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). For an overview of what goes on in our buildings, watch the powerpoint presentation here:
We have a membership of about 50, and have members meetings 6 times a year. 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.
During the week there are a host of activities going on in Christ Church Centre, including ‘Sunbeams for carers with babies and toddlers every Wednesday in the upstairs hall 10-11.30
Small Groups (Cell or House groups) meet, either in homes or at the church during the week.
‘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 £1.5o and homemade cake at £1.50 (£1 for small cakes); cheese and fruit scones £1.20. There are cold drinks 30p-70p there is instant coffee or a pot of tea for only £1.
Staff are volunteers -some from other churches or our own – who are happy to keep you company, to chat or lend a listening ear. We like to encourage people with learning disabilities to start out on the path to employment by working at our cafe. Thanks everyone.
LifeSprings cafe and the foyer area help 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 40 years.
LifeSprings Cafe is normally serving from 10am -12.30pm and closes by 1pm
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, being part of TACT – Tonbridge All Churches Together – as so build up the faith of all who are part of the Church through worship, teaching, fellowship and Bible study. Churches are made up of people, all different parts of one body, who meet togethe to worship and to help and encourage others 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:
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.)
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)
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)
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)
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)