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Tonbridge Methodist Church Notices 

14th April 2024

Upcoming Services

Sunday 21st April

10.30am - Service led by Rev Kate Osweiler

4.00pm - Friends@4

Coffee after Church

As the numbers attending worship and staying for coffee and fellowship after worship are increasing, we would like to increase the number of people serving coffee so that we can have two serving tables one either side and try and prevent such a long queue forming.  If you feel you could help with the rota please have a word with Lynne Taylor.

Saturday Chats

Our next Saturday Chat is 20th April.  Please join us.  If you would like more information, please contact Kate Walker on or 07870 195548.

Help needed

Nicky and Stefan would like some help clearing out their outhouse which has become cluttered, and with deciding what to keep and what to throw away.  They also need someone with a big car to take the unwanted items to the tip.  Please contact them on 01732 359558.  Thank you.

Spring Fair in aid of our Uganda Projects

Saturday 27th April 2024, 10am to 12noon

In the run up to our Spring Fair, because many of our congregation are not aware of the details of the four projects in Uganda that we support as a church, we will feature them on our Prayer Board and the shelf at the back of the church.  Do have a look at the information and prayer requests on display.

Our wonderful volunteers running the stalls at the Spring Fair would appreciate some help from church members:

Jane and John Jordan will be doing a bottle and box stall and are asking for anything in a box or bottle - drinks, sauces, games, chocolates, cup-a-soups, etc

Ann Welch would be glad to receive household goods or garden items for our pre-loved stall in Higham Lane, but no clothes thank you.  Please bring items early on the day if possible, but we can collect if necessary beforehand.

Margaret Pool is looking for jewellery beforehand.

Val Wilkinson would like fancy goods and unwanted gifts, which can be given to her any time.

Hugh Taylor would like the following for the garden stall:  cuttings (taken beforehand and potted up), plants you have split up earlier from your garden.  Donations of annuals you have bought from nurseries or supermarkets are good sellers and brighten the stall.

Jo Rowe loves to have lots of children's books to encourage reading.  Please give her books your children or grandchildren  have finished with.

Lynne Taylor and Carol Redfern would like delicious cakes for their stall please.

There will be refreshments and jigsaws on the day and stalls run by friends who like to join us.

Daphne and Roi

Repair Cafe Tonbridge

We are pleased to confirm that the Repair Cafe will now be at TMC on the dates that follow.  If you have any queries, please contact Kate Walker on or 07870 195548

10am to 12.30

Wednesday 24th April

Wednesday 29th May

Wednesday 17th July

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Future planned dates for the Repair Cafe are at St Stephen's Church, Waterloo Road are:


Saturday 11th May

Saturday 8th June

Saturday 13th July

Bible reading in Church

Would you like to become one of our regular readers in Church?  The readers' rota is for a quarter at a time and you would be called to read a couple of times during that quarter.  If you would like to be included, please contact Joanne at

Compass Course

The next Compass Course will begin on Sunday 28th April.  It lasts six weeks (with a gap in the middle when Kirsty is away) on Sundays at 4pm at the Manse.  Anyone is welcome to come.  We will be exploring faith, church and our relationship with God.  On completion of the course, if you would like to become a member or to be baptised/confirmed, there will be a final optional session to have that conversation.  If you need the Manse address, please speak to Kirsty.

Carers Support group

Are you caring for somebody with dementia, memory loss or other cognitive issues.  If you would like to meet others experiencing the same challenges please join us.

Carers Support Group

1st Friday of every month at Angel Indoor Bowls, Ave Du Puy, Tonbridge Club 2pm to 3.30pm.

Free refreshments.

For more details tel: Chris Parker 07887 553467

Angel Indoor Bowls Club Memory Cafe

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2.30 - 4pm

Open to anyone living with dementia memory loss or other cognitive issues.

TMC Community Wednesdays

FEAST Fresh Larder: Guests pre-book a slot between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. via

Baby/Toddlerzone 10am - 12pm (term time only)

Café during the larder time: open to all, offering drinks and cakes / biscuits.

Lunch from 12 p.m. – freshly cooked and plenty for everyone! Please come along - everyone welcome.

Toast, 3.30pm to 5pm - Games, craft and plenty of toast.  Primary and pre-school children welcome (term-time only).

Monday prayer meeting 4 p.m. A prayer meeting takes place every Monday at 4 – 4.30 p.m. in the Church, all very welcome. If you are unable to attend, please do send any prayer requests to Lynne via:


If you have received an email from with a form to be completed, could you please return the completed form either to the same email or direct to TMC or just reply to the email with answers to the 3 questions:

1. Do you wish to receive the TMC weekly newsletter?

2. Do you wish to receive pastoral support?

3. Are you happy for your pastoral leader to hold your contact details.

If you do not respond to the email, we will unfortunately not be able to hold your details for the purposes of sending the newsletter or offering support.  Please be assured that your information is only accessible by the Church Secretary, our Minister and your Pastoral Lead if applicable.

Data Protection - A gentle reminder to us all that we are not to give out other people's telephone numbers, addresses or e-mails without their permission.  Please also remember that if you hold very old church lists with data on, these should be shredded.

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