Five Oak Green Church
Badsell Road, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge, TN12 6QY.
Revd Wendy Swan
We are delighted to welcome Revd Wendy Swan as the
URC Minister for Capel United Church.
Wendy was inducted at Five Oak Green Church on
Saturday 19th May 2018.
Five Oak Green Church is located on the Badsell Road (B2017), on the eastern edge of Five Oak Green village, towards Paddock Wood.
The building first housed the Five Oak Green Congregational Church, which had outgrown its original premises (at what is now known as Bridge House, on Whetsted Road). This later became part of the United Reformed Church.
In 1985, a covenant was made with the local Church of England parish, in particular with the Anglican mission church of St Luke's in the centre of the village, which brought into being the Five Oak Green United Church.
St Luke's building was subsequently sold and converted into cottages (these can be seen opposite the Post Office and Village Stores), the money raised being used to refurbish - indeed, to transform - the United Church buildings.
These are now used by a united congregation: a Local Ecumenical Partnership which draws on the traditions of both the United Reformed Church and the Church of England. During 2004, this partnership was widened to include All Saints, Tudeley.
In April 2018, the overall title "Tudeley cum Capel with Five Oak Green LEP" of the churches in Five Oak Green and Tudeley was changed to "Capel United Church" to reflect the local community it serves and to be more friendly. As a result Five Oak Green United Church dropped the "United" to become Five Oak Green Church to avoid confusion between the two names.
Five Oak Green Church,
Badsell Road, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge TN12 6QY.