Welcome Folkestone Methodist Church
Welcome to Folkestone Methodist Church. We are situated in a town centre location on Sandgate Road, Folkestone, right on the edge of the shopping area and opposite the Christ Church memorial garden and clock tower. We offer a traditional warm Methodist welcome to all friends and visitors.
We are a part of the new South Kent Circuit of the Methodist Church, which formed in September 2011 when the former Folkestone and Ashford circuits joined forces to work together in unity. This new circuit covers from Folkestone across to Headcorn & Tenterden, and down across the Romney Marsh.
Our minister the Revd Sam. Funnell is our pastoral and spiritual leader for our individual Church, and is the Superintendent minister in overall charge of the Circuit. Sam can be contacted on 01303 240228 for any ministerial queries, though we ask any general enquiries are addressed to the Church office on
01303 252542. Please note Sam's day off is a Tuesday and we ask that this day is respected.
Folkestone Methodist Church Services Times
We hold a morning worship service every Sunday at 10:30am, lasting about one hour. As is common with Methodist Churches, many of these are led by local preachers, offering us a variety of styles and thoughts on the bible passages for the day. We usually follow the Methodist Lectionary for bible readings.
We do not always have an organist these days but have a reasonable collection of hymns and modern songs recorded on CDs, which enable us to continue our Methodist heritage of singing the great hymns and songs that have been written over the years up to the modern day.
We regret that we are unable to offer an evening service, but our sister church St Andrews holds an evening service every Sunday at 6pm. They are located on Cheriton Road, Morehall (Folkestone) at the junction with Surrenden Road and adjacent the petrol station.
Folkestone Methodist Church Midweek Activites
1:30-2:00pm Monday Movers (1st session)
2:15-2:45pm Monday Movers (2nd session)
4-5pm Advanced Aerobics
10-11:30am Church open for tea or coffee
7:45-9:30pm StageOne Christian Drama Co-operative
9:30-11:30am Cygnets (Mothers, Toddlers & Carers) – Cygnets meet during term-time only
7:00pm Supper Evening (2nd Wed every month, October to May only)
9:30-11:30am ‘Cygnets’ (Mothers, Toddlers & Carers) - Cygnets meet during term-time only
2:00-2:30pm Friday Fizzers
2:45-3:30pm Friday Friends (Tea and chat)
6:30-7:30pm Advanced Aerobics
Monday Movers and Friday Fizzers are gentle movement mobility sessions; Advanced aerobics is a more strenuous work out