The Church of England

The Church is led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and 106 other bishops. They provide guidance and direction to the churches across the country and make decisions on the Church in society. The General Synod is an assembly of bishops, clergy and laity, and creates the laws of the Church. The seven National Church Institutions work together to support the mission and ministries of the Church.

Canterbury Diocese

Canterbury Diocese, the oldest diocese in England, stretches from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh and includes 327 churches in 231 parishes, along with 103 church schools and a University with a Church of England foundation, organised into 15 deaneries and three archdeaconries. Whilst the Archbishop of Canterbury is the diocesan bishop, day to day oversight of the diocese is delegated to the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott.

Forward in Faith, Canterbury

We exist to support the Society of St Wilfrid & St Hilda in upholding and expressing the Catholic faith in the Church of England and, particularly, to provide support and encouragement to members of Forward in Faith in the diocese of Canterbury.

The Society under the patronage of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda

The Society is an ecclesial body, led by a Council of Bishops. The purposes of the Society are: to promote and maintain catholic teaching and practice within the Church of England; to provide episcopal oversight to which churches, institutions and individuals will freely submit themselves; to guarantee a ministry in the historic apostolic succession in which they can have confidence. The parishes of The Society enjoy a relationship of full communion not only with the relevant bishop of The Society but also with all the other parishes of The Society.

See of Richborough

The Bishop of Richborough provides pastoral and sacramental care for priests and people within the eastern and southern part of the Province of Canterbury.

Maidstone Deanery

Find the latest news and information about the Deanery, as well as some events taking place in our churches across the town.  We welcome you to any one of our churches very soon.

St Michael’s C of E Junior School

Our Vision St Michael’s Church of England Junior School aspires to excellence in all areas of school life enabling each child to fulfil their potential, and following the values and teachings of the Christian faith.  Pupils and staff are proud of their Ofsed review March 2018 which recognised the school as Good.

St Michael’s C of E Infant School

St Michael’s Church of England School is a successful and popular school. In Ofsted in 2008, 2011 and 2014 we were given an outstanding grade. We are very proud of our high standards of attainment and achievement and strive to drive the school forward to maintain this. Our personal vision is to enable every child to ‘be the best they can be’.

The Wendy House

The Wendy House was setup in September 2016 and opened in January 2017.  Everyone love to meet new people, help where we can and always be there for any problems.  We have an open door policy, always happy to show new children around and make them feel very welcome.

The Scouts

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
Through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.
From camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding, there are hundreds of activities that Scouting offers. Join in and see for yourself.

Fant Wildlife Group

The Fant Wildlife Group is a charity of volunteers from the local community. The group was started in 1996 to manage an area of abandoned allotment gardens close to the town centre of Maidstone. The aim of the Fant Wildlife Group is to maintain and diversify the wildlife in the Fant Wildlife Area, to encourage educational use and local involvement.