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Welcome to St. Francis' Parish!

Maidstone Deanery Confirmation Programme 2024 Application Form

Confirmation Application Form 1

Candidate Details


Parent/Guardian Details


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New to the Parish?

If you are new to the Parish please complete the online Parishioner Registration form by clicking the button below.

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.

Requiem Masses

Deacon Tom Coyle R.I.P

12.00pm Noon, Wednesday 13th September at St. Columba’s Church,  Chester,  CH2 1PL

Theresa O’Connor R.I.P: 10.30am Monday 11th September

John Ballagher R.I.P: 1.15pm Thursday 28th September

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Latest News


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.

Fr. Noel Salekwa

We are glad to welcome Fr. Noel Salekwa who is staying with us here at St. Francis while Fr. Liam and Fr. Simon Peter are taking their Summer Holidays.

Fr. Peter Norris

This coming September, Fr. Peter Norris will be living permanently with us here at St. Francis.  Fr. Peter has just retired as Parish Priest of Hersden, near Canterbury, and will be enjoying his retirement with us while assisting in the parish. 

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 green envelope from the church porch, fill in all the details and return to the parish office.

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?

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: 5   Number: 137   Amount: £15
Week: 6   Number: 259   Amount: £20
Week: 7   Number: 262   Amount: £25
Week: 8   Number: 206   Amount: £60

Parish Survey

We are looking to update our Parish database so we call upon your help.  We ask that you provide your details for yourself and your household. It also provides an opportunity for people to let us know of any skills or previous experience you may have with working in parishes before and how you wish to contribute to the life of the parish.  We very much appreciate your help and contribution with this.

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!