St Augustine

The church, built between 1915-16, was founded by Augustinian priors and continues to be served by the order from the neighbouring priory.

About this church

The original building is an example of early 20th century neo Romanesque, which has seen decoration and redecoration.

The church has been refurbished and redeveloped  significantly. 

The most striking elements introduce light into the space by stripping the roof timbers and treating them with a white oil, and creating a unified pale colour scheme. The limestone columns and timber floors have also been stripped and sealed. Everywhere, the desire for honesty is present. Although, for example, the heating infrastructure is concealed in the walls using pioneering technology, this is visibly expressed by allowing copper piping to snake around the timber ribs at the clerestory level. The overall aim is to create a rationalised, readable space that generates a sense of unmediated spirituality.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Paul

More information about this church coming soon.

St Cuthbert

St Cuthbert’s is one of London’s largest and finest 19th century churches, it rises dramatically amongst the Victorian terraces of Philbeach Gardens, forming a group with the adjacent clergy house and Philbeach Hall.

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