Church of England Diocese of Rochester Pembury

The Upper Church of St. Peter, Pembury

Please check the news section regularly to get up-to-date information on provision for worship during the Coronavirus outbreak.


Welcome to the Parish of St. Peter, Pembury.

We are an Inclusive Church worshipping in two buildings – the Upper Church and the Old Church.

For nearly 900 years our Church has been at the heart of the village of Pembury. We are a vibrant community of all ages seeking to play our part in sharing God’s love in word and deed throughout our parish and beyond.

We do hope you’ll join us as we explore together our Christian faith and spirituality in enriching and challenging ways.

Our worship draws on the rich liturgical tradition of the Church of England. In the Upper Church, the service of Holy Communion forms the basis of much our worship. 

In the Old Church we also uphold the beauty of worship found in the Book of Common Prayer, especially in the traditional service of Matins.

We emphasize the importance of being a loving community, supporting one another through friendship and care.

We seek to enhance the life of our village through service and by bearing witness to the transforming message of the Good News of Jesus.


The parish of St Peter, Pembury is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Rochester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

Rev. Richard Worssam

The Vicarage,Hastings Road, Pembury, Kent

Our website

Suspension of Services

Every day at 8 a.m. for 1d

Hastings Road
Tunbridge Wells

Due to the restrictions imposed to combat the spread of the Coronavirus there are currently no services in our church buildings. However, the closure of the buildings does not mean the closure of the church, and we are continuing to worship and pray in our homes and to serve our community through pastoral care.

The Church of England announces radical changes to worship in response to the Coronavirus situation

17 Mar 2020, 2:30 p.m.