The Parish Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe


The fundraiser for the reliquary to house the remains of our saint is now live: please give generously.


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.

Quiet Day: Saturday 30th September

Mission and Ministry Priorities

Please click here to read about our mission and ministry priorities over the next two years, and listen to sermons on various aspects of the priorities which Father John and our other preachers will record. 

Visiting times

We’re sorry that due to unavailability of volunteer welcomers the church will be closed to visitors on Mondays. The church will normally be open for visiting and private prayer between 11.00 and 13.00 on Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Supporting our Church Financially: The Widow’s Mite Fund
We desperately need money: our costs, especially running costs such as heating, are constantly rising and our income is still affected by the consequences of the Pandemic. If you are not able to visit the church 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 are a UK tax payer and provide your details when you make your donation. You can donate any amount from £1 upwards through our online donation service provided by givealittle.
You can make a single donation online here  Donate or you can download our GiftAid and Donation Form to make a single donation by cheque and allow us to claim Gift Aid.
To make regular donations please see our Widow’s Mite Fund appeal. Any regular donation, however small, is invaluable to us.
A bronze mite, also known as a Lepton (meaning small), minted by Alexander Jannaeus, King of Judaea, 103 – 76 B.C. and still in circulation at the time of Jesus

Organ Appeal

Our historic organ is in desperate need of major and expensive refurbishment. Please follow our organ appeal web site at or on Facebook for information about the organ itself and events in support of the appeal.

Details of fundraising recitals are below.


Please visit the Choir and Organ page for more information about the choir.