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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!

Parish Calendar

Aug
6
Thu
Low Mass
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
7
Fri
Bell Ringing Practice Quarter Peal
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
9
Sun
Sung Mass
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
13
Thu
Low Mass
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
16
Sun
Sung Mass
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
18
Tue
Church Cleaning (Holy Dusters)
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
20
Thu
Low Mass
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
21
Fri
Bell Ringing Practice Quarter Peal
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
23
Sun
Sung Mass
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
27
Thu
Low Mass
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Safeguarding Policy

Diocese of Canterbury Safeguarding Details

https://www.canterburydiocese.org/safeguarding/

Parish of St Michael and all Angels, Maidstone Safeguarding Statement

This Parochial Church Council has adopted the safeguarding polices and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

  • The safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults;
  • Carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability;
  • Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed;
  • Cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation;
  • Ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse;
  • Extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable are protected from them.

Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline 0800 1111

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222

The Parish Safeguarding Officer and Church Wardens

The Parish Safeguarding officer is Mrs Jessica O’Sullivan. Email: jessicaosullivan5@gmail.com. Mobile: 07707 332601.

The Church Warden is Mrs Jessica O’Sullivan

Jessica O'Sullivan
Jessica O’Sullivan, Church Warden

Policy Statements