Sundays…what to expect
What to wear.
Whatever you’re comfortable in is okay with us. You’ll find that some wear shorts and a t-shirt (yes, even in winter!), others where a shirt and a tie, and there’s lots of variation in-between.
Transport and parking.
St Stephen’s is a 5 min walk from Tonbridge Train Station (where lots of buses stop too), and St Eanswythe’s is a 10-15 minute walk from Tonbridge Train Station.
If you’re coming by car, the postcode for St Stephen’s is TN9 2SW, and for St Eanswythe’s it is TN9 2BL. Neither of our buildings has any designated parking, but close to St Stephen’s is Waterloo Road Car Park which is free on Sundays. Once it is full there is plenty of on-street parking available, although we ask you to be considerate to our neighbours. At St Eanswythe’s, please use the on-street parking, but again please be considerate to our neighbours.
Arrival and access.
Doors open approx. 30 minutes before the start of each service. We often have people on the door to welcome you and to help if you need anything. Both our buildings have disabled access; please follow the signs on arrival or ask one of our team if you need assistance.
If you’re at our 10.30am service, please know that this service is livestreamed via our YouTube channel. If you do not wish to be on camera, please sit near either side of the church and also speak to a member of our team.
How will I know what to do?
During our services we usually worship through singing, we’ll pray, and hear a talk from the Bible. If you’re at our 9.30am service you’ll be handed a couple of books when you arrive (a service book and a hymn book). If you’re at our 10.30am or 6pm services, everything you’ll need will be shown on the screens at the front of the building. But whichever service you’re at, it will be led by one of our team who will let you know what’s happening.
Youth and Children.
If you’re at our 10.30am service, most Sundays we run groups for youth and children. After a short time (which will be announced) they will leave for their groups. If you’re visiting us we’ll ask you to go with your child to register them when they arrive at their group. For all children who are part of our church family, we ask parents or carers to update their details every year.
For more information on our youth and children’s groups, please visit our kids page.
Grab a coffee afterwards.
At the end of our 9.30am and 10.30am services we serve coffee, tea, and cold drinks at the back of church. Its all completely free, so if you don’t need to rush off, please feel very welcome to stay. We serve coffee and tea at our 6pm service too (and food…which is often cakes and doughnuts), but we do that at the start of the service, rather than at the end.
Tell us about you
If you’re thinking about visiting us and you want to just turn up, that’s absolutely fine with us. But if you’d like to let us know in advance, or if you’re thinking about becoming part of our church family, feel free to fill in a Welcome Form. You can complete a form via the button below, or you can pick up a form from our Welcome Area in church.
Once we’ve received your form we’ll contact you to say hello.