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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

 

If you have any suggestions for improvements to or items to be included on this site, or your Parish Group would like to have their own page, then please contact Mark the Webmaster via email below.

 

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

19th August

Readings for Sunday Mass

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Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

26th August

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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. 

The meetings will start again at the beginning of September so we wish to take this opportunity to invite anybody who wishes to find out more about the faith.  Have you been thinking about becoming a Catholic? Do you wish just to find out more because you attend with your family every week? Whatever your reason, please do come and join us in September for the R.C.I.A where we share and learn more about the Faith and explore our relationship with Jesus Christ.  There is no commitment once you have started and no pressure to become a Catholic. We invite you to take time and consider if this is something you are interested to try.  In the near future an inquiry form will be available for you to take away.

 

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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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