175 anniversary

175th Anniversary

St. Augustine's Catholic Church celebrated its 175th anniversary on the 19th May 2013.

To celebrate this wonderful anniversary there was a special Mass at 10.45 am on Sunday 19th May 2013, Pentecost Sunday, when the whole Parish came together, all 1,000 of us, afterwards there was a buffet reception at St. Gregory's Catholic Comprehensive School.

Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Archibishop Emeritus of Southward Diocese was the chief celebrant at the celebration Mass, together with Canon Peter, Monsignor Matthew Dickens, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Southwark, Fr. Dermot Preston, the Jesuit Provincial, Also priests and deacons from the Tunbridge Wells Deanery and other clergy who had also served the parish over the past years.