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.

HELP! Fr John writes

Supporting our Church Financially
During this time when our usual supporters are not able to make cash donations or use the planned giving scheme, I would like to ask if donations could be made instead by bank transfer so that we can keep paying our bills! All donations would be gratefully received. Our bank details are:
Account Name:      Vicar and Churchwardens of the Parish Church of St Mary & St Eanswythe
Sort Code:                 52-41-42
Account Number: 08627290
We are investigating joining Justgiving in order to make it easier to donate to us, including providing the facility to Gift Aid donations. In the mean time if you are a UK taxpayer you may download a Gift Aid form here: please complete it and post it to the Parish Office or scan and email it to

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated 23nd March. 

We regret that the church is closed for visiting and private prayer during the period of the public lockdown announced today, i.e. a minimum of three weeks until April 13th subject to further announcements.

Church Online: please click here for the Church of England’s page of links to online resources.

You can watch our Sunday services on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Morning Prayer will also be available on YouTube. Links to individual Sunday services are on the Sermons and Services page of this site.

Public worship is suspended during the public lockdown and until further notice, although certain services will be prayed and may be livestreamed on social media. For further details of our response to the epidemic please visit our dedicated page.


If you know of a member of the congregation who is self isolating and you have their telephone number, please give them a call.

Eanswythe Found?

The results of the recent examinations and tests of what had been since their rediscovery believed to be St Eanswythe’s remains were announced on Friday 6th March. Information and resources will be published as they become available on the Eanswythe Found page.

Live worship from Canterbury Cathedral

Regular Service Times

Sundays: weekly Sung Eucharist at 10.30 am. Replaced until further notice by a Holy Eucharist (Common Worship) with sermon and prayers, streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channe from 9,00 am. 

Other services and visiting for private prayer are suspended during the period of public lockdown announced by the Government on March 23rd.

See the Weekly News for details of other services.


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