April, 22 April, 29 April and 6 May.

To sign up, go to: Alpha Course Online



Prayers We Use in a Service: Confessions and Affirmations of Faith


The following Confessions and Affirmations of Faith are the words we sometimes use together during a service as a way of worshipping God.  During this time, they are here for you to use either on your own, or with others in your household, as a way of worshipping our amazing Lord and King.




Confession 1.

Let us return to the Lord our God and say to him:

Lord God, we have sinned against you; we have done evil in your sight.

We are sorry and repent.  Have mercy on us according to your love.

Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.

Renew a right spirit within us and restore us to the joy of your salvation,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Confession 2.

Jesus Christ, risen Master and triumphant Lord,

we come to you in sorrow for our sins,

and confess to you our weakness and unbelief.


We have lived by our own strength, and not by the power of your resurrection.

In your mercy, forgive us.

Lord, hear us and help us.


We have lived by the light of our own eyes, as faithless and not believing.

In your mercy, forgive us.

Lord, hear us and help us.


We have lived for this world alone, and doubted our home in heaven.

In your mercy, forgive us.

Lord, hear us and help us.



Affirmations of Faith


Affirmation of Faith 1.

Do you believe and trust in God the Father,

source of all being and life,

the one for whom we exist?

We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Son,

who took our human nature,

died for us and rose again?

We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God

and makes Christ known in the world?

We believe and trust in him.

This is the faith of the Church.

This is our faith.
  We believe and trust in one God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Affirmation of Faith 2.

Let us declare our faith

in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Christ died for our sins

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he was buried;

he was raised to life on the third day

in accordance with the Scriptures;

afterwards he appeared to his followers,

and to all the apostles:

this we have received,

and this we believe.



Affirmation of Faith 3.

Let us declare our faith in God.

We believe in God the Father,

from whom every family

in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son,

who lives in our hearts through faith,

and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who strengthens us

with power from on high.

We believe in one God;

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



Affirmation of Faith 4.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.