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Welcome to the Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone!  You’ll find us on the Tonbridge Road (A26) just over half a mile from the town centre.  We are the parish church for a population of over 6,000.  We have a growing congregation, some of whom have been attending the church for most of their lives, whilst others are newcomers.  The age range is from 0 to retired.

Our aim is that we should all have an encounter with Jesus Christ in our services.  To that end, our main services are Eucharistic: we gather around Jesus, who is sacramentally present in the consecrated bread and wine.  With the very first Christians, we believe “Jesus is the only one who can save people.  His name is the only power in the world that has been given to save anyone. We must be saved through Him!” 1Acts 4:12 ERV  The quotation from the Bible emphasises our faith in its divine inspiration from cover to cover.

Following all our services there is tea and filter coffee to wash down freshly-baked snacks.  We are finding that people are staying to chat and enjoy being together for longer.

You’ll hear our wing of the Church of England sometimes described as Anglo-Catholic (or simply catholic).  But what does “catholic” mean?  It’s not what you may think: it simply means that it’s for everyone, which therefore includes you.  Yes, there is incense at Sunday Mass, there is holy water at all the entrances; there are candles; the choir, ministers and servers wear robes and the priest wears colourful vestments:  all of these emphasise the greater significance of what we are doing: our goal is to meet Jesus in our worship and to give Him the highest honour and glory.

Do come and experience Christian worship in this lovely church, meet us and, more importantly, meet our Lord!

Sermons / News

Notices for Septuagesima

10:30 am Sung Mass and Sermon.Mass: Nashdom. Hymnbook NEHIntroit: 358. Father of Heaven.Offertory Hymn: 351.  Come ye faithful, raise the anthem.Motet: Like the murmur of the dove – Alan Smith.Communion Hymn: 387.  Jesus good above all others.Recessional Hymn: 393.  Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us.Angelus Après Mass Coffee hosted by Valerie Brown and friends. 4:30 …

Notices for Epiphany 6

10:30 am Sung Mass and Sermon.Mass: St Cedd. Hymnbook CHIntroit: 217. God is working His purpose out.Offertory Hymn: 109.  Christ is made the sure Foundation.Motet: Holy, Holy, Holy – SchubertCommunion Hymn: 54.  As the deer pants.Recessional Hymn: 383.  Living Lord.Angelus Après Mass Coffee hosted by Katja and Mary. Sick Kevin Pilbeam, Roger Smith, Margaret Wallace, …

Notices for Candlemass

10:30 am Sung Mass and Sermon.Mass: New People’s Mass. Hymnbook NEHIntroit: 338. At the name of Jesus.Offertory Hymn: 420.  O Jesus I have Promised.Motet: Nunc Dimittis – StanfordCommunion Hymn: 44.  Faithful Vigil ended.Recessional Hymn: 234.  Christ whose glory.Angelus Après Mass Coffee hosted by Fran and Lisa. Sick Kevin Pilbeam, Roger Smith, Margaret Wallace, Ellie Pointer, …

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Feb
21
Thu
Low Mass
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
22
Fri
Mothers’ Union Meeting in Vestry Hall
Feb 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Speaker Edna Tupper. Subject Trinity House and other MU Projects.
This is an Open Meeting. All welcome.

St Michael’s Singers
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come to the first meeting of St Michael’s Singers. More details in the Parish Magazine or from Gareth.

Quarter peal – Rutland Surprise Major
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
24
Sun
Sung Mass
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Quarter Peal
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Feb
28
Thu
Low Mass
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
1
Fri
St Michael’s Singers
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come to the first meeting of St Michael’s Singers. More details in the Parish Magazine or from Gareth.

Bell Ringing Practice
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
3
Sun
Sung Mass
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm