About Us

Who We Are

St Philip’s is a growing, Church of England church located in Tunbridge Wells. We are an ordinary group of people trying to follow Jesus and trying to be a loving, servant hearted presence in the communities we are a part of. We welcome all and we have excellent cakes and coffee at our services. Why not come along and join us on a Sunday or at one of the groups that runs during the week. You’d be very welcome.

Our Values

 

Seeker Friendly
Whether you’ve been a Christian for years or you’re just exploring faith we want to do all we can to make your time with us as straightforward as possible for you
Christ Centred
It’s all about Jesus! He is at the centre of everything we are are and everything we do.
Prayerful
We want our life as a church to flow from the place of prayer and intimacy with God.
Hospitable
We aim to be welcoming, hospitable and generous in all that we do.
Integrity
Nobody’s perfect, but we hope that there is a strong connection between what we say and what we do.
Loving
God is love. We hope love shapes everything we are and all that we do.
Individuals Valued
We believe that everyone is created in the image of God and is unique and precious. Each of us has God given gifts and talents which are given to us for us to enjoy and to use in the service of God and others.
Partying
We recognize that life isn’t always easy but we hope that you will find us a life giving community to be a part of.
Servant Hearted
Jesus came to serve rather than to be served. We aim to follow his example.

Who’s Who

Rich Thomas

Vicar

Rich is married to Julie and has three children and a Labrador. Rich grew up in Tunbridge Wells but has since lived in Cambridge and London before moving back to the town in 2016. Rich loves family, friends, food, football (Derby County) and seeing people following Jesus.

Emma Heaseman

Administrator

Emma lives in the Parish with her four children, and a dog and cat. Emma lived in Rye as a child/teenager and has also lived and worked in Bexhill, Hastings, St Leonard’s and Eastbourne before settling for the last 13 years in Tunbridge Wells. Emma is hugely sociable and a real foodie which is why she’s stayed in this town the longest as it has so much to offer.

Emma Heaseman

Administrator

Emma lives in the Parish with her four children, and a dog and cat. Emma lived in Rye as a child/teenager and has also lived and worked in Bexhill, Hastings, St Leonard’s and Eastbourne before settling for the last 13 years in Tunbridge Wells. Emma is hugely sociable and a real foodie which is why she’s stayed in this town the longest as it has so much to offer.

Norma Milne

Church Warden

Norma has been part of St Philip’s Church since she and her husband, Alastair, and their family moved to Tunbridge Wells 30 years ago. They were attracted by the warm welcome and family feel of the church which continues today, and is excited that St. Philip’s is becoming even more established as the centre of the Sherwood community. Norma enjoys walking in the countryside, singing in the local SingingNation choir and is a huge fan of Strictly!

Anthony King

Church Warden

Anthony is married to Rachel and they have three children and several Guinea Pigs. He works in London for John Lewis. Anthony has a passion for large lego kits and has recently completed the Death Star and the Millennium Falcon. Much to the amusement of others, Anthony is also a fan of Celine Dion!

Anthony King

Church Warden

Anthony is married to Rachel and they have three children and several Guinea Pigs. He works in London for John Lewis. Anthony has a passion for large lego kits and has recently completed the Death Star and the Millennium Falcon. Much to the amusement of others, Anthony is also a fan of Celine Dion!

Ray Hawkins

Reader PTO licensed to take funerals

Ray is married to Sandra and has two married daughters and four grandchildren. Ray grew up in Yorkshire but has since lived in Birmingham, Cambridge, Swindon and, from 1977, Tunbridge Wells. Ray loves family, walking, photography, DIY, tenpin bowling and cricket, Yorkshire of course!

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you.

Church Office
01892 531031

Rev. Richard Thomas
rich@stphilipstw.co.uk

Birken Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 3TE