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Maidstone Deanery Confirmation Programme 2024

Applications are invited from young people in Year 9 or above, who live in the parishes of Maidstone Deanery:

St Francis’, Maidstone / St Peter’s, Bearsted / Holy Family, Park Wood, / St Thomas More, West Malling / St Theodore’s Cranbrook/ St Andrew’s, Tenterden / Sacred Heart, Goudhurst.

The programme will run on mainly Sunday evenings at St Francis’ Church, Maidstone, beginning in June, a break throughout the summer holiday, continuing through September – October, with the Confirmation Mass scheduled for Saturday 19th October, 3pm. (Venue TBC)



  • Applicants must be Catholics, who have made their First Holy Communion.
  • Applications must come from the candidate themselves.
  • Applicants will commit to attending all of the sessions.
  • Applicants must also be willing to participate fully in all aspects of the programme.

To request an application form, which also gives details of dates and times of sessions, please email:  confirmation@stfrancisparish.org.uk 

The closing date for applications is: Monday 3rd JUNE

Any other questions can be raised either through the above email address or by contacting Deacon Ian

Silver Jubilee

On the evening of Wednesday 12th June, Canon Liam will be celebrating 25 years of priesthood.  Holy Mass here at St. Francis’ at 6.30pm  with everybody in the parish invited, followed by a party which will be held in the hall of the United Reformed Church (opposite Burger King).

Canon Liam Gallagher
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Mass Times

10am & 6pm (Vigil Mass)
8.30am, 10am, 11.30am, 6pm

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View the readings for today’s Mass at the Universalis website.

If you can’t get to Mass then we encourage you to watch live Mass from the neighbouring parish of St. Peter’s, Bearsted.

Mass Intentions

If you wish to make a request for a Mass Intention then please take a brown envelope from the church porch, fill in all the details and return to the parish office.


An opportunity to be part of our parish lottery.  Apply by scanning the QR code with your phone or click the button below. Application forms are also available from the church porch. 

  Collections will start from 6th January to 14th January for Saturday evening and Sunday after the 8.30am Mass until the beginning of the 11:30 Mass.   Good luck everyone!

Parish Lottery Result

Want to be part of the Parish Lottery and be in with the chance of winning £1000?

Click the button below to find out more…

Week: 23  Number: 201  Amount: £20

Gift Aid Scheme

The Parish is very grateful to all parishioners who are members of the Parish Gift Aid scheme as it really makes a difference. For tax year 2022-2023 a claim in excess of £16000 will be made to the Government reclaiming the tax paid on the Gift Aided contributions.

Have you considered ‘Gift Aiding’ your donations?

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!