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“Definately worth a visit”

Shrine of St Augustine
Ranked #7 of 50 things to do in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
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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 15 June 2014

We went to Ramsgate chiefly to see this church and were amazed, having parked in the first available roadside space we saw on entering the town to discover we were virtually outside. ( if you are visiting St Augustines church or 'The Grange' there is plenty of free parking nearby). According to the really informative parishioner, the only thing that was running in the church four years ago was water down the walls. The work that has been done in the time since then is amazing, but is still 'in progress'. There were workmen on the day we visited restoring stonework and taking down a window for repair, and apparently the main window above the altar was about to be removed for cleaning. It really is worth a visit and we will definitely book to see 'The Grange' on a Wednesday afternoon, but the church is no more stunning than many other English churches but fascinating because of it's architect and definitely glad it is no longer being allowed to deteriorate.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

It is Church so definitely good, however if you are going to look for something extraordinary there than you might be disappointed.

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Beautiful church inside, with a very interesting history. The architect, Pugin was a fascinating man and well known in Ramsgate particularly.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We went for the unequalled Pugin architecture - having visited the home he designed for his family next door - but found the whole experience spiritually uplifting.

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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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