Religious Pilgrimage

We welcome many religious pilgrim groups each year. We are an active shrine church, serving the building’s principal and original function: worshipping God and asking the intercession of the saints.

Please contact pilgrimage@augustineshrine.co.uk to arrange your pilgrimage to St Augustine’s. We have a range of options of liturgies and devotions for your group to join in and benefit from.

We are happy to tailor your day to your timings and requirements.

 

Sample pilgrimage programme

11am Arrive: Tea and coffee; Walk around the shrine and exhibitions; Prepare for Mass
12 noon Mass
12:30 Lunch and free time in Ramsgate
2pm Watch Short films on St Augustine, Pugin and St Augustine’s Shrine
2:30pm Tour of St Augustine’s
3pm Veneration of the Relic / Benediction / Talk from a priest
4:30pm Depart

Entry and pilgrimage programmes are free, though we recommend a donation of £3 per person.

 

Cultural Visit

Many groups visit St Augustine’s to appreciate its immense cultural and architectural value. This site is rich in history, art, architecture, music, design, and more.

We are happy to tailor your day to your timings and requirements.

 

Sample cultural visit programme

11am Arrive: Tea and coffee; Opportunity to look at the Visitor Centre exhibitions and walk around the church
12pm Watch the films on Pugin and the St Augustine’s site
1pm Lunch and free time in Ramsgate
3pm Tour of The Grange (Pugin’s house, next door. Wednesdays only) / additional talk / tour of St Augustine’s
4pm Depart

On Wednesday afternoons there is the opportunity to have a tour of Pugin’s house, The Grange, which is next door to St Augustine’s and is owned by the Landmark Trust.

Small groups may wish to make use of the Library, upstairs at St Augustine’s, for a study day. The Library can accommodate up to 12 people. Although use of the Library is free, an additional £3 donation is requested per person.

Entry and cultural visit programmes are free, though we recommend a donation of £3 per person.