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.
Recipes of Hope and Hospitality
Pam Keeling writes:
P.S. Father John has promised his Terrific Tuna-pasta Bake and Fantastic Fish Pie, both of which were instant hits when he hosted lunch for the parish at the Vicarage following his first Sunday service.
HELP! Fr John writes
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated 28th June.
RE-OPENING ST MARY & ST EANSWYTHE FOLKESTONE FOR WORSHIP
We have decided to delay opening St Mary & St Eanswythe Folkestone for worship services until Sunday 6 September, as long as we are not experiencing a second wave of Covid-19 at that time.
The main reason is the age and health profile of our congregation, which affects both the heightened risk of infection and also the availability of volunteers to help run services.
Services of daily Morning Prayer and Sunday Eucharist will continue to be published online. We will continue to open St Mary & St Eanswythe most days for individual prayer.
This decision also affects private ceremonies, concerts and meetings.
We are pleased to announce a limited opening for private individual prayer from Saturday 20th June.
The church will be open between 10.30 am and 1.30 pm on Sunday, and between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm on Saturday and Monday to Thursday.
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.
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.
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 channel from 9,00 am.
Public services 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.