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

St Augustine’s



Visit Us

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.


Visitor Centre

Information on St Augustine and Augustus Pugin with interpretative boards, videos, and audioguides available. Pugin’s designs are on show in the Visitor Centre exhibition area. 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.

Service Times

Masses this week

Sunday 8:30am
Sunday 12 noon (Sung Latin Mass)
Monday 12 noon
Tuesday 12 noon
Wednesday 12 noon
Thursday 12 noon
Friday (Ordinariate Use) 12 noon
Saturday 12 noon


Thursday 12:30pm
Friday 12:30pm
Sunday 8:15am
And daily on request

Other Services

Saturday 4:30pm St Augustine devotions
Sunday 4:30pm St Augustine devotions
Sunday 5:30pm Latin Vespers & Benediction

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.

Who Does What?


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 St Augustine’s

This is the home of the Gothic Revival, as the personal church of the man who built the Houses of Parliament – Augustus Pugin.

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.


Contact Us

Phone: 01843 606756

Email: office@augustineshrine.co.uk