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Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Parish of Corpus Christi & St. Justus, Tonbridge which is part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark and the Deanery of Tunbridge Wells. Our parish is a friendly parish with a strong sense of shared values and community support. It offers many activities, details of which can be found on this site, and the weekly newsletter provides information on current and future events.

We are very proud of our Parish Primary School, St. Margaret Clitherow which is a vital part of our parish community. We are keen to welcome new members and people who are thinking about coming back to church. If you would like to know more about the Parish, please visit our website further or contact the parish office during office hours on 01732 353984 or email: tonbridge@rcaos.org.uk.

GOD BLESS

 

Season of Creation 2022

“Listen to the voice of creation” is the theme and invitation of this year’s Season of Creation. The ecumenical phase begins on 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and concludes on 4 October with the feast of Saint Francis. It is a special time for all Christians to pray and work together to care for our common home. The symbol of this season is the burning bush from Exodus 3:1-12. The fire that called to Moses as he tended the flock on Mt. Horeb did not consume or destroy the bush. This was a flame of the Spirit that revealed God’s life sustaining presence. This holy fire affirmed that God heard the cries of all who suffered and promised to be with us as we followed faithfully to deliverance from injustice.

During this time we are encouraged to consider our relationship with God, each other, and the Earth, with particular concern for the stewardship of creation and the cry of the poor, whose ability to work sustainably with the land is often affected by the adverse effects of climate change, Similarly, our prayer and action can help us listen for the voices of those who are silenced. Communities of worship can amplify the voices of young people, Indigenous people, women and affected communities who are not heard in society. Through liturgies, public prayers, symbolic acts and advocacy, we can remember those who are displaced or have disappeared from public spaces and political processes.

 

Knowing God's Personal Love
A Bible Study for Advent

Join other parishioners for a 6-week Bible study discovering God's personal love for you. Jesus is the indispensable, core message of the Christian faith. This Bible study will lead you through a simple but challenging look at the Gospel message. It will explore God's personal love for you and some of the different aspects of His love: offered, proven and merciful. In this Bible study, led by parishioner Hannah Vaughan-Spruce, we will go back to basics to reignite our love for God this Advent. Open to all!

When? Six weeks from Monday 7th November - Monday 12th December. The last three weeks take place during Advent.
Time? 7:15pm for 7:30pm start - finish at 8:30pm
Where? Fisher Hall
What do I need to do?

  • Sign up on the Google form on the website by October 31st: here
  • A Bible study booklet will be provided at the first session
  • All you need to bring is a Bible and pen

 

Faith in the Family

This is for all families in the parish with children up to pre Confirmation age to explore and deepen their faith. You are welcome to our taster session on this Sun 2nd Oct after 10am Mass in Fisher Hall. Please see the Parish notice board for more details. Sign up deadline 9th October

The overall goal of Faith in the Family is to support, sustain and cherish the faith of the individual and in the families. Moreover the Faith in the family initiatives are led by parents, shared as family in the parish and subsequently experienced effectively at home. This aims to equip parents to teach, share faith, and pray with their children in their home through a variety of hands-on and innovative activities. Your participation at various meetings will help you to engage with various resources in order to become more confident to use the right vocabulary in speaking about the faith to your children. The active participation in Faith in the Family will help individuals to grow into the discipleship of Jesus as well as to be a missionary disciple to live one’s faith in a secular society. Further, the call to discipleship will facilitate areas of ministry in the faith community helping our parish family to move forward. I invite you all to Faith in the Family and pray for God’s blessing upon all.

 

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Dates for your Diary

DateNotice
17/10/2022FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022-23 Initial meeting for parents at 8pm in the Fisher Hall.
23/10/2022Archbishop's Parish Visit Archbishop John will be visiting the parish on Sunday 23rd October and will be celebrating the 10.00am. Mass. There will be refreshments in the Hall afterwards - a chance to meet the Archbishop.
02/11/2022Blessing of Graves in Paddock Wood Cemetery 2 November at 12.30 pm
05/11/2022Mass for our Dearly Departed Saturday 5th November 10.00am
07/11/2022KNOWING GOD'S PERSONAL LOVE Bible Study for Advent 7.15pm in the Fisher Hall
03/12/2022PARENT'S BAPTISM PREPARATION Next session is on 3rd December 2022 at 11.15am in the Fisher Hall. You must have spoken with Father Saju and been in contact with the Catechists before you can attend this meeting.

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