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:

Fr. Jake




Holy Week 2024

Palm Sunday 23/24 March (Blessing of Palms)
Sat – 6pm Mass at Corpus Christi
Sun -8.30 am Mass at St. Justus
Sun – 10 am Mass at Corpus Christ
Sun -12 Noon Mass at St. Peter

Maundy Thursday Corpus Christi: 8 pm -Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday
Corpus Christi: 3 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
St. Justus: 3 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (10 am -Walk of witness at St. Peter)
7.30 pm -8 pm: Praying around the Empty Cross(Corpus Christi)

Holy Saturday
Corpus Christi: 8.30 pm -Easter Vigil Mass
St. Justus: 8.30 pm -Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday
8.30 am Mass – St. Justus
10 am Mass – Corpus Christi
12 Noon Mass – St. Peter

Wish you God's Blessing

Our Journey in Lent

In Lent this year encouraged by Pope Francis, and as part of our spiritual journey, we dedicate the first four Monday evenings in Lent with particular focus on the Our Father for reflection and prayer. This will offer us opportunity to go back to the basics of prayer as well as deepen us in our prayer life. Sessions on the Our Father will be held in the Fisher Hall.

Session One- Monday 19 February: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Session Two- Monday 26 February: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Session Three- Monday 04 March: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Session Four- Monday 11 March: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Lenten Talks: The following three evenings are great occasions to gather and to listen to the three speakers in view of preparing for Holy Week and Easter celebration. This will be held in Corpus Christi Church, Tonbridge. After an hour talk, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during which priests will be available to hear confession in these evenings.

Monday 18 March: Monsignor Matthew Dickens (PP of St. Thomas a Becket, Wandsworth)
Tuesday 19 March: Canon Victor Darlington (Episcopal Vicar for the South East)
Wednesday 20 March: Canon Brian Coyle (PP of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Deal)
Thursday 21 March: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 10.30 am – 10 pm

Stations of the Cross
Tuesday @ St. Justus at 10.30 am
Wednesday @ St. Peter at 10 am
Friday @ Corpus Christi at 7.30 pm

All are welcome.

Year of Prayer 2024 for the Jubilee Year 2025

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year 'Pilgrims of Hope', 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis. During this year of Prayer, we are encouraged to deepen our commitment to prayer and to accompany others in their own prayer life, as well as going back to basics to reflect on how and why we pray. The year will have a special focus on the Lord's prayer.
“Prayer unites us; it makes us brothers and sisters. It is in prayer that our hearts find the strength not to be cold and insensitive in the face of injustice. In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity. ” Pope Francis

Youth Meet

You are very welcome to join

Life Boat

In the session we held this last weekend, we tried to become more aware of the feelings we keep hidden from view. We talked about how having a “mask" to hide behind can be very necessary, especially in the early days and weeks, so that we can meet others and function, whilst keeping the rawness of grief hidden away from view. A “mask" allows us to go to church, to the shops, to work etc, without having to cope with the reactions and responses of others. We “put on a brave face” and go about our business.
We also talked about how we can make sure there are some times in our week when we can peel these masks off a little and let our feelings be seen by those we trust; a family member or friend, or counsellor. We looked at how helpful it can be when we allow ourselves to be really seen and can express our feelings openly. It may be hard at first, but it is the way to process our grief and really heal. We did an arty activity with masks to develop these ideas.

If you’d like to come along to the next session of The Lifeboat, you will be able to catch up with some of the things you may have missed from recent sessions!

Usually we meet on the last Saturday of the month, but because of Easter weekend, we will next meet on SATURDAY 23RD MARCH at 11.30am until 1pm, at St Peter’s, Hadlow.


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