Sunday Visitors

We would love to have you join us one Sunday – our services begin at 10.15am. The type or style of service varies week by week – some are more informal than others, but every week you’ll experience the same warm welcome, hear a message about the Christian faith and we hope you’ll stay a while after for a coffee and chat to get to know us. Our aim is to share and show God’s love for those around us.

Tourist Visits

There are so many wonderful things to draw visitors to St Peter’s Church. Firstly, and most importantly you will find a sense of God’s love and peace here – both in the building and outside in the beautiful church which overlooks the Weald of Kent.

From Easter Sunday until Harvest (which is the first Sunday in October) our church is open (subject to services and the availability of our volunteer guides) from 2-4.30pm on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Bank Holiday afternoons. Teas are usually available too. Upcoming Opening Dates available on Worship Page.

Our church guides will be on hand to show you our Millennium Window and the other special things our church has to offer such as the bronze Head and Hands of Christ; Graham Clarke’s ‘The Nativity’ triptych. And outside there is an amazing view over beautiful countryside and you can stand at a viewing platform and see how far it is to various places including Hastings, Tenterden, Gatwick, etc.

We welcome visitors from overseas and there are short Church Guides available in French, German and Spanish.

Groups can be accommodated if arranged in advance – please contact stpeters.church@btinternet.com

Works of Art and Sculpture

There are various items in our church including some which are completely unique. So, If you come and visit, don’t miss viewing and experiencing our wonderful Millennium Window.

As if appearing through the south wall of the nave, we have a bronze Head and Hand of Christ. Christ’s hands are open – both as an invitation to accept His love and also to the church members to be His hands and to do His work here on earth.

We have a large Thomas Joy oil painting ’The Road to Emmaeus’. Joy was a Victorian portrait painter of some renown and two of his paintings (of Queen Victoria’s children) are in the Royal Collection.

Two of Graham Clarke’s works are on view – ‘The Nativity’ triptych and his etching of the Millennium Window.

Green Altar Frontal – This was designed and worked by Joan and Keith Blundell and Sarah Birchall. It is on the altar during Epiphany and between Trinity and Advent.

God’s work of art is the countryside – and we have a fantastic view over a neighbouring deer park and the Weald of Kent.

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