Christ Church

Welcome to Christ Church URC – Tonbridge
High St, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SG, Tel 01732 770334
Minister: Vacant

We meet each Sunday morning for worship at 10.00am and Holy Communion is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of each month as part of our morning worship.

Christ Church URC is at the southern end of the High Street (opposite McDonalds).

Being disciples of Jesus together – making disciples of Jesus together’

We have a membership of about 50, and have members meeting 6 times a year.

The second Sunday in the month is a Communion Service. There are occasional evening services and details of there, of all activites and events, or to find out who is preaching, is available on the Calendar.

For more information use the ‘Contact us’ form or pop in to the LifeSprings Cafe and have a chat – Mon to Saturday 10-1pm.

We also meet for coffee and fellowship after each Service and we are always happy to see new faces or even just for a chat during coffee.

There is always opportunity for prayer with a member of our prayer team both in church or the Prayer Room.

We provide a creche or Sunday school for those age 4-12 as needed,

During the week there is ‘Sunbeams for carers with babies and toddlers.

Small Groups (Cell or House groups) meet at various locations, either in homes or at the church during the week. Details of where and when can found in the Calendar. Click on the name of each group to find out what they are studying. One group is shown above with the Bishop from The Bread of Life International Church, Zambia, a project supported by our church. More information can be seen on the ‘Church Groups’ page.

‘LifeSprings Cafe’ – Come and see what the Lord has done in Tonbridge in our new High Street Foyer.

Open Monday to Saturday 10-1pm it offers a warm welcome. In addition to the freshly ground coffee £1.30 and homemade cake at paround £1 there are cold drinks for 30-50p and instant coffee at 60p. The staff are volunteers from all churches who are hapy to keep you company, to chat or lend a listening ear.

There is opportunity for prayer in the prayer room or church, alone or with a member of staff and a prayer request book available.

LifeSprings cafe and the foyer area lep us keep a Christian presence on the High Street and provide information about the wider church community and their activities. Because the foyer is accessed directly from the High Street it is ideal for those who need a level walking surface, use walking aids, wheelchairs or prams. The foyer is a light, bright area to sit in, with the added advantage of bus stops immediately outside. LifeSprings Cafe in the foyer area continues this church’s history of being open to serve the people of Tonbridge and visitors, which we have been doing for over 30 years.

LifeSprings Cafe is open later on Wednesday & Saturday – until 2pm
Morning Worship every Sunday at 10am

Our calender has details of regular and special events, meetings and services

The Foyer cafe open weekdays & Saturday 10am to 1pm with LifeSprings Cafe Weds & Sat afternoons until 2pm.

OR join us for coffee after the Sunday service.

Christ Church belongs to the denomination known as the United Reformed Church (URC). To find more about the beliefs of our church come and see us or browse the URC website here. Tou find more about other local activity and activities of the United Reformed Church here and URC events for young people here.

We aim to work with the other Churches in the town, and build up the faith of all who are part of the Church through worship, teaching, fellowship and Bible study, and to help one another to become more like Christ. We believe we have a special calling as the Church on the High Street, making Christ known through our love, our joy, our words and our activities and to bring new people into the Kingdom of God.

‘Being disciples of Jesus together – making disciples of Jesus together”

Mission Statement – These are our aims:

FAITH
We encourage a personal relationship with God our Father through Jesus by the power of the Spirit.
What Scripture says about faith: ‘Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see….and without faith it is impossible to please God.’
(Hebrews 11: 1 and 6.)

WORSHIP
We encourage all members to glorify God by the way we live our lives, by prayer and Bible study and by meeting together to express our adoration and love of God through His Spirit.
What Scripture says about worship: ‘In view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – which is your spiritual worship.’ ‘Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.’ (Romans 12: 1 and Colossians 3: 16)

DISCIPLESHIP
We encourage commitment to one another and growth through prayer, teaching and fellowship and the development of the ministry of all believers through the gifts of the Spirit.
What scripture says about discipleship: ‘It was Jesus who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.’
(Ephesians 4: 11 – 13)

UNITY
We encourage closer working relationships with the Christian church both in our town and in the wider world.
Jesus prayed about unity: ‘I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.’ (John 17: 22 – 23)

MISSION
We encourage all members to show the love of Jesus by word and action in the places where God has put us.
What Jesus says about mission: ‘All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’ (Matthew 28: 18 – 20)