First beginnings

The following letter tells, in immaculate copper-plate handwriting - the very origins of the Anglican Church in North Town.

Rev. West's reference to ' a remote part of my Parish' is amusing and significant.  It reflects an Aldershot attitude towards the Hamlet of North Town that prevailed until 1939 and still lingers somewhat today.

The site the Rev. West refers to was a plot of land in North Lane immediately opposite the junction with Canning Road.

St Augustine's Church 1880


A Hamlet and it's church
Webpage icon The Wooden Cross
Webpage icon The Font
Webpage icon The wandering Calvary and Altar
Webpage icon Frank Varney 1869 - 1953 Lay Reader Extraordinary
Webpage icon Church and Parish Development
Webpage icon The bell that won't stop ringing
Webpage icon The East Window
Webpage icon The Altar Cross
Webpage icon Development of the church in Aldershot
Webpage icon Introduction