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We believe that God listens to our prayers and answers in the way that is best for us. For this reason, we’re convinced that one of the best ways we can serve our church and community is by praying.
During And After Sunday Services
There are people available in church after the 10.30am and 6.30pm services to pray with you about anything at all. Please feel free to use the opportunity.
During The Week
Another option is to let us know your prayer request and one or more of our team will pray for you during the week. If you’d like prayers to continue beyond the week, please contact us again. We’d also be delighted to hear from you if you feel that prayers have been answered.
Our team has clear instructions on confidentiality and the details will never go further than those assigned to pray for you. If you have a request, please contact the church office.
Healing on the Streets
From 10am to 12pm every Saturday at the Castle on the High Street in Tonbridge
We want to provide a safe place where residents of and visitors to Tonbridge know they can receive prayer for healing and any other needs, whatever the weather. We want to do this because we want every person to know God’s love for them and what Jesus can do for them. We believe God loves each person, can heal them and work wonders in any situation.
So each Saturday, a team from churches across Tonbridge gather, and extend an invitation to any who would like to, to simply take a seat and let us pray. Why not come down and let us pray for you, or bring a friend?
Interested in joining the prayer team?
We’re always looking for new members from local churches, and provide training and support for you.
To speak to someone about joining the team, please contact the Church Office on 01732 771977 or email email@example.com
Seniors’ Afternoon Tea
Seniors’ Afternoon Tea is the perfect place to meet friends or make new ones. It takes place once a month (see dates on this page) on a Sunday afternoon in St Stephen’s Church between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. It is free of charge and includes a selection of homemade sandwiches and cakes, with tea and coffee.
If you would like any further information or would like to come along but need a lift please contact Isabel on 01732 379901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates for 2019 TBC
A generaltion of walking – Nine o’clock, Saturday morning, and a group of people of mixed ages are gathering outside St Stephen’s Church. More roll up until it’s time to take to the cars to reach the starting point for the day’s walk.
It could be a leisurely ten miles in Kent or Sussex, one of the regular monthly outings, or the start of a few days further afield in the British Isles, or even the annual week’s holiday. Occasionally there’s a special challenge such as the Scottish mountains.
So how did it all begin? Over thirty years ago, eight people from St Stephen’s went on a sponsored walk along the South Doowns Way in aid of a United Nations’ child relief agency – Christian Outreach (now CORD). One of the eight – Rowland Wills – then went out as a volunteer for the organisation to the Philippines. The walking idea continued and the St Stephen’s Walking Group was born. Rowland and Ann Wills have led it ever since.
The activity is open to anyone. You will encounter people from St Stephen’s past and present, people from other churches, or people from no church at all. And people of all ages, single and married. The group’s primary aims are fellowship and outreach while enjoying God’s creation. There’s plenty of time to chat en route, and you will probably be fitter for your efforts as well. Some of the more demanding walks (climbs!) can be charcter-building, but everyone will have some sense of achievement from completing their walk, whatever the distance. Long-term friendships have been formed and at least three new walking groups (in Southborough, South London and Wales) have derived from it.
Walks are advertised on this page and also in News and Notes.
Dates for 2019 TBC
Men in the morning
Men in the Morning is our daytime group for men, meeting on Thursdays between 10:00am and midday at St Eanswythe, Priory Road, Tonbridge.
Dates for 2019 TBC
Debt Advice Centre
What do we do?
Most importantly, we are here to help.Getting into debt or experiencing financial difficulties can be a frightening and sometimes bewildering experience. The advice centre has over 40 volunteer advisors who are trained to help people through the process of sorting out their money issues and helping them back on the road of financial stability. There are many reasons why somebody gets into difficulty with money and whatever you tell us will be treated in the strictest confidence. With your commitment, we will work with you to help you out of debt.
How can we help?
West Kent Debt Advice is one of the largest independent debt advisory services in the South East of England. Working with the support of churches of Tonbridge, and registered with the Advice UK, WKDA is very experienced in dealing with creditors and financial organisation throughout the region and beyond. We deal with new debt cases every week and are used to handling all types of issues from small credit card debts to threatened eviction or court action. Once we fully understand your individual circumstances, we will work with you to establish a fair and affordable solution with your creditors. Where appropriate, we will establish direct contact with each organisation on your behalf, and help you through the entire process, accompanying you to court in small number of cases that this becomes necessary, until your individual situation is resolved.
How do I make an appointment?
WKDA holds a debt advice surgery for new cases on Monday evenings and at other times by arrangement at Tonbridge
in Darenth Avenue
. If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our advisors, please telephone 01732 300425 or use this email link.
Hire a venue
There is limited free parking in both Waterloo Road and Priory Road, but check restriction notices.
There is a pay & display car park (free on Sundays) in Waterloo Road.