Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Secret of St Augustine, Gillingham, Kent

Hi folks,

over the weekend we, that is Sue and I visited this church on the A2 Watling Street, Gillingham which holds a secret that I will reveal later.  Next year celebrates 100 years since the start of its' build.

To the side of the church is the bell situated to the left of the entrance door on quite a low level for a church.

Over the west door is the bust of St Augustine with a carving of the church one side and on the other side an ancient boat which was used to journey across the sea to proclaim the gospel. 
(For our America friends it is pronounced Aug gust tin and not Aug ger steen as in our favourite town in Florida, St Augustine which is spelt the same way). 

Main Altar window,

High above is placed this rail with the figure of Christ flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John, it looks very impressive with spot lights placed to good effect.

Last one for today and the next blog will reveal the main reason we visited the church. You may get an idea from this last image as the chairs have been stacked up.

Thank for dropping by.

Best regards, Mike


  1. That's a very nice 'Rood Loft' Mike. That's the beam with the figures on it that would have sat above the 'Rood Screen' {some times called a quire screen} if it had been there.

  2. This post is so peaceful Mike...loving the stained glass and those lovely candlelight shots !
    Getting ready for the festivities ahead........hope you are doing O.K.
    Chris and Dave R

  3. I know this church well! .. You have taken some really beautiful pictures here, Mike... I enjoyed my visit again! It's been a while but this church is just stunning. Thank you ;)
    Eileen xxx