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

 

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:

Saturday 10.45 to 11.30am

 

HOWEVER, 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. There are still gaps that need to be filled on various days, so please let us know if you can give some time to help steward, guide and sanitise then we would be most thankful. Please email the parish office with information of the Mass time you can help at.

Readers are also needed for every Mass. Please email if you are able to assist with this ministry, letting us know which Mass you are able to read at.

Livestreamed Mass During COVID Pandemic

Livestream Schedule for Sunday 26th July


17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
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.

Livestreamed Mass During COVID Pandemic

Livestream Schedule for Sunday 26th July


17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
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.

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Sunday Mass Times

6.00pm (Sat. Vigil)
9.00am
10.45am
6.00pm

ST LUKE'S, PRESTON HALL 9.00am

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.

Lottery Result

Week 21
No. 184 - £90

God Who Speaks

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resources page

Deacon Diaries

Read all of Deacon Ian's lockdown reflections