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Restoring the Church For All of Us

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Quiz Night

A great way to raise money by hosting an entertaining quiz night! Bring a picnic, bring your favourite tipple and have fun! Wine and soft drinks will also be available to purchase.




Another fabulous opertunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the music. Tickets available from the Quarterhouse. Please ask for more details.




Folkestone’s oldest parish church contains not only the relics of the town’s Patron Saint – Eanswythe - but also a treasure trove of 19th century wall paintings, stained glass windows and set of superb mosaics depicting the Twelve Apostles
The tour, lasting about an hour and quarter, and falls into two parts.

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We Folkestonians cannot let neglect succeed in destroying our Church - the focal point of the town and it’s history - where fire and wars have failed. Once the Church has gone it will be gone for good. For the love of Folkestone we need to act now.

- Pamela Keeling


Our Top Priorities

The roof

The roof is obviuosly the most important strucure on the building, protecting all inside. We crucially need to complete all necessary repairs to make this 100% watertight.

the tapestry

The church is full of beautiful and intricate tapestries surviving so much through time and our aim is to make sure that survival is continued for many more visitors to enjoy.

efficient heating

We all know that churches can be cold places due to the scale of the buildings, but it's not much fun to shiver in! The more efficient and cost-effective the heating system, the warmer we'll be.


Our constant. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to raise money. Join us and be part of the proud team looking after just one piece of Folkestone's heritage.

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who we are

The Friends of St Mary and St Eanswythe Parish Church began on 21st March 2014 and is dedicated to the preservation of St Mary and St Eanswythe’s Church.


what we do

Our sole aim is to raise funds all of which will be devoted to the upkeep of the building and to the furthering of public understanding of its history, architecture and significance.

contact us

E. info@friendsofstmaryandsteanswythe.org.uk

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