St. Stephen's Church, Tonbridge
with St. Eanswythe's Mission
Powered by the presence of God, shaped for the purposes of God

Harvest 2017

You are really welcome to join us for our harvest celebration at 10:30am on Sunday 8th October.


Doors open at 10:00am. Parking is available in Waterloo Road Car Park, although it fills up quickly. Once the car park is full there is plenty of local on-street parking.

Children's groups:

During the service the children and young people (age 0 to school year 13) will go out to their groups. This will be announced from the front. If you are bringing anyone with you aged between 0 and school year 13 please ask for a registration form when you arrive.

Donations of food:

During our celebration we invite people to bring up donations of food and items for the poor. This year donations will be going to Nourish Foodbank, Tunbridge Wells Street Team and the St Stephen's Emergency Food Store. If you are visiting us you don't need to bring anything to donate, but if you would like to, the items that are most useful include:

  • Tinned food (with ring pull tops)
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Cup-a-soup
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Porridge
  • Rice Pudding
  • Baby food
  • Nappies
  • Toilet roll
  • Men's clothes (small)


Every year we give away the money we receive at our harvest celebration. If you are visiting us you don't need to give any money, but if you would like to, this year we are giving the money to St Philip's College, Tanzania and also the Diocese of Rochester's Poverty and Hope Appeal. St Stephen's will match the funds raised up to a maximum of £1,000 per cause.

Tea and coffee:

At the end of the service parents are asked to collect their children from their groups. You are also really welcome to stay for tea and coffee which will be served at the back of the church.

Bring-and-share lunch:

After the service we will be having a bring-and-share lunch. You are really welcome to stay. If you are intending to be there for the lunch it would really help us to know what you are likely to bring. Therefore please visit our sign up page to let us know.