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Welcome to the website of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society. The Society is an independent organisation which campaigns for the conservation and improvement of this attractive town with its important heritage and rich cultural life.

Our next event for 2022:

Thursday 8th December 7.30pm at Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT

China Missionaries - the Tunbridge Wells Connection
an illustrated talk by our Events organiser John de Lucy.
The China Inland Mission Society sent their first British Missionaries to China in 1866 and, until expelled by the Communist Government in 1951 along with all foreigners, established many Mission stations and baptised hundreds of thousands of Chinese people. They had their retirement homes in Tunbridge Wells and, when missionaries died, they were buried in our cemetery. This talk follows their history, journey out to China, and the very difficult circumstances in which they worked and preached, giving details of the lives of four families buried here.



As this is the Christmas meeting the traditional refreshments of wine and mince pies will be provided after the presentation.


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Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society - Registered Charity No. 276545