The Parish Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe

We need a new Parish Administrator! Please scroll down for details


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.

Follow the Star, Join the Song: Advent Reflections at St Mary and St Eanswythe

Three travellers seek wisdom this Advent:

Monday 4th December at 7pm:  Fr John Tomlinson
Monday 11th December at 7pm: Vicky Friedrich
Monday 18th December at 7pm: Fr John Walker

Join us at the Vicarage in Priory Gardens on Monday evenings as Fr John T, Vicky, and Fr John W share some insights about what Advent and Christmas mean to them through words, art, film and music.

We’ll enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine together and, if you’re concerned about travelling home in the dark, we’ll arrange lifts to get you safely home afterwards.

Sign up by adding your name to the sheet at the back of the church or by emailing Rosie at

Parish Administrator Job Opportunity

The job description for the post can be downloaded here: Parish Administrator JD 2023

The Application form can be downloaded as a pdf here: Parish Administrator Application Form (pdf), or as a Word document here: Parish Administrator Application Form (Word). Please return your completed application form to Jenny Coleman at 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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.



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