Saint Francis
Catholic Parish

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

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

Our church will be open again for public Mass & Confessions
with a revised timetable and restrictions from Thursday 3rd December

When you enter the church you must!

Sanitise your hands
Wear a face covering
Keep social distance
Give your contact details

 

Mass times are:

Sunday

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

Monday to Friday

10.30am

Saturday

10.00am

 

 

Sacrament of Confession:

Sunday

Saturday 10.45 to 11.30am

 

Exposition & Adoration:

Every Friday
9.00 to 10.15am & 6.00 to 7.00pm

 

Livestreamed Mass During Coronavirus Pandemic

Livestream Schedule for
Sunday 6th December


Second Sunday of Advent (B)
Mass at 10:00am

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Church opening times this week.

 

Thursday 3rd December - Mass at 10:30am 

Friday 4th December - Adoration 9:00am to 10:15am followed by Mass at 10:30am 

Saturday 5th December - Mass at 10:00am 

Sunday 6th December Mass times:

6:00pm (Saturday)
8:30am
10:00am (Live Streamed)
11:30am
  6:00pm

(These times may change so please keep checking here for updates.)

WE CAN ONLY HAVE MASS
IF ENOUGH PEOPLE
VOLUNTEER TO HELP!

Our deepest gratitude to all who have volunteered as stewards to allow our public Mass to take place.

We still need more parishioners to help especially with sanitising after the Sunday Masses, so please let us know if you can give some time to help steward, guide and sanitise then we would be most thankful.

Readers are also needed for every Mass.

Please fill in the Volunteer form to let the parish office know which Mass you are able to either steward or read at.

Many thanks!

Volunteer to Steward or Read

The Deacon Diaries

Simple Things (30th November)

Charity  (3rd December)

 

Livestreamed Mass During Coronavirus Pandemic

Livestream Schedule for
Sunday 6th December


Second Sunday of Advent (B)
Mass at 10:00am

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Newsletter

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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.

Guess who's a Pop Master?

Yep, that’s right. Listen to Fr. Liam’s victorious performance on BBC Radio 2’s Pop Master Quiz on the Ken Bruce Show. Click the image to listen to the quiz, then go to 1 hour 10 minutes on the timeline.

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 23 - No. 74 - £20

God Who Speaks

Visit our 'God Who Speaks'
resources page

Deacon Diaries

Read all of Deacon Ian's lockdown reflections