Historic Churches

Religious sites of a variety of denominations can be found in St. Augustine, and many come with a lengthy history of the early settlers who founded them. Some came here in hopes of a better life, looking to establish their own beliefs freely. Others came to proclaim the faith in far off lands and serve the people. Sites like the Methodist church, Jewish temple, Greek Orthodox shrine and the Catholic Cathedral Basilica which dates back to the late 1700s, offer a glimpse into the lives of these early pioneers. Tour these religious sites and get a feel for their devotion and dedication to St. Augustine. Through establishing religious sites each denomination found a home in the New World and therefore added to the rich history of this city.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

(904) 829-6451
32 Sevilla Street

Flagler's Memorial Presbyterian Church was dedicated on March 16, 1890. The old Presbyterian Church on St. George Street was vacated as the congregation moved to the new sanctuary with room for 480 worshipers.

St. Photios Greek Shrine

(904) 829-8205
41 St. George Street

Pray, light a candle, or view the Byzantine frescoes in this shrine and museum dedicated to the first Greek colony in the US.

St. Cyprian Church

(904) 829-8828
37 Lovett St.

This rustic church was built in 1900 with wooden interior and beautiful stained glass windows.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

(904) 824-2806
38 Cathedral Place

America's first parish and the oldest Catholic Church in the city. Explore this exquisite building and view the Spanish-inspired architecture.

Mission of Nombre de Dios

(800) 342-6529
27 Ocean Avenue

Walk the scenic grounds dating back to the city's founding. Discover the role of Christianity in Florida at the Mission Museum.

St. Benedict the Moor

(904) 824-2806
86 M. L. King Avenue

Named for the patron saint of African-Americans, St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church was built and dedicated in 1911. This church serves the historic Lincolnville district.

Trinity Episcopal Church

(904) 824-2876
215 Saint George Street

Trinity Parish Church was established in St. Augustine in 1821 and is the oldest Protestant Church in the state of Florida. The first building was erected in the 1830s and was made of coquina.

Ancient City Baptist Church

(904) 829-3476
27 Sevilla Street

Ancient City Baptist Church is a historic church originally constructed in St. Augustine in 1895.

Grace United Methodist Church

(904) 829-8272
8 Carrera Street

Henry Flagler built the Grace Church in 1887, using the same builders and architects that he used to build the Ponce de Leon Hotel.