Tunbridge Wells

Settlement in the southeastern part of Tonbridge, extending into Speldhurst and Frant. First church built in 1678, Tunbridge Wells created a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1833.

For project purposes this parish is covered by Tunbridge Wells FHS.

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Tunbridge Wells, King Charles the Martyr

Church built 1678; parish created 1889 from Tunbridge Wells Christ Church & Rusthall.

Original Registers

These date from 1745.
King Charles the Martyr - Aug 1998
King Charles the Martyr Tunbridge Wells North West Kent Family History Society

Tunbridge Wells, Holy Trinity, Church Rd

Church built 1827-9; parish created 1833 from Tonbridge Sts Peter & Paul.

Original Registers

These date from 1830.
Holy Trinity - Jun 2000
Holy Trinity Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Tunbridge Wells, Christ Church, High St

Church built 1835-41, demolished 1996 & rebuilt; parish created 1856 from Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity.

Original Registers

These date from 1856.
Christ Church
Christ Church Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Tunbridge Wells, St John, London Rd

Church built 1858, rebuilt 1896; parish created 1859 from Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity.

Original Registers

These date from 1858.
St John - Jul 2013
St John Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Tunbridge Wells, St James, Sandrock Rd

Church built 1860-2; parish created 1862 from Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity.

Original Registers

These date from 1862.
St James - Jun 2000
St James Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Tunbridge Wells, St Peter, Windmill Fields (Bayhall Rd)

Church built 1874-5; parish created 1876 from Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity.

Original Registers

These date from 1875.
St Peter - Jun 2000
St Peter Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Tunbridge Wells, St Barnabas, Stanley Rd

Church built 1889-90, replacing St Stephens mission (1870); parish created 1881 from Tunbridge Wells St James.

Original Registers

These date from 1881.
St Barnabas - Jun 2000
St Barnabas Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Tunbridge Wells, St Mark, Broadwater Down

Church built 1864-66; parish created 1867 from Frant, to be in Chichester diocese.
St Mark
St Mark Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Roman Catholic: Tunbridge Wells, St Augustine, Grosvenor Rd

Church built 1837-8; campanile added 1889; demolished 1968 and new church built in Crescent Rd.

Original Registers

These date from 1837.
St Augustine - ?1830s
St Augustine Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Strict Baptist: Tunbridge Wells, Rehoboth, Chapel Place

Church built 1851, now converted to commercial use (hair salon).
Rehoboth - Aug 2010
Rehoboth Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Baptist cont.

  • Baptist: Tabernacle, Calverley Rd, Tunbridge Wells. Built 1883, succeeded by 1938 church in Upper Grosvenor Rd. No information on registers.
  • Strict Baptist: Hanover Chapel, Hanover Rd, Tunbridge Wells. Built 1834. Original registers from 1831.

Independent/Congregational

  • Independent: Salem, St Johns Rd, Tunbridge Wells. Built 1866, used by Brethren 1903-34 then sold. No information on registers.
  • Congregational: Mt Pleasant, Tunbridge Wells. Built 1845-8, succeeding Mt Zion chapel of 1720. Original registers from 1830.
  • Congregational: Bethel, Tutty's village, Tunbridge Wells. Built 1839, continued in use until 1894. No information on registers.
  • Congregational: Albion Rd, Tunbridge Wells. Built 1873, closed c.1929. No information on registers.
  • Congregational: Forest Rd, Hawkenbury, Tunbridge Wells. Built 1889. No information on registers.

Wesleyan: Tunbridge Wells, Vale Rd

Church built 1872-3, succeeding ealier building of 1812.

Original Registers

These date from 1802.
Wesleyan Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, Tunbridge Wells, Emmanuel, Mt Ephraim

Built 1867, succeeding wooden chapel of 1769; demolished 1974 for hospital forcourt extension.

Original Registers

These date from 1769.
Emmanuel
Emmanuel Tunbridge Wells North West Kent family History society

Wesleyan/Methodist cont.

  • Primitive Methodist: Down Lane, Tunbridge Wells. (1874-84 sold). No information on registers.
  • Primitive Methodist: Camden Rd, Tunbridge Wells. (1878). Original registers from 1861.

Other

  • Other: Disciples of Christ, Commercial Rd, Tunbridge Wells. (1877). No information on registers.