London was bursting at the seams and Highgate was thriving. So St Augustine’s was built to meet the need for new churches.
The foundation stone of the new church was laid in 1887 and the nave and main parts of the church constructed in 1895. However, it was not until 1914, just before the outbreak of the First World War, that the church was finally completed and consecrated.
The church building has had an exciting history – including a fire in 1924 that almost destroyed it.
You can find out more about the historical and architectural development of the church by downloading our ‘Illustrated Architectural History’