Information about San Agustin Parish Church
San Agustin Parish Church
Photo by San Agustin Parish Church
San Agustin Parish Church is the only Catholic Church located in Coron. The structure was built in 1901 and underwent several renovations throughout the years. Despite being situated in the town center, the church is among the most peaceful locations in town.
The church was founded in 1901, and the first chapel was constructed with the use of light materials. In 1932, developments were made on the church through the help of Rev. Fr. Joaquin Fernandez, OAR. The building was refurbished in 1969, while alterations of the altar and the vestry followed in 1993 under the direction of Rev. Fr. Mario Magbanua and Rev. Fr. Camilo C. Caabay, accordingly. In 2008, Rev. Fr. Manuel S. Manlavi commissioned the establishment of the church bell tower.
On September 8, 2011, Rev. Fr. Eddie B. Peñafiel proposed a church extension project through the aid of the 15-Man Committee, the Parish Pastoral Council headed by Mrs. Carolina Magallanes as Coordinator, and the benevolence of the Faithful of Coron, benefactors, and friends. Architects Jaypee M. Padrones and Kristine Flores were responsible for the architectural designs, while Engr. Edmar R. Aquiatan managed the construction, which was accomplished in 2012. San Agustin Church was earnestly blessed by the Most Rev. Fr. Edgardo S. Juanich, D.D., Vicar Apostolic, Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.
How to get there
In order to get here, ride a jeepney/van from Coron Town Proper. Tell your driver to drop you off at San Agustin Parish Church.
Best time to visit
This attraction can be visited anytime of day.