Church & Shrine of St Augustine and The National Pugin Centre in Ramsgate is where St Augustine landed in 597AD and where the great Victorian architect, Augustus Pugin, lived, worked, and built his personal church. The Church of St Augustine was built by Augustus Pugin, who built the Houses of Parliament, started this in 1844 after he moved to the Grange next door, to revive the Gothic designs that he loved. The church was consecrated on 15th August 1850 and has been used for Catholic worship ever since. It has a visitor centre, and nearby is also home to the Shrine of St Augustine. The small piece of bone of St Augustine is a relic at the church.

Opening Hours
Visitor Center
Monday, Wednesday to Saturday

Free -  suggested donation of £5 per person
Guided Tours - suggested donation of £4 per person.

Access to St Augustine’s can be challenging due to the many steps, but most areas can be accessed by wheelchair. Please call if you need special assistance on 01843 606756.

Toilet • Disabled Toilet

Picture Credit: © St Augustines.


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