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.

Isaiah 40:4 …and the rough places plain

Work is underway to re-lay some of the most uneven paving stones in the churchyard.


The church is open for private prayer between 11am and 1pm on Mondays to Saturdays, plus 12 noon to 1pm on Sundays. 

Morning Prayer and Eucharist services will be live streamed on our Facebook Page while Sunday services will also be available for catch-up on our YouTube channel. Sunday sermons will be available on our Sermons and Services page as well as our Dial-a-Sermon service on 01303 768111.

Please note that public worship is subject to the following constraints for the duration of official Covid-19 measures:

  • The congregation are not permitted to sing. 
  • We must practise social distancing, wear a mask and use hand gel.
  • There can be no sharing of the peace.
  • Communion will be in one kind only.
Supporting our Church Financially
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 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 
St Eanswythe’s Colouring Book
The result of a brainwave during church watching: we have worked with local artist, Dandi Palmer, to create a beautiful colouring book with 40 varied pictures and something for all ages. We hope that it will give a true feeling of what you may be able to see in and around the church. Available from the Church, price £5.

Finding Eanswythe

An illustrated book summarising the Finding Eanswythe research is now available from the Church, price £5. The project’s web site can be visited via our Eanswythe Found page.


Please visit the  Safeguarding page for details of our Safeguarding Policy  plus  people and organisations you can contact regarding safeguarding issues.