Capel United Church

Tudeley cum Capel with Five Oak Green LEP

WELCOME TO ALL OUR VISITORS!

We hope you will find all the information you need below to make your visit to
All Saints' Church a memorable one. Please read carefully.

If you have any further queries after reading the information below, please contact the Church Administrator :

email               01892 833241

INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

There is no need to book if you are small in number but please do check the calendar for events and occasional closures, especially funerals. Also as the church is small, you may wish to avoid visiting along with pre-booked visiting groups which can be checked on our calendar. The months of May and June are especially popular for visiting groups. 

PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBOURS The houses and gardens surrounding the church, and the roadway up to the church are private homes and private road. Please do not park in the road way which is an emergency exit for the church and our neighbours but only in the car park which is spacious.


COACH TOURS AND VISITING GROUPS
If you are bringing a group of 8 or more, or coach party, please contact the Church Administrator in advance to make a reservation or use the Group Booking Form.
We have volunteers who can give your group a
talk.  
Refreshments may also be provided for groups of a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 35.  Please ask for details.


DISABLED ACCESS
The entrance to the church is ideal for wheelchairs etc, having only a very low threshold, and no steps or ramps. Inside the church there is a specially constructed ramp which allows wheelchair users access to the chancel. The church hall next to the church has a disabled toilet, similarly accessible, and is opened for services, concerts, guided group visits and other events.

Car park spaces near the gate are reserved for the disabled. During services an induction loop is employed.


DONATIONS

Visitors are kindly requested to leave a suggested donation of £2.50 (£3 from

2018) to help towards the upkeep of the church.  Donations can be 

posted in the "donations slot" on the publications table in the church.


WALKING PARTIES

There are many wonderful walks which can begin and end at All Saints' Tudeley with

a permissive path which links to the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk. 

There are beautiful guided walks available on the website of:

The Poacher and Partridge.


Walking groups wishing to use the car park at All Saints' Tudeley.

If you are a walking group wishing to use the car park, please contact

the Church administrator in advance to make a booking to avoid clashing with

other events such as funerals or visiting coach parties.By contacting us in 

advance, we can hopefully accommodate everybody's needs.  We ask walkers 

for a donation of £2 per car for the use of the car park to help with its upkeep.

Please put your donation in the donations slot on the publications table situated 

in the North side of the church.



PHOTOGRAPHS
You are welcome to take photographs for personal, educational & non-profit use. A donation would be much appreciated. 

Permission is required if you wish to use an image for commercial use.  Please contact the church administrator.

For further details, please view our Photography Policy.


TOILETS 
As the toilets are located in the hall adjacent to the church, they are not open to the public except during services, concerts or other events.

Toilets will be made available to groups when a local guide is present, but at other times we regret there will be no facilities on site.

Please do not disturb our neighbours to use their facilities. 

Public toilet facilities can be found: 

  • in Priory Road, Tonbridge, opposite the railway station 2.5 miles away (with disabled Radar key and baby changing facilities) - see map

  • Capel Village Hall car park in Five Oak Green, Falmouth Place, TN12 6RD

  • the BP Service Station on the A21 near Tunbridge Wells:
    BLUE BOYS Tonbridge BP, Matfield, Tonbridge, TN12 7HE

    Click for details

THE BEST TIMES TO VISIT US

  • Wintertime and cloudy days are not necessarily bad times to come. The yellow south-facing windows can be rather bleached out in full sun, and are at their best on a cloudy day.

  • Winter light is great on the windows, as it slants in almost horizontally. The same is true of summer mornings and evenings.

  • Whatever season or time of day you come, the windows have something to offer; don't make a special effort to come in summer sunshine.

  • And if you avoid popular times, you may just have the place to yourself.


POSTCARDS, CALENDARS AND BOOKS
A selection of postcards and books is available on the publications table which also houses the slot for any donations and payments which can be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Tudeley cum Capel ECC) and posted in the donations slot. No change available. Facilities to pay by card are not available.