SOLD OUT - Friends tour of St Augustine's Church in Ramsgate

Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Tickets are now Sold Out for our Friends Tour of St Augustine's Church in Ramsgate.

We are doing all we can to increase capacity for the day, so please join our Waiting List online at, or by sending an email to our Development Manager Georgina at If a place becomes available over the next few weeks, you will be contacted with instructions on how to purchase your ticket.

If you have already booked tickets and are no longer able to attend, please contact Georgina as soon as possible, so that she can reallocate your ticket. A refund minus an administration charge of £5 will be made until two weeks prior to the event. Thank you.


St Augustine's, Ramsgate, KentOn Wednesday 2nd September 2015, Friends and supporters of the National Churches Trust are warmly invited to a private tour of St Augustine’s Church in Ramsgate, which the Trust supported with a £40,000 Cornerstone Grant in 2012.

Grade I Listed, St Augustine’s is a Gothic Revival masterpiece, and of international importance in understanding the work and contribution of Augustus Welby Pugin, one of the greatest British architects of the 19th century. His personal creation and final resting place, Pugin described the church as “my own child” and perfected there his “true principles of Christian architecture.”

Guests will be met at Ramsgate Railway Station at 10.15am and escorted to St Augustine's Church, where we will enjoy a morning tour led by Father Marcus Holden. We will learn more about Pugin and the architectural vision he realized at St Augustine’s, and will hear from Paul Sharrock, the architect who oversaw its recent programme of repairs.

The Grange, RamsgateIn the afternoon we will enjoy a buffet lunch, before ending the day with a tour of The Grange and its gardens. Now managed by The Landmark Trust and rarely open to the public, The Grange was Augustus Pugin’s self-built family home and has been returned to an appearance that he himself would recognise, including its intricate, jewel-bright interiors. Grade I Listed, it offers a unique chance to step into Pugin’s colourful and idiosyncratic world. The tour will end at around 3.30pm, when guests will be escorted back to the railway station.

Tickets are exclusively for Friends and supporters of the National Churches Trust and cost just £15 pp, which includes lunch. In addition, if you book before the end of July you can take advantage of our Early Bird discount, with tickets costing only £13.50 pp.

To reserve your place, you can book online via credit or debit card at If you have any questions about ticketing or the day itself, please email our Development Manager Georgina at

* Please note that ticket numbers are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.