The place where St Augustine landed in 597AD to bring the Gospel to England and where the great Victorian architect, Augustus Pugin, lived, worked and built his personal church
We look forward to welcoming you at St Augustine’s. Thousands of people visit St Augustine’s each year: be one of them!
Opening Times and Entry
We’re open 10am – 4pm each day.
Entry is free, and we suggest a donation of £3 per person.
A wonderful reflection of Pugin’s designs is on show in the Visitor Centre. Featuring items owned and made for Pugin, as well as items inspired by his designs, this is a chance to see some of Pugin’s own creations.
Masses this week
|Sunday||12 noon (Sung Latin Mass)|
|Friday (Ordinariate Use)||12 noon|
|And daily on request|
|Saturday||4:30pm St Augustine devotions|
|Sunday||4:30pm St Augustine devotions (followed by Vespers)|
The Way of St Augustine
Take the Way of St Augustine and discover the beautiful Kentish countryside, where St Augustine once walked, and where Christianity first came to the English people. Walk between the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate, and Canterbury Cathedral, both places of immense cultural, historical, and religious significance.
Become a Friend
The Friends are St Augustine’s fan club, who support the activities here whether they live near by or far away.
Volunteer at St Augustine’s
Be a part of St Augustine’s community. A team of great volunteers welcomes our visitors and runs events. Volunteering at St Augustine’s can be very rewarding, bringing you into contact with many interesting visitors, meeting new people, and leading you into fascinating areas of knowledge.
Music is an essential part of the life of St Augustine’s. From concerts by some of the finest choral singers, to sung liturgies, to community outreach and community singing, we are proud to have a strong musical tradition.
About St Augustine of England
St Augustine was sent by Pope Gregory the Great to England to give the English people the Good News of Christianity. He was a monk at the monastery founded by Gregory (before he was elected pope) on the Caelian Hill in Rome. There is still a monastery there today.
About Augustus Pugin
Pugin was one of the most important designers and architects of the nineteenth century. He lived for just 40 years, but people say that in that time he completed 80 years of work.