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St. Paul's Church, Sandgate Hill, Sandgate CT20 3BA

St Paul's celebrates 200 years ... 1822-2022

Beginning on Sunday 5 June, the church is hosting a week of events to celebrate its 200th anniversary. Two hundred years after the site was first consecrated, the members of St Paul’s Church are putting on a series of open days, coffee mornings and special guest events hoping to attract visitors from across Kent to learn more about the building, its history and surroundings.


Building up to the week of celebrations, people from across Sandgate and Folkestone have knitted and crocheted over 1,000 flowers that have been stitched together to create a magnificent display outside the church.


Further details of the programme of events may be found here.

St. Paul's Church image Photo: © James Willmott

Located in an elevated position on Sandgate Hill, with access via the entrance to the Saga site St Paul's is a building people may miss as they drive along the main Folkestone to Hythe road. Indeed this small gem of a building is so well "hidden" that some of the locals are only just getting to know it!


In recent years the link between the church and the local community has grown and special services held during the year have become very popular and well supported. We have a Civic Service for Remembrance Sunday with delegations from France as well as from the Parish Council, the Royal British Legion and the uniformed organisations.The procession to the village war memorial is always a moving moment.

The role of smaller House/Home groups are an important part of the teaching, learning and support network of this community as is the role of hospitality — with many "open house" sessions, shared lunches during the summer, visits to various hostelries in the village and regular refreshments within the church itself.


St Paul's has a very caring congregation with a great community spirit and our Healing Ministry is something which is taken very seriously.

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