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“A small gem”

St. Augustine's Church
Ranked #17 of 140 things to do in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This is quite a small church. Although there was a church on the site since the seventeenth century, this building is Victorian. The most poignant item, I noticed was a poem written in the second world war about the church. The author was serving on board ship and was writing his memories of the church and his desire to return to it. Unfortunately, he was killed and never came back, but his poem is there for all to enjoy.

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

St Augustine's is a small church inside the city walls. It is open to visitors in the summer months. We visited on the European Heritage Open Day. It has a warm and welcoming interior. Although we did not explore the graveyard it many of the historic graves are documented. The Reverend Pat Storey from St Augustine's has been appointed the first female Cuhuch of Ireland bishop.

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

The St. Augustine's Church in Londonderry/Derry is fairly small and tucked in the City Walls, but is actually very historical (and quite a beautiful church). The present church was built in 1872, but is on the site of St. Columba's monastery from 546 AD. There are historical signs inside and outside the cathedral, telling the story of St. Columba and the historical significance of this church to Derry.

The church is free to enter, and will not take more than 20 minutes to look around, view the very intricate stained glass, and the alter. Photography is allowed inside as well.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Wonderful little church comes as a surprise tucked into a corner on Derry's walls. This was in the same week as the rector was appointed as the first female bishop in Ireland.

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

When walking the Derry wall, one will encounter St Augustine's Church on the Bogside side of the city. The is a quaint little church set is a beautiful cemetery and garden and makes a wonderful stop on the walk.

And a hidden secret - there is a loo! You have to ask the gift shop attendant where to find it.

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