Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Baptisms

Weddings

Funerals

Baptism

Having your baby baptised (or christened, as some may call it) is a wonderful occasion where the Church receives your child into the Christian faith, into God's family and into the life of the worshipping community.

Please contact us if you would like to have your child baptised at St Faith's Church, or alternatively a simple thanksgiving service can be arranged.

Wedding

Your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life. If you are considering getting married in church, we would love to explore it with you. Please get in contact with us.

You can also find out more about getting married in a Church of England church, along with helpful resources to help you plan your big day, at the Church of England Weddings website.

Funeral

If you live in the parish and are dealing with the funeral of a loved one, we can help you make arrangements during this difficult time with compassion and understanding.

 

Ringletots

Toys

Floor mat

Ringletots is a baby and toddler group which meets every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11.30am at Ringlestone Hall.
Meetings are held during term time and holidays.

We are a friendly group, each week we have singing and a story, playthings, activities and refreshments.

We suggest a donation of £2 to cover costs. For more information, contact Sue on 01622 735504.

 

Hall Hire

We have halls and meeting rooms available to hire at both our sites, St Faith's Church in the town centre and the Ringlestone Hall. Bookings are available at very reasonable rates for private functions, children's parties and business or club meetings. Regular block bookings can be arranged on request. Contact our bookings officer for more information, rates and availability.

 

♦ Sharland Hall - Maidstone Town Centre

Address: Station Road, Maidstone, ME14 1LH  [►map]

St Faiths Church entrance

St Faith's Church and Sharland Hall are located in Maidstone town centre next to Brenchley Gardens and near Maidstone East railway station. Note that the postcode (ME14 1LH) does not pinpoint our location exactly so please refer to the map link above to see where we are.

Adjoining St Faith's Church building is the Sharland Hall and connected meeting room. Facilities include tables and chairs, kitchen with tea- and coffee-making facilities, male and female toilets, and a grand piano in the hall.

Parking: Free on-site parking is available for about 10 cars. Nearby parking is available in the Fremlin Walk parking garage (pay-before-exit), or at Maidstone East station or Brewer Street car parks (pay & display). Please note that our car park is locked when the church is not open, to ensure that it remains available to those who might be using the building later.

Blue Badge holders: Use our on-site parking if possible, otherwise additional public spaces for Blue Badge holders (only) are available in Station Road near Maidstone East station.

Accessibility: There are several steps to enter the church and Sharland Hall. A portable ramp is available on request. The toilets may not be wheelchair accessible due to the narrow confines of the ancient building.

 

♦ St Faith's Hall - Ringlestone

Address: Corner of Chatham Road & Moncktons Lane, Ringlestone, Maidstone, ME14 2PY  [►map]

Ringlestone Hall
Ringlestone Hall

Somewhat unusually for most church venues, our church hall is not in the same place as the church itself but is actually 2/3 of a mile away in Ringlestone, in the middle of the geographical bounds of our parish. Note that the postcode (ME14 2PY) does not pinpoint the hall's location exactly so please refer to the map link above for a better guide.

The Ringlestone Hall is used regularly for informal and community access worship services, as well as by community groups for activities such as Pilates, Rainbows, karate and local entertainment groups. It makes an ideal venue for children's parties due to having both outdoor access and a large indoor space in case of inclement weather. Facilities include tables and chairs, kitchen with tea- and coffee-making facilities, male and female toilets, and a raised stage. In addition to the main hall there are smaller meeting rooms available in the back.

Parking: Plenty of free on-site parking. Please note that the surface of the car park is sand/gravel and may be muddy in places when wet.

Accessibility: There are several steps at the main entrance, and a single step at the side entrance which can be opened on request. The ladies' toilet indoors is accessed via more steps.