The Parish Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe


The Church of St Mary & St Eanswythe, with St Saviour Folkestone, exists to make Jesus Christ known in Folkestone through its worship, its fellowship and its mission. It looks to encourage its members, and the people of the community of which it is a part, to realise their full potential as children of God.

Supporting our Church Financially
During this time when our usual supporters are not able to make cash donations or use the planned giving scheme, please donate  so that we can keep paying our bills! All donations will be very gratefully received and we can claim Gift Aid if you provide your details when you make your donation.
Please use the following details for donating via online banking.
Account Name:      Vicar and Churchwards of the Parish Church of St Mary & St Eanswythe
Sort Code:                 52-41-42
Account Number: 08627290
If you are a UK taxpayer please allow us to claim Gift Aid on your donation by completing the following form and either posting it to the Parish Office or scanning and emailing it to
Gift Aid Form

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated 22nd September.

Fr John writes:

Our revised opening and service times are as follows:
• Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11am-1pm
• Morning Prayer Sundays to Thursdays 8am
• Midweek Eucharist Thursdays 10.30am (BCP)
• Sunday Eucharist 10.30am (Common Worship)

Government guidance includes a request for the names and phone numbers of all service attendees to be recorded and kept for 21 days to assist ‘track and trace’ if required. There will be someone stationed at the church door to take names and contact details.

Our HARVEST FESTIVAL will be celebrated on Sunday 11th October. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be able to receive goods this year. Instead, donations are invited for our chosen charity, the Folkestone Rainbow Centre. Please place cash or cheques made payable to ‘Folkestone Rainbow Centre’ in an envelope marked ‘Rainbow Centre’ and put in our donation box inside the church door, or post to our parish office (see the Contact page).

More information about the Rainbow Centre can be found at

A Prayer Card for Harvest to Advent

Please find attached a digital version of our Harvest to Advent Prayer Card. We are still unable to send out paper copies, but we hope you will enjoy this pdf version, and find creative ways to use it in worship and prayer over the coming months.

Harvest to Advent 2020 Prayer Card

The card touches on themes connected to Harvest, of course, but also has some prayers and questions which connect to the Listening and Discerning conversations currently happening around the diocese. In a season reflecting and discerning seem more complex yet more critical than ever, we hope it will be both useful and heartening.


Finding Eanswythe

An illustrated book summarising the Finding Eanswythe research is now available from the Church, price £5.

Recipes of Hope and Hospitality

Our new recipe book is now available from the Church, price £5.
Christmas Cards
The Friends of St Mary and St Eanswythe have produced two designs to support the church.

Available from the church in packs of 10 cards for £5, or by calling Pam Keeling on 01303 244876.


Please go to the  Safeguarding page for details of our Safeguarding Policy  plus  people and organisations you can contact regarding safeguarding issues.