The Anglican Church

Within the parish of Penshurst there are three Anglican churches which are presided over by The Reverend Thomas Holme. Telephone number 01892 870316

St John the Baptist Parish Church, Penshurst
St. Peter’s Parish Church, Fordcombe
United Benefice of Penshurst & Fordcombe in the hamlet of Poundsbridge.

St John the Baptist PenshurstA broad template for the service structure is as follows:

First Sunday in the Month
8.00am Holy Communion at Penshurst
10.00am Parish Eucharist with Sunday Club at Penshurst

Second Sunday in the Month
9.00am Holy Communion at Poundsbridge
10.00am Parish Eucharist at Fordcombe
11.15am Church Family Service at Penshurst

Third Sunday in the Month
9.00am Holy Communion at Fordcombe
10.00am Parish Eucharist and Sunday Club at Penshurst

Fourth Sunday in the Month
9.00am Holy Communion at Penshurst. Common Worship format
10.00am Family Service at Fordcombe

Fifth Sunday in the Month
8.00am Holy Communion at Penshurst
10.00am Matins at Fordcombe

There is also a Sunday Club for children aged 3 – 12 years and a Youth Group for 10 -14 year olds.

A Home Bible Study Group meets once a week and many events, including concerts, are held, some in the church, to raise money for charity or church funds.

Other Anglican Churches in the immediate area

St. Luke’s at Chiddingstone Causeway
Holy Trinity at Mark Beech
St Mary’s at Leigh  


The Roman Catholic Church


The nearest Roman Catholic church to Penshurst is St. Lawrence’s Church at Edenbridge.
The Parish Priest is Fr. Paul Fennessy. Tel. 01732 862256

This is one of the smaller parishes of the Diocese (Sunday Mass attendance around 200). This inevitably limits the range of activities, however, there is a great deal of enthusiasm among the parishioners and the up-side of the small numbers is that people get to know each other, and there is always a welcome given to newcomers by all the parish organisations.


Sundays 6pm (Saturday), 9am and 10.30am
Holy Days 10am and 8.15pm
Weekdays 10am except Tuesday 9.00am

Other parishes nearby include

Tonbridge – Corpus Christi. Fr. Peter Murphy, BTh 01732 353984
Tunbridge Wells – St. Augustine. Canon Michael Evans. 01892 522525
Southborough – St Dunstan. Rev. Francis Mooney 01892 529158


New Life Church.
Tel 01892 687050

New Life Church in Southborough is a lively Christian church with approximately 300 attending the Sunday morning meetings, the large majority of which are young people, many with families. There is an active kids club and youth club.

The aims of the church are to be

  • Radical – obedient to a New Testament lifestyle of pioneering Christianity
  • Relational – a caring church, built on a devotion to God and friendship with one another.
  • Resourcing – equipped to do others good, as all members employ their God given abilities.
  • Reaching out – actively caring for the unsaved in the world around us.

The church is in partnership with New Frontiers International and a member of the Evangelical Alliance.

All new visitors are welcome


The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International  

The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is a group of local Christian businessmen from various churches who have been holding monthly breakfast/dinner meetings for the last ten years in and around the Weald area.

For further information please contact Gordon Patterson Tel: 01732 832079