Folkestone

Folkestone: Meetings for Worship

Whilst prevented from meeting by Covid, Folkestone Friends have been doing several things:

Folkestone Friends agreed that, for the duration of the pandemic restrictions, they would try to set aside 10.30 – 11.00 every Sunday morning as a common time for worship in the silence of their own homes, without the use of technology, in the knowledge that others in Folkestone Meeting would, simultaneously, be doing the same. 

Government regulations permitting, and when the weather has been clement, small numbers of Folkestone Friends have gathered for a Meeting for Worship, appropriately physically distanced, in the garden of one or other Friend. 

Some Friends have been joining with others from across the Area Meeting on zoom. These meetings are on Sundays from 10:45-11:45  and Tuesdays from 8:20 – 9:00 and can be accessed by contacting Canterburyclerk@kentquakers.org.uk

Folkestone Quakers have begun making links with Ashford Meeting and are welcome to attend there in person. Details of meetings are here.


Children’s Meeting

Premises unsuitable for a separate Children’s Meeting.

Meeting for Worship for Business

Meetings for Worship for Business are held when the need arises.

Discussion group

A discussion group is held monthly either immediately following a Meeting for Worship, or else at the home of one or other Friend. Details of discussion group meetings are announced by means of the Folkestone Meeting’s e-mail list.

Locator Map

St. Paul’s Church Hall, Enbrook Park, Sandgate

Having no Meeting House, Meeting for Worship is held at:
 
St Paul’s Church Hall
Enbrook Park
Sandgate
CT20 3AU
 
The hall is a wooden building situated in Saga’s Enbrook Park grounds, a little up the hill from the church (which is near the war memorial).
 
Car parking: free, on-road: on the side-road turning right immediately above the church hall (but not in church car park); also in the Saga car park at the top of the hill, beyond the Saga buildings (but not on the road leading directly to the Saga buildings).
 
Bus routes: 16 & 102 between Folkestone and Hythe stop beside St Paul’s church. 

Accessibility

Whilst access to the church hall is step-free and wheelchair accessible, the paths to the hall from the main road, and from the car parking, are steeply inclined. For people with mobility difficulties who are able to negotiate two steps, the church hall has toilets. However, there are no step-free or wheelchair-accessible toilets in the hall. By prior arrangement, a wheelchair accessible toilet may be accessed down the hill in the church.

Other Information

For contact details see Contact Details.
 
Folkestone Meeting circulates news and announcements by means of the Meeting’s e-mail list. To enquire about this, contact the Assistant Clerk (Contact Details).