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"...JESUS CHRIST, THE BEGINNING AND THE END...
ALL TIME BELONGS TO HIM... AND ALL THE AGES..."


These words on the doors of the Church porch express perfectly the purpose of our parish. We are a community centred round the Lord Jesus.

Saint Francis' Parish in the heart of Maidstone was founded in 1859 and since then has been the heart of the Catholic community in the Maidstone area. From it was founded the parishes of Saint Thomas More, West Malling; Holy Family, Park Wood; and Saint Peter's Bearsted. In addition to the mother church there are Mass Centres at St Luke's, Preston Hall and at the Ordinariate Chapel of Our Lady, Wateringbury.

Today the faith which inspired its foundation almost 150 years ago continues to find its expression in a lively community bringing together people of many races all united by their love of God. It is this love which calls us all to work together to build up our community and to care for all in need.

I would like to welcome all who visit our website and hope you share something of our vision for the future of the church and parish.
Father Liam - Parish Priest

 

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Twenty fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

16th September

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FAREWELL AND THANK YOU FR. SAMUEL

Fr Samuel Davey Farewell Mass.

 

 

MASS AT ST. MICHAEL’S OLD CHURCH

epOn Saturday 29th September 12pm noon we shall celebrate the annual Mass celebrated at St. Michael’s Church. This Mediaeval Church of St. Michael is at a rural district on the corner of our parish and its a special occasion to celebrate Mass there on the feast of St. Michael. If you can share transport then that would be appreciated as parking can be limited. Refreshments are provided afterwards. St Michaels Church is situated at Old Church Lane, East Peckham Tonbridge, TN12 5NG 

 

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH? rcia

At the Easter Vigil this year we were delighted to receive six people into the Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.  In preparation for this special evening, they had been attending the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) who are a group who meet every Tuesday evening and is for non-Catholic adults who are wanting to learn more about the Catholic Faith. 

If you are not a Catholic but are interested to find out more about the faith or maybe even thought about becoming Catholic then you are very warmly invited to attend our meetings that will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning 11th September. Please ask for an enquiry form after Mass.

 

ANY MUSICAL TALENT?

We are grateful to our choir who lead us in our music every Sunday 6.00pm Mass.  However we welcome more people to join them especially instrumentalists.  If you have a musical talent that you can share just once a month on a Sunday evenings (we especially welcome a pianist or guitarist but all gratefully received) then please speak to the choir after Mass. 

 

 

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE AN ALTAR SERVER?servwr

 

Maybe you’ve recently made your First Holy Communion or just arrived in the parish or even used to be a server when you were younger. Come and join our team of servers and play a more active role in the liturgy. Any age or gender will be very welcome, as long as you’ve made your First Holy Communion.

For more information just ask one of the clergy or servers or email:


 

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