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.

The church is open for visiting and private prayer, between 11.00 and 13.00, in addition to our regular services. Please check with the Parish Office if you need 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
We desperately need money: our costs, especially running costs such as heating, are constantly rising and our income is still affected by the fallout from 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 donate here:  Donate 

The Companions of Eanswythe

Would you be interested in becoming a Companion of Eanswythe? Please click here to find out more.

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

Covid-19 Guidelines

As cases are reducing, and with the lifting of Plan B, we’re making the following changes to our Covid safety measures from Sunday 6 Feb:
  • Although not mandatory, we ask that you wear a face covering if you can.
  • Track & Trace registration and social distancing remain voluntary – before sitting next to someone please check they don’t mind.
  • Priests will dip your wafer in the wine before you receive it. If you prefer an undipped wafer, please let them know.
  • Refreshments will be offered after our Sunday service.

Morning Prayer and Eucharist services will be live streamed on our Facebook Page.