Become a Friend of St Augustine
The Friends are St Augustine’s fan club, who support the activities here whether they live near by or far away.
By joining the Friends you are helping to save St Augustine’s for future generations. The Friends’ support has been vital at every stage of development, including saving St Augustine’s from total dereliction to building up its current ambitions and capabilities.
By joining the Friends you will:
- Keep St Augustine’s open
This special place can only stay open through the financial support of generous people like you. This is one of the most important buildings of modern times and is an active shrine church. It deserves to be kept open, though this is only possible through the network of Friends.
- Be invited to events
Friends are invited to various events throughout the year, and receive mailings with updates of activities at St Augustine’s
- Receive the Annual Report magazine
Every year the Friends publishes a round-up of the past twelve months, and looks ahead to the next year. You will receive a copy of this every year as part of your membership.
- Feel satisfaction
By being part of the Friends, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to make history. St Augustine’s is tied to so much of this country’s history, and the Friends of St Augustine’s ensure that this history is passed on to future generations.
Aim of the Friends
The Friends aims to support the restoration, repair, and running of St Augustine’s, Ramsgate, including the Shrine of St Augustine and the National Pugin Centre. The Friends aims to promote great awareness of the significance of this site, especially its architectural and historical importance for all people.
St Augustine’s is a monument of both the coming of Christianity with St Augustine in AD 597, who landed close to this site, and to the achievements of the Gothic Revival and its leader Augustus Pugin (1812- 52) who built this unique place. It is worth saving and supporting for this and future generations.