Saint Francis
Catholic Parish

FATHER LIAM, FATHER DAMIAN, FATHER SIMON PETER AND DEACON IAN WISH YOU EVERY BLESSING AND PEACE THIS CHRISTMAS TIME

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

Sunday 23rd January

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

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

HYMNS

Download the hymns for Sunday Mass below for use on your (muted!) phone/tablet at Mass

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.

Church Open for Private Prayer Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 9.30am – 12pm

Church Open for
Private Prayer
Monday to Friday
10am – 2pm
Saturday
9.30am – 12pm

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

Confession

Saturday
10.45 to 11.30am

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is now available in the main confessional. If you wish to have Confession at another time then please make an appointment with one of the priests.

Newsletter

Keep up to date with all that’s going on. View this week’s newsletter or receive the newsletter every week via email by signing-up.

Holy Mass to Resume
at St. Luke's Chapel

We will be restarting celebrating Mass at St. Luke’s Chapel, Preston Hall at 9am on Sunday 23rd January. If there is anybody who is prepared to provide a lift for Fr. Damian or Fr. Simon Peter, please can you let us know at the parish office.

Synod Listening Sessions

We have now completed our parish listening sesions but you can still have your say. Either go online to the Diocesan Online Submissions form here or download a questionnaire below and when completed post them through the presbytery door

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.

Quick Links & Info

Lottery Result

Week 24 - No 129 - £25

Deacon Diaries

See all of Deacon Ian's lockdown reflections