St James Church, Sandrock Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The contemporary photographs were taken on 25th January 2005.  Here is a view from the east.

St James Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Here is a second view from the south west.

St James Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

This view of the interior is from Pelton's 1898 Guide to Tunbridge Wells, the text from the same publication is below the photograph.  Notice all the chairs lined up in the central aisle to provide additional seating.

St James Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Pelton - 1898

"St. James's Church, Sandrock Road, Calverley Plain, erected to meet the necessities of this increasing neighbourhood, at a cost of 6,000, was opened on May 15th, 1862.  Of the 1,050 sittings which this church contains, about 400 are free.  The wood and stone used in its construction were presented by Messrs. Ward, of the Calverley Estate.  It was built after the very meritorious design of Ewan Christian, Esq., of Whitehall Place, Westminster, and has recently had an additional aisle built.  Sunday services: morning, 11; afternoon, 3.30; evening, 6.30.  Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; also first and third Sundays, 12.30.  Baptisms, second and fourth Sundays, 4.15.  Holy days: Communion at 8; also on the greater festivals at 12.30; morning prayer, 12; evening prayer, 5.30.  Week-days: evening prayer daily, except Wednesdays, 5.30; Wednesdays and Fridays, morning prayer and Litany, 12; Wednesdays, evening prayer and sermon, 7.30.  Hymns Ancient and Modern are used.  The Rev. A. T. Scott, M. A., is the vicar."

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