Shrine of St Augustine

Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate

Shrine of St Augustine
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Augustus Pugin - best known for designing most of the Houses of Parliament - radically reformed cityscapes around the world. Pugin built this church as his model of construction, and called it "my own child". Out of all the buildings he built, this was his favourite. St Augustine of Canterbury landed very close by in 597, bringing Christianity back to England. Although is original shrine was destroyed in 1538, St Augustine's is his modern shrine, and contains one of his last remaining relics. There are many things of beauty here, and of great significance too. Despite its stark exterior, the inside is peaceful, tranquil, and beautiful, with major stories to tell.
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gsbtheart
London, UK2 contributions
Nov 2021
Absolutely beautiful Church with a fascinating History. The architecture is Pugin at his very best (and possibly one of his most personal projects too). So whether you are a regular church goer - interested n beautiful architecture - or simply looking for a moment of peace and reflection - this place is truly one of Ramsgate's great treasures.
Written January 17, 2022
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basilhoward
Withernsea, UK288 contributions
Nov 2021
Brilliant & brand-new Visitor Centre... alongside Church with active Worship in one of England's finest furnished [ & most spiritual ] Chapels. Excellent Visitor Information Boards.. PLUS the finest Stations of the Cross you'll ever come across! Pugin Literature available to buy, in abundance.
Written November 6, 2021
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Amanda W
Oxford, England1,015 contributions
Sep 2021
Quite disappointing. Much smaller than I imagined it would be and not very ornate which I had expected from a Pugin building. The relics were not illuminated so very hard to see and I had left my phone in the car so didn't have a torch. There is a step at the entrance and a few steps inside so not ideal for wheelchair users unless they can manage a few steps. entrance was free, donations welcome. Limited opening hours, only on some afternoons for a couple of hours. No parking on site you have to park on Royal Esplanade and walk
Written October 1, 2021
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MAURICE C
Warwickshire, UK10 contributions
Sep 2021
NOT TO BE MISSED.....Simply superb ;we knew very little about Pugin so thank the excellent local guide for her enlightening tour.A magnificent building
Written September 19, 2021
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Alan C
Bracknell, UK50 contributions
Aug 2021
very impressive architecture and original glass windows. I must admit though the seven foot statue of St Augustine is a bit over the top in the enterence area.
Written August 27, 2021
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Tobytots1
Cambridge, UK10 contributions
Nov 2020
A beautiful site with friendly staff and parishioners
I visited as a pilgrim
Very important and of huge historical and religious significance
Written November 29, 2020
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Trufflesnuffler
Telford, UK185 contributions
Jul 2020
Informative display room and we were given an interesting tour of the church by one of the volunteers. Admission is free but there are limited opening hours on several days of the week.
Written August 11, 2020
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Richard P
Shrewsbury, UK42 contributions
Mar 2020
We were fortunate to be able to see the shrine before everywhere had to close down for the coronavirus pandemic. It was a fascinating visit and the volunteers working there could not have been more friendly and helpful. The only downside, from our viewpoint, was that we were there on a day when Pugin's neighbouring house was not open. We would have loved to have been able to visit this too.
Written March 31, 2020
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win y
Catania, Italy54 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
It was a walk down memory lane good to see that Pugin home is in good hands worth a visit and beautiful floor tiles like l remember although in my school days we weren't allowed up the staircase the church is a very tranquil spot and in my day the organ was fantastic
Written February 25, 2020
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alanb
Lewes, UK472 contributions
Oct 2019
On entering the volunteer was very helpful in giving us some background information on the church and on Pugin.
We were the only people visiting and it was very peaceful. There was more than enough information in the small leaflet that we were given.
The churchyard is also worth a wander around.
Written October 6, 2019
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Shrine of St Augustine is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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