OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: January 21, 2017
Webpage updated: March 17, 2020

        

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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SAINT AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY

The Anglican Church of Saint Augustine of Canterbury was situated in Alexandra Road, Lipson, Plymouth.  This was the third place of worship planned by the Three Towns Church Extension Society.  The site was purchased.

An early picture of St Augustine's Church at Lipson, PLymouth

An early picture of St Augustine's Church
at Lipson, Plymouth.
From a postcard.

The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1899 and the crypt was finished in 1900 to the designs of Mr C King of Messrs King and Lister.  It served as a mission church until 1904 when the main church was consecrated. 

The ecclesiastical parish was formed in August 1905 out of the parishes of Charles, Emmanuel, and Saint Matthias. 

The building was completed in 1933 by the addition of two bays, a choir vestry on the north-west side and a porch.  The Lady Chapel contained a carved altar by V Pinwell.  The Church was of granite in the Gothic style and at one time had sittings for 700.

A later picture of St Augustine's Church at Lipson, Plymouth

A later picture of St Augustine's Church
at Lipson, Plymouth.
From a postcard.

It was badly damaged in the Second World War but was re-opened in 1954.

Saint Augustine's Church has now been demolished and replaced with social housing.