St Augustine’s Church or the Shrine of St Augustine of Canterbury is a Roman Catholic Church in Ramsgate, Kent. It was the personal church of Augustus Pugin, the renowned nineteenth century architect, designer, and reformer.

St. Augustine’s Church

All the juniors at St.Ethelbert’s school walked to St.Augustine’s church, Ramsgate they also had a tour around the grounds. The church has been around since 1846. This church is 154 years old. St. Augustine travelled to Kent to convert King Ethelbert to Christianity. The church is 1 mile away from our school.

The church contains over 100 stain glass windows.

Pope Gregory sent St.Augustine to Kent from Rome.

I think that the infants should also have a chance to go there.

This was a very nice visit since St.Augustine landed in Britain.

More about Pugin

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812–1852) was an English architect, designer, artist, and critic who is principally remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style of architecture. His work culminated in designing the interior of the Palace of Westminster in Westminster, London, England and its iconic clock tower, later renamed the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the bell known as Big Ben. Pugin designed many churches in England and some in Ireland and Australia. He was the son of Auguste Pugin, and the father of Edward Welby and Peter Paul Pugin, who continued his architectural firm as Pugin & Pugin.

More about St.Augustine

St.Augustine was a Roman catholic from Rome.

He was sent by Pope Gregory to Kent to convert King Ethelbert to Christianity. St.Augustine arrived near Pegwell bay, near St.Augustines cross.

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