Welcome to St Francis Parish, Maidstone!

New to the Parish?


If you are new to the Parish please download the form below and when completed either hand it to one of the clergy team or put it through the Presbytery letterbox.

Not a Catholic?


Like to find out more about what it means to be a Catholic? We offer an informal programme which tells you about the Church and may help you to decide if becoming a Catholic is for you.

Welcome to our Website

Giving to the Parish

Did you know that you can make your ‘First Collection’ offering right here on the website? You can donate online via the secure ‘Give a Little’ page. Donations can be ‘One-off’ or you can setup a recurring ‘Monthly’ donation. If you are a U.K. tax payer then please consider ‘Gift Aiding’ your donation – the Parish will be able to claim back from the Government an additional 25% of the value of anything you give. Thank you, we really appreciate your generosity!

Service Times

Sundays

6.00pm (Saturday)  
8.30am Mass
10.00am Mass
11.30am Mass
6.00pm Mass 

St. Luke’s Chapel, Preston Hall
9.00am Mass

Weekdays

Monday to Friday
10.30am Mass
Saturday
10.00am
Mass

Exposition & Adoration

Friday
9.30 to 10.15am

Church Opening Times

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 8.00am – 7.00pm

Confession

Saturday
10.45 to 11.30am

 

If you can’t get to Mass then we encourage you to watch live Mass from the neighbouring parish of St. Peter’s, Bearsted.
Sunday Mass times are: 6.00pm (Saturday) & 10.30am
Weekday Mass at 10.00am on Monday, Tuesday & Friday

 

As an alternative click here for livestream Mass from St. Teresa’s Church, Ashford
Sunday Mass times are: Saturday at 5.30pm (Sunday Vigil),
Sunday at 8.00am, 10.30am & 12.15 (in Polish)

MINISTERS OF COMMUNION

Now the obligation of Sunday Mass has come back, we would like to update our list of Ministers of Holy Communion for the parish.  If you have been commissioned as a Minister of Holy Communion, please can you inform the parish office by email

CLEAN CHURCH

We continue to be grateful for the people who clean our church so well every week but they really do cry out for more help.  Please if you can give even an hour every Thursday morning, or some Thursday mornings, from 11 o’clock then I know your help would be appreciated.

Newsletter

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Quick Links & Info

Lottery Result

Week 5 – Number 167 - £15

Mass Intentions

If you wish to make a request for a Mass Intention then please take a green envelope from the church porch, fill it in and then return to the parish office stating clearly if you wish a particular date or time. Suggested donation is £10 but people must feel free to offer what they can or wish to give.

Parish Office hours

10am – 12 noon Tuesday & Friday

Synod Listening Sessions
Parish Responses

From October last year, Pope Francis launched The Church Synod 2021 -2023 where he has invited the Catholic Church throughout the world to engage in a process of discernment under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  We, as a parish, had the opportunity to meet last November and discuss three main areas of how to the Church can continue to journey and grow. They were Communion, Participation and Mission.  Each of these areas raised some very interesting questions and debate. We are truly grateful to all who were involved in the organising and participation that has taken place. Questions that were discussed in each are included:

  1. What are the ways in which your parish most successfully brings people together?
  2. How has the Pandemic affected participation in your parish?
  3. Are we too inward looking? What are the challenges of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ to others?

Please download below the collated responses to the recent ‘Listening’ sessions.