Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sittingbourne Saint Mary and Saint Michael

About Us

Team Vicar: Revd Lesley Jones

A place of worship has stood on this site since the 11th Century, making it by far the most historic of the central Sittingbourne churches.  Much restoration took place after a fire in 1762, and there were further Victorian restorations between 1859 and 1887.

Our services are held at St. Michael's Church. Our main service is Holy Communion with St. Michael's Choir  every Sunday at 10 am. 

We also have a weekly service on Wednesday's at 10.30 am (Holy Communion or Morning prayer) and every Thursday Evening prayer at 5.30 pm. Our monthly services are BCP Choral Evensong at 6.30 pm on the second Sunday of the month, and a quiet prayer group at 10 am on the third Thursday of the month.

St. Michael's church is open during the summer months (June to August) between 11 pm and 1 pm on Mondays. We welcome anyone seeking peace and quiet; a time to reflect or remember; or those who wish to walk around and explore.  Our Church Sitters provide a warm welcome and someone to pray with or talk to. 

On Wednesdays we have a Place of Welcome which is open from 11 am until 1 pm with refreshments, someone  to chat to, a craft club, or a quiet corner if that i what is needed. Its a wonderful space, no money is needed, and it is proving to be very popular with visitors.

On Fridays at Church House (just behind St. Michael's Church) we have a Drop-In with our Ignite Enablers and in partnership with local group The Bus Shelter project Kent. This space is for anyone who is hungry, homeless or in need of some friendly advice: Hot showers, clothes washing facilities and a hot meal in the Bus Shelter's Friday Kitchen.

In addition to these hours, the church is open until 12 o'clock every Sunday. 

St. Michael's is a fine venue for your wedding, with bells, organ, plenty of seating and picturesque backgrounds.

Toilet facilities are in Church House .