St Augustine of Hippo, Great Grimsby

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The Parish of St Augustine came into being on May 14th 1912. It was formed by taking 85 acres from the Parish of St Mary & St James and 255 acres from the Parish of the Holy Trinity and St Mary, Old Clee. As part of the land of the Parish had belonged to the Augustinian Canons of Wellow Abbey, it was considered appropriate that it should be placed under the patronage of the great St Augustine of Hippo. The new Church had been dedicated in November 1911 but was consecrated on March 28th, 1912. The Rector of Grimsby is the Patron of the living and Canon A.A. Markham appointed Fr Frank Bloomer the first Vicar of the new parish. He came to Grimsby from Barton-upon-Humber and remained here until his death in 1938. His cremated remains are interred in the Lady Chapel. During his Incumbency nine priests served as Assistant Curates - how times have changed! St Augustine's is a truly beautiful Church, designed by Nicholson and Corlette. Henry Thorold describes the fine interior with its numerous altars, statues and lamps as "the kind of church that compels people to their knees". From its inception, the style and ethos reflects the Anglican catholic tradition. The exterior of the church is also pleasing to the eye, with Virginia Creeper covering its walls and a well-kept and imaginative garden surrounding it. The Church Organ is a product of the famous Hull firm of Organ Builders Foster and Andrews. It was refurbished in 2010 and new stops were added. It is used for all sung services and during the summer months for free recitals (see events page for details). St Augustine's is a Forward in Faith Parish under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough.

Services from March 2014

Sundays Solemn Mass 9.30am

(11.15am Sung Mass at our sister Church St Andrew’s, Garabaldi Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DY)

Evensong and Benediction (1st Sunday in the Month) 6.00pm


Low Mass Monday 7.00pm

Low Mass Wednesday 9.30am

Low Mass Saturday 9.30am

Holy Days

as announced


after any weekday Mass or by appointment

Other Services as listed on our website

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Fr Edward Martin SSC (Vicar)
St Augustine's Vicarage
145 Legsby Avenue
DN32 0LA
07736711360 (Vicar) or Churchwardens (01472) 348577 or (01472) 871673 (Baptism / Banns / Wedding enquiries)
No email contact is available, please try the diocesan web site
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Solemn Mass
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Incense
Solemn Evensong and Benediction
Due to Clergy Holidays there will be No evening services in August 2013
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 50 minutes
Incense Book of Common Prayer


Low Mass
Every Monday at 7:00 PM for ½ hour


Low Mass
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour


Low Mass
Every Saturday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Church Open Usually open only for services only but can be arranged by prior arrangement with the Churchwardens
Hall for Hire Mrs Brenda Dixon 07722351106
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14993
Built: 1911
Style of worship: Anglo-catholic ABC Forward in Faith
Our Patron: The Bishop of Lincoln and the Bishop of Richborough (jointly)
Archdeaconry: STOW and LINDSEY (212)
Deanery: Grimsby and Cleethorpes (21208)
Benefice: Grimsby St Aug (21/185 F)
Parish Legal Name: St. Augustine Grimsby (210556 )
CofE Church Info: (621556 21/556)
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This page was last updated on Saturday 20th June 2015
St Augustine of Hippo : St Augustine's Avenue/Legsby Avenue, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN32 0LA - Situated on St Augustines Avenue with the West Front and Presbytery on Legsby AvenueDesigned by Nicholson and Corlette and built 1910-11. A stronghold of the Anglo-catholic tradition. Resolutions ABC, a Forward in Faith Registered Parish.

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