Saint Francis
Catholic Parish

“To give witness with joy and simplicity
to what we are and what we believe in.”
Pope Francis

Our church is open for public Mass & Confessions
with a revised timetable and restrictions

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Wear a face covering
Keep social distance
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Mass times are:

Sunday

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

Monday to Thursday

10.30am

Friday

10.30am & 8.00pm

Saturday

10.00am

Sacrament of Confession:

Every Saturday
10.45 to 11.30am

Exposition & Adoration:

Every Friday
9.30 to 10.15am

HOLY COMMUNION

Ever since the return to Mass last Summer, just before Holy Communion, the priest has held the Host high and said a universal, ‘The Body of Christ’ with which the congregation respond ‘Amen’ and then communion is distributed in silence.  

As part of the easing of restrictions at Mass we are now going back to the usual custom, where the words are said at the reception of Holy Communion itself.

Newsletter

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Welcome to St Francis Parish, Maidstone!

“St 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.

It gives me great joy to welcome you to our website. Whether you are currently a parishioner, somebody who is looking to be part of our parish community or just want to have a browse, we are glad to be here for you.

As you search through the various pages of our website you will see that we are a very diverse community of different ages and nationalities but united as one family of God. Whether it is gathering for worship or for times of fun, we work together to build the kingdom of God and there is room for everyone.

So enjoy your time looking through our website. I am sure you will discover that we are a parish that is filled with faith, charity and generosity and always welcoming anybody who wishes to be part of our family. Together as one we shall share in the Mission of bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all.

With every blessing.”

Father Liam Gallagher
Parish Priest

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.

Mass Times

6.00pm (Sat. Vigil)
8.30am
10.00am (Live Streamed)
11.30am
6.00pm
Monday to Friday
10.30am
Saturday
10.00am

Mass Readings


Click below for today's Mass readings. This will take you to the Universalis website, where you can access today's readings for Mass and also the Divine Office of the Church.

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.

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Prayer for the Year of St Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted His only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.