Sunday 22nd June

Sunday 22nd June saw the farewell party for Adam and Lesley Cumming who have been serving the URC and Christ Church in particular for over 21 years.   Gifts of flowers and money towards a garden bench or ornament for their new home was accompanied by a photo album of Tonbridge in general and pictures of Christ Church events in particular.  Derek, the Synod Clerk gave a speech as did Jim, Trevor and Corinne thanking them for their service here and it the wider church. Adam and Lesley will be with us next week if you missed saying goodbye today. They will then be moving to Scotland.

Easter Services

Maunday Thursday Meal – 7pm – Soup & a roll followed by a Communion Service. At the end of the service everyone will leave in silence. The meal commemorates the last meal of Jesus and his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane

Mark 14:32-42 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” 35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” 37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? 38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” 39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. 40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. 41 Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”

GOOD FRIDAY – Passion Play – 10am at the castle

Everyone is welcome to come and see the Easter Story unfold

The United Reformed Church in Tonbridge, Kent