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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!

Featured Events

Christingle Mass

Christingle Mass – 10.30 am, Sunday 23 December. Collection in aid of the Children’s Society. This year we celebrate 50 years of Christingle – come and support us “to make sure no child feels alone”!

Sermons / News

Notices for First Sunday before Advent – Christ the King

10:30 am Sung Mass and Sermon Mass: New People’s Mass Introit: 352 (NEH) Offertory: 332 (NEH) Motet: Communion Hymn: 297 (NEH) Final Hyman: 345 (NEH) Angelus Après Mass hosted by Valerie Stickland and Irene. 4:30 pm Benediction All contributions for the December Parish Magazine to Mike Trout by 27th November, please. Many thank to Martyn …

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Dec
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Tue
Church Cleaning
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
St Augustine’s Academy Carol Service in church
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dec
12
Wed
Wendy House Christmas Service – Elizabeth
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
St Augustine’s Academy Carol Service in church
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
St Martin’s Shepway Community carol sing-along in the Shepway parade of shops
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
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Thu
Low Mass
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Christmas Service and Home Communion at Lukestone – Elizabeth
Dec 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Jessica’s Christmas Door Wreath Workshop
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
St Augustine’s Academy Carol Service in church
Dec 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Abbeyrose Christmas Service and Home Communion – Elizabeth
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm