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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|12.30pm||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|
Entry and pilgrimage programmes are free, though we recommend a donation of £3 per person.
Pilgrims often also include in their day a visit to another sacred site nearby such as St Augustine’s Cross (where St Augustine preached to King Ethelbert’s); the shrine of St Mildred at Minster or they walk/drive to Canterbury along the Way of St Augustine (link..)