Events at the church

Verdi's Requiem

Sat 14th October 2017

Verdi's Requiem Oct 14th - 7.30pm in Penshurst Church The Merry Opera Company presents a new sem

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An evening of Poetry and Music

Fri 8th September 2017

Roundel, the Tonbridge based poetry group, make a welcome return to Penshurst Church. Members of the

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Book Penshurst Church

If you would like to arrange a religious ceremony, please contact:

The Reverend Tom Holmes: 01892 870316


If you would like to use the church for an exhibition or other event please contact:

Mrs Margaret Atkins:

Weddings & Events

Penhurst Church

St John the Baptist Church at Penshurst plays host to many important community celebrations and events including weddings, baptisms, memorials and exhibitions.

Weddings at Penshurst Church

Exhibitions at Penshurst Church

We are pleased to open the church for wedding services. St John the Baptist makes an attractive and memorable location for your wedding day and for those who favour a religious service this combines history and tradition in a beautiful setting.


It is possible to have a service of prayer and dedication at St John the Baptist Penshurst after a civil ceremony. There are no legal requirements for this service.



Baptism for babies and children takes place in a service often called a Christening. In this service parents thank God for his gift of life, make a decision to start their child on a journey of faith and godparents promise help and support. The church also promises to welcome the child and to pray for the family.


Memorial services

A Christian Funeral is a time when we pause before the mystery of death and life. Funerals are an expression of faith in our salvation, resurrection and eternal life. As such, we come to worship God and rejoice in the new life he has given us beyond death. We also gather to thank God for the gift given to us in the person of the deceased.

Events & Exhibitions

Besides the traditional church ceremonies St John the Baptist also has many historic features interest that attract passing visitors. We have an area with exhibition easels that can be used for pastoral purposes, such as artistic and musical events, gatherings, choirs and other community functions.

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