_MG_4735The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster is part of the Archdiocese of Southwark and the Universal Church under the headship of Pope Francis in Rome. We cover the southern part of the Isle of Thanet in east Kent, the towns of Ramsgate and Minster and the surrounding villages. We have two churches, Sts Ethelbert and Gertrude and St Augustine, in Ramsgate, and we have parish Masses in Minster too (where we have St Mildred’s Abbey and our Benedictine nuns). Read more…

Shrine of St Augustine

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-13-53-14The Shrine of St Augustine, England’s newest shrine recalling England’s first missionary. Pugin’s magnificent personal church and burial place, dedicated to his patron St Augustine, became, on 1st March 2012, the official shrine commemorating the coming of the Gospel to the Anglo-Saxon peoples. St Augustine who landed near to Ramsgate, sent by Pope Gregory the Great in 597AD, is an inspiration for faith and evangelisation today. We invite pilgrims and general visitors to come to St Augustine’s to pray and worship, to enjoy the beauty of its architecture and to learn about the history of the early saints so closely connected with the identity of Christian England.