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“Beautiful little church”

Shrine of St Augustine
Ranked #8 of 51 things to do in Ramsgate
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Loved this church which has been restored beautifully - friendly volunteers who were keen to share their knowledge with us. Beautiful.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Wonderful building and lovely interior. Interesting layout and passion tableau. friendly steward who took time to explain about the architect and the buildings. Serene atmosphere and beautiful colours . Opportunity to light candles and buy postcards and homemade preserves..

Thank Helene H
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We have been in for Mass a couple of times here. Outside the church looks quite dark and spooky, but inside...wow!! What a beautiful place. Some of the Mass services are in Latin and the priests here are welcoming. A beautiful church to visit, all are welcomed, whether Catholic or not.

Thank non-bias
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Came across this accidently as was pouring with rain so nipped into shelter. How glad we did. So beautiful inside and the carvings as wonderful

Thank Minkymonkey
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Pugin, I learned, was a catholic convert. Like so many converts (to so many causes), he threw himslef into his new faith with almost messianic zea, creating this confection of a church. Most of his work involved churches and he lavished time and money on this one. The result is almost a caricature of Pugin design. As a place of worship, I'm not actually sure that the designs work. As a memorial to Pugin, it does.

Whatever one thinks, it's classic Pugin and worthy a look.

1  Thank Victor_Ludorum
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