“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14-16

For many years TBC has been at the centre of the local neighbourhood of Longmead and Trench. Many activities have developed as TBC has sought to reach people at their point of need, providing opportunities where we can come as we are and be accepted.

We believe God wants to restore each of our lives; individually, as families and as communities, so we’re here to help. As we learn, we pass on our experience and our hope, in anticipation of God’s transformation.

We’re actively engaged with all ages within the local community and there are numerous opportunities to lead or to participate. Take a look at the activities listed below and see where your gifts could be used. Let’s be encouraged by Paul, one of the first agents of Jesus’ mission: ‘Love from the centre of who you are; don’t fake it … Be good friends who love deeply; Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality’ (Romans 12:9-13)

Regular activities and partnerships

DisAbility Social Club

Every Tuesday & Thursday

11am – 4pm
@ Tonbridge Baptist Church

Open to all

This organisation is for people with disabilities, and is run by Christians Caring – a charity of helpers from the Christian Churches in Tonbridge.  It meets at TBC on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am and 4pm.


Every Wednesday

10 – 12 noon
@ Tonbridge Baptist Church

Open to all

Quality second-hand clothes for all the family, for a nominal charge. This runs alongside Open House every Wednesday. Donations are welcome – please bring them along on a Wednesday morning if possible, or leave them in Reception marked “Clothes To Go”.



7 – 9pm

Open to all

An invitation to those from other countries to join an English conversation, hosted by native English speakers.

Topics include living in a different culture, education, sport, leisure, history, food, beliefs. Our international friends can take part in sports, discussions, educational games, and visits to local places of interest. All are welcome.

The volunteer team that runs Interface is drawn from churches in Tonbridge and welcomes additional team members with a heart to reach out in friendship to our international neighbours.

Contact Pete Gonsalves at

Keep Fit & Badminton

Every Wednesday

9.30 – 12 noon
@ Tonbridge Baptist Church

Open to all

For men and women of all ages and abilities. Gentle, easy to get the hang of, exercises working every part of the body. Do as much or as little as you can – if you can’t get on the floor, you can sit on a chair. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Wear comfortable clothing and trainers. Coffee is served afterwards, as we join our Open House group. Many stay on for Badminton.

North Tonbridge Prospects

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month

7.30 – 9.30pm
@ Tonbridge Baptist Church

Open to all

North Tonbridge Prospects is the local branch of a national charity for adults with learning disabilities. They offer a warm and friendly place to learn more about Jesus and his love for everyone.

They meet at TBC from 7:30 – 9:30pm, on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

Contact Bobbie Beck at 07931 497 774.

Open House

Every Wednesday & Friday

10 – 12 noon
@ Tonbridge Baptist Church

Open to all

Twice a week we invite anyone to come and find a warm welcome, friendship, a listening ear and a safe place at Open House. Enjoy tea, coffee, biscuits and chat; read the paper, and perhaps play games such as Scrabble and Pool. Our team of caring volunteers are happy to pray over problems with anyone who comes along.

Every Friday at 9:55am we hold ‘Friday Five’ – a five minute thought for the day – and once a month, ‘Reflections’ follows Open House. Four times a year we host a Film Night in the church, and provide refreshments.

Normal Open House meetings are from 10am – 12 noon, every Wednesday and Friday. For more information, contact the TBC office.

Sustain Foodbank

Open to all

Sustain is a community food bank run by TBC. It exists to express God’s love through providing emergency food supplies to local people experiencing a short term need. All the food items are donated by individuals or local groups, and distributed to recipients referred by front line care agencies. Lists of the foods needed are available at the church reception, and items for donation can be left there.


The Tonbridge Area Churches Together are a group of churches of different denominations from across Tonbridge who work together to provide town wide events, training and services to our local community.  You can find our teams all over the town, on Saturdays a group gather on Tonbridge high street to offer prayer in the form of the nationwide initiative ‘Healing on the Streets’ as well as numerous coffee mornings, town wide services along with ‘Catch the Wave’ (our town wide youth event).

Tonbridge Counselling Service

A professional counselling service for Tonbridge and the surrounding areas offering skilled, compassionate therapy at an affordable cost. Sometimes circumstances and situations can seem to prevent us from living life as we would like to. For others, events that happened in the past, painful circumstances in the present or fears about the future seem to prevent us from moving on and living life to the full.

We can help you to talk things through and move forward.

Contact us at 01732 605046 or

The Torch Trust

Every 2nd Saturday of the month

Open to all

This is a Christian group for people who are blind and partially sighted. It meets at TBC at 2:30pm on the second Saturday of the month.

Queries to the church office, or visit their website to find out more about what they do.

For more information about TBC’s TN10 community work speak to

Jemma Graffin

Community Work Coordinator
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