Bishop Marks Closure of 150th Anniversary

In his first visit to the parish, the Bishop of Rochester, Rt.Rev. James Langstaff joined other dignitaries at All Sants' Church Langton Green on Sunday to mark the closing service of the church's 150th Anniversary.

The service marked the close of a year of celebration for the Church which has included inviting back people with past connections to the church, completing a new project to install new heating and looking forward to developing the church's outreach through family services. As well as the Bishop, the service was attended by the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Councillor Dr. Ronan Basu and his wife Sue, Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Cities and Constitution, and local councillor Councillor Julian Stanyer with his wife Anne.

The Bishop unveiled a plaque in the church and then dedicated a time capsule to formally close the celebrations.

During the service the congregation used a new Mass setting composed by their Director of Music, Mr Andrew Hanley. An exhibition is mounted within the church hall showing documents and photographs from the church's archives stretching back 150 years.