Shrine of St Augustine & The National Pugin Centre

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Virtual Tour

Experience the Virtual Tour and take a look around the Church and National Pugin Centre

Opening Times

The Visitor Centre is open 1 to 3.30 except Tuesday 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.

School Visits: click here for teacher resources or contact us to arrange a bespoke visit.

Weekly Newsletters

Keep up to date with what’s going on! Read the Latest Newsletter from the Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster.

Visit Us

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.

Shrine Walks

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.

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.

Augustine Camino

The Augustine Camino is a week-long walking pilgrimage from Rochester Cathedral (the second founded by Augustine) to Ramsgate via Aylesford Priory, Canterbury Cathedral, Minster Abbey and many very wonderful small village churches and country pubs.

"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."

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St Augustines Church

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St Augustine

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Pugin

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 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.

HLF Project

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. 

Support St Augustine's Church

You can support St Augustine's Church by making a donation, all are welcomed.
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