Acknowledgements and Archive
© The Parish of St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge.
Many thanks to all who have helped and provided information for the church guidebook project upon which these history web pages are based, especially Sue King, John Ray and David Robins and the Parish Archivist, Davyd Power. Sources include previous church guidebooks; The History of Christianity in Tonbridge (L.M. Simms); The Tonbridge Historical Society; The National Portrait Gallery; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Wikipedia; An Early 17th Century Playhouse in Tonbridge, Kent by J. M. Gibson, included in Medieval and Renaissance Drama Volume 20 by J. Pitcher and S. Cerasano. Rosemount Publishing and Printing Corp. 2007; History of the Reformation of the 16th Century by J. H. Merle d'Aubigne 1382, Volume 5, Chapter XVI; The Green Man In Britain by Fran and Geoff Doel Tempus. 2001; An Arundel Tomb, The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin. Faber & Faber. 1964.
Many of the older documents relating to the history of the church and parish are now held at the Kent History & Library Centre in Maidstone. However, the archive at St Peter & St Paul includes historical documents relating to the parish, church building, local schools and events. There also a number of photographs. The archivists are usually at St Peter & St Paul on Monday mornings, or contact us via the church office.
May the love of the Lord Jesus draw you to himself,
The power of the Lord Jesus
Strengthen you in his service,
The joy of the Lord Jesus fill you hearts;
And the blessing of God almighty,
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
Be among you and remain with you always, Amen
The Lord bless your going out and your coming in.