Our Work in Tonbridge
Church and town: C-19 help
We're staying in touch with members of our church community, and beyond, through phone calls, offering a listening ear, conversations and prayer support.
We are also engaging with other support across Tonbridge in order to signpost where a need arises. Do contact us and we will do our best to help.
During "normal time" we are blessed with many gifted teams working in schools, hospitals and local communities. Join us and get involved!
A Saturday morning hub for the Cage Green area. Hospitality for all! Drinks and cake, activities, toys and games in St Philip's church and gardens; frequent special events/visitors. 10am - noon; contact Wendy Carr firstname.lastname@example.org
See Open House's facebook page
for news, updates and encouragements
High Hopes has links with 35+ schools in the Tonbridge area. In normal times they lead assemblies on a weekly basis in rotation. Their aim is to introduce children to the person of Jesus Christ and His life changing teaching.
May 2021 Update
The pandemic prevented personal visits so with the help of our church new equipment was purchased to enable the production of videos to share in class groups as 'bubble worship.' All material is now accessible via the High Hopes YouTube Channel, including:
Weekly bubble worship for smaller groups in 35 schools
Online Christmas Panto, Easter and Advent video series
Special Videos for reflection at specific times like Remembrance Sunday
Fun Club videos, for example, ‘How might the animals feel on exiting the Ark?’
The material has been well received by schools and new schools not previously visited have now asked to access the video material for bubble worships and teaching on the recovery curriculum using unchanging Christian truths.
“Your year 6 lesson was spot on. My children absolutely loved it; it was so appropriate for them." Local School Teacher
Families Eating and Sharing Together - a Tonbridge initiative we are proud to be part of, providing fresh food to families on low income and, when we can meet, hosting regular family lunches in school holidays. More HERE
Many local schools visit for days and half days, getting professional coverage of many aspects of the curriculum, getting a feel for what church is like and simply having fun.
An after-school club that we run at Cage Green in conjunction with High Hopes (see also above). We have games, a snack, a Bible story, a 'wondering time' and make crafts. Do you know a child in Key Stage 1 who attends Cage Green Primary School? Tell them about it, and for more information you can contact the YCF team or ask the school office.
Some members of the Parish serve as volunteers on the chaplaincy team at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, engaging in ward visiting and undertaking on-call duties.
We love to bring people into the churches and to get out amongst you! Check the calendar!
IMAGE: THANKS TO CHRISTINE HIGHLAND AT STUDIO 17