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St Augustine

This Grade I listed Gothic masterpiece is Pugin's model church and it embodies the principles he followed throughout his career.

Ramsgate, Kent

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St Augustines Road
CT11 9PA

He built his house, the Grange, next door, and he is buried here, in a vault he designed himself.  

Pugin died in 1852 before completing the project but building continued until 1893, with his sons continuing to work on the project. The tower and spire were never completed.

The exterior is stone, covered in flint to withstand the weather. Its interior is also lined with Whitby stone, linking with the abbey there.

There is exquisite decoration with stone and wood carvings throughout, unique statues, stained glass and ornate tiles. Tiles are by the renowned ceramicist Herbert Minton.

From 1856 until 2010 the church was run by the Benedictine monks of St Augustine’s Abbey. Now, it is a parish church, an official shrine of St Augustine, a place of pilgrimage.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Roman Catholic Church

  • Repair Grant, £40,000, 2011

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

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