About Us

Our Church in Hoxton

Step inside our church on Hoxton Square, an oasis of calm tucked away in cutting edge cool Shoreditch. 

Statues of St Augustine and St Monica stand to the left and right of the high altar, waiting to greet all visitors.


A grade II listed 19th century church built between 1864 - 1866, our building is an example of Edward Welby Pugin's work.   

The outside of the church is distinctive of a typical Pugin design.  The description on historicengland.org.uk is apt - "... a rare surviving composition of church, school and priory by an important architect who here produced a cheap building that nevertheless has considerable distinction"


To put the quote into context, the Pugin Society estimated that the cost of a typical unendowed urban church ranged between £3000 - £10000, depending the size and date of building. In contrast, the Cobh Cathedral, begun in 1867, cost £235000 by the time it was completed in 1915.

St Monica's Team 

St Monica's is under the care of the Augustinian order of the Province of England and Scotland.

Fr Gabriel Tumba Hassan, OSA is parish priest at St Monica's.

Fr Anthony Zabbey and Fr Jacob Choi recently joined us in September 2019.  Fr Anthony is our Prior, while Fr Jacob Choi is a member of the Augustinian community and a psychotherapist.

NEWCOMERS to the Parish are warmly invited to introduce themselves to the team, and to fill in a Parish registration form.

Meet the Priests of our Parish
Fr Gabriel Hassan, OSA

Parish Priest & School Chaplain

Fr Anthony Zabbey, OSA


Fr Jacob Choi, OSA

Bursar & Psychotherapist