The Parish Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe

Holy Trinity. Luca Rossetti da Orta, 1738–9 (St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea, Torino)

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.

Our New Priest

Following the selection process for the vacancy of Priest in Charge of St Mary & St Eanswythe with St Saviour, Folkestone, we are pleased to announce that The Revd Christopher Johnson has formally accepted the appointment. He is currently Associate Vicar of Wigston Benefice in the diocese of Leicester. It has been agreed that Christopher will celebrate Michaelmas in his current parish and move to the Canterbury diocese in early October.

The licensing service will take place on Friday 11th October at 7 p.m. by Bishop Rose. Please pray for Christopher as he takes up his new ministry.

Visiting and Services

The church is open for visiting between 11.00 and 13.00 on Wednesdays to Saturdays, and our regular Communion services are at 10.30 on Sundays and Thursdays: details of this week’s services and other new items are here. Please check with the Parish Office if you want to know whether the church is due to be open on a specific day: opening is subject to availability of volunteer welcomers.

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.



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