Shrine of St Augustine & The National Pugin Centre
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
Experience the Virtual Tour and take a look around the Church and National Pugin Centre
The Visitor Centre is open 1 to 3 except Friday and Sunday.
The church is open for the celebration of Mass Monday to Saturday at 12 Noon.
Sunday Masses are at 8.30, 12 Noon (Sung Latin with Confessions available) and 5pm (Ordinariate Use)
Confessions Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12.30 to 1pm and by arrangement.
Exposition ending with Benediction Tuesday 12.30 to 3pm
We welcome group visits as well as individual visitors. Click here for more information.
Keep up to date with what’s going on! Read the Latest Newsletter from the Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster.
We look forward to welcoming you to St Augustine’s. Thousands of people visit St Augustine’s each year: be one of them!
News & Events
Three talks were given for our virtual Pugin Week. Click below to access them.
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.
Walk from the Shrine to Canterbury Cathedral on the Way of St Augustine.
Walk from Rochester Cathedral to the Shrine on the Augustine Camino.
"It is worth working all one's life for - to see a real church with all its fittings in the Isle of Thanet - the cradle of Catholicism in England."
St Augustines Church
Heritage Lottery Fund
St Augustine’s worked with the generous help and funding of the Heritage Lottery Fund to complete a project for the establishing of an Education, Research and Visitor Centre at the Shrine.
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