Welcome to Friends of Trinity Churchyard, a recently formed Friends group with an interest in the churchyard of the former Holy Trinity Church in Royal Tunbridge Wells. This is now the Trinity Arts Theatre which is an important cultural part of the town.

Its objectives are:

  1. To conserve and enhance the Trinity Churchyard and its structures as an important green space and public amenity.
  2. To promote the enjoyment of its historic interest and that of the former church, and their links with local, national, and international events.
  3. To work together with Trinity Arts Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the Diocese of Rochester and other relevant bodies to help achieve the objectives.

Parking along access road

The access road along the north side of the church was converted to a parking area without planning permission. Trinity Arts has applied for retrospective planning permission to allow parking there for 3 years. The link to the council website where comments can be made is below. The last date for comments is 29 September 2017.

Trinity Extended Parking Area Planning Application

Previous news

Our latest newsletter contains some interesting insights from Dr Philip Whitbourn: Newsletter December 2015

Our General Meeting was held on Monday 16th November in the Trinity Arts Theatre at 19:00.  The minutes are now available – 16th November 2015 minutes. The presentations used in the meeting are below.

The October 2015 newsletter can be found here – Newsletter October 2015

You can find us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/trinitychurchyard

Contact us via email:  trinitychurchyard@gmail.com

The application form can be downloaded:  Friends of Trinity Churchyard application form.

The minutes from the inaugural meeting in June 2015 – Minutes June 2015.

Within the inaugural meeting minutes you will find links to presentations:
June Bridgeman – History of Trinity Churchyard
Bill Acker – Why a graveyard needs friends
Vannessa Foster-Crouch – A vision for Trinity Churchyard