The Parish Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe

Resurrection of Christ. Raphael 1499–1502

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.

An Easter message from Bishop Rose on YouTube

The Government has requested that, in order to reduce the risk of Coronavirus transmission during this period, local churches do not offer physical books of condolence for people to sign. Instead, you are welcome to sign the online book of condolence available here:

WANTED: A New Parish Secretary

We are looking for a new Parish Secretary to join us from the 24th of May. Please see the advertisement, job specification and application form (Word and PDF formats) below. Applications close on 26th April and interviews will be held on 6th May.

Job Advert: Parish Sec Ad 10.04.21
Job Specification: Parish Sec Job Spec 10.04.21
Application Form (Word): SME Job Application Form 10.04.21
Application Form (PDF): SME Job Application Form 10.04.21



The church is open for private prayer between 11am and 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, plus 12 noon to 1pm on Sundays. The church reopened for public worship on March 28th with the Liturgy for Palm Sunday.

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:

  • 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.

First Day Covers

We have a collection of exclusive first day covers in numbered limited editions for sale with all proceeds going to support the parish. Please click here for further details and an order form.

Rendezvous Magazine Readership Survey
We are looking for feedback about Rendezvous magazine from regular and occasional readers. You can download the survey form and copies of Rendezvous from the Rendezvous page. The chance to win a free subscription has passed but please let us know your opinions, your input is still valuable.


You can now hear the most recent Sunday sermon by dialling 01303 768111 in addition to listening through our Sermons and Services page. Please pass the number to anyone you know who might like to hear the sermon but is not able to do so online.
Local phone rates apply so calls may be free depending on your mobile/land line call plan.
Supporting our Church Financially
During this time when our usual supporters are not able 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.
You can donate here: Donate 

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.