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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

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.

Easter services!

New to Tonbridge?  Want to find out more about the local churches?  See their websites for more details!

Mothering Sunday – 6th March – services at all churches.

Take a quick look at the Easter services and activities on offer this March……….

Palm Sunday (20th) – Services at all churches.

6.30pm Faure Requiem @ St Mary’s Hadlow
– additional services at Tonbridge Baptist church on Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd &Wednesday 23rd March – details to follow.

Maundy Thursday Thurs 24 March

Tenabre Supper and service at Tonbridge Baptist Church (time to be confirmed)
7.30pm Communion Service at Higham Lane Methodist
8pm Holy Communion with foot washing at St Saviour’s
8pm Mass and foot washing at Corpus Christi

Good Friday Friday 25 Mar

10 am Walk of Witness @ Hadlow St Peter’s RC to St. Mary’s church – to be followed by coffee & hot cross buns

10am Family, Fun and Food St Saviour
10am Good Friday Service at TBC
12 – 3pm 3 hour service of readings, prayer & reflection at
St Peter & St Paul (come for some or all of the time)
12 – 2pm St Mary’s Hadlow – Reflection & readings followed by a
Good Friday Service (2pm)
2pm Hour at the Cross – St Stephen’s
3pm Service at Corpus Christi; Service at Southborough Methodist

Holy Saturday 26 March

8pm Service of lights – followed by Mass at Corpus Christi

Easter Day Sunday 27 March Dawn ‘til Dusk services
6am Dawn Service (Hadlow) St Mary’s
7.45 Holy Communion at St Stephen’s
8am Holy Communion St Saviour; also St. Mary’s (Hadlow)
9am Mass at Corpus Christi; 9am – Hillsong service
9.15 All age service at St Stephen’s
10am Family Baptism service at Tonbridge Baptist Church
10am Family service St Peter & St Paul;
10am Easter Day service & communion at Christ Church URC
10am Family Holy Communion -St Saviours; St. Mary’s (Hadlow); & St Andrew’s
10.30 Family Service with Holy Communion – St Philip
10.30 All age Communion at Higham Lane Methodist church.
10.30 Holy Communion at St Stephen’s
10.45 at St Peter’s – Hadlow
11am Service of the word at St Eaneswythe’s (Priory Rd)
11am Hillsong service (please note there is no pm service today)
12 Midday – Communion at Golden Green
6.30pm Mass at Corpus Christi; Holy Communion St Peter & St Paul; St. Stephens
6.30 Baptism service at Tonbridge Baptist Church

Don’t forget……
Ascension Day service Thursday May 5th 8pm St Stephen’s Church

Come and join any of us, or all of us,  for these services and any others.


Reedeemed Christiam Church of God at Christ Church – Sunday 1pm with Pastor Charles Oyenakan

River Church Interdenominational bible based churhc at Christ Church – Sunday 6pm with Pete & Jeni Smart