Places of Worship
St. Augustine has a rich and diverse religious history, dating back to its founding on September 8, 1565. The first Catholic mass in the new world was celebrated by Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales, chaplain of Pedro Menendez de Avelis at the site of the Mission Nombre De Dios. This event and the site are now marked by a 208 foot stainless steel cross. Religion also played an important part in the city’s Victorian era, most notably with Henry Flagler building the Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Ancient City Baptist Church and several other places of worship in the Oldest City. The present day diversity of denominations is shown in the listings below. We invite you to visit and explore the 100+ places of worship in St. Augustine.