Tonbridge Carnival – Sunday 19th June 2016

Bands and other activities start up at the Castle at 11.30, but the main parade will take place from our end of the High Street at 12.15.    It will move up the High Street and into the Castle grounds.

Not only is our church as great vantage point, but it is an opportunity to open up our foyer – so volunteers to serve drinks, play music or support other activities would be great.  Speak to Sharon

Don’t forget all this will affect parking in the car park – so turn up early – or walk if possible. Sometimes the exits to the car parks are closed until 12.30 so keep an eye on the noticeboards in the week leading up to the event.

 

 

Elders Election Nomination Forms 2016 – out now!

If any church members have not yet received their Elders nomination forms, please check the noticeboard in the church. Should you not be able to find your form – or would like it send via email please contact Sharon

secretary@christchurchtonbridge.com

Our process starts in June with prayerful consideration by all members and time to chat with those who they feel God is calling to be ordained as an elder (or become a serving elder again). Existin elders are available during this time to share what the job involves. By early July all nominees will have been visited. July and August is a time to have social activities – to let us get to know the nominees better and for them to consider their nomination.  By September the final list of names for consideration will be known.  The September election is followed by a 2-3 month period shadowing existing elders, during which it is still possible for prospective Elders to withdraw before their ordination 1st week of Advent.  Elders take up their new roles in Dec/Jan.

Ibstock Corey Environmental Trust Grant – helps refurbish community centre.

Those of you who have been in the building recently will have seen the new purple heather carpet tiles in the hallways, stairs and landing, as well as the two main rooms that are let out to community groups.

In addition to this the wooden hall floor has been stripped back, repaired and revarnished and looks amazing.

All this works was made possible by a grant – and we are awaiting the official re-opening – watch this space!

Thanks also to River Church for re-painting the upstairs hall in a subtle cream, to David who painted downstairs rooms 4 & 2 and John who re-painted Room 1.  It all looks great.