The Trustees of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Tunbridge Wells, are pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Peter Sanlon has been appointed as our full-time Rector from 23rd April 2019.
Emmanuel Anglican Church (“EAC”) was planted in late 2017. Our church plant is a revival of the original ‘Emmanuel Church’ which was established in Tunbridge Wells by the Countess of Huntingdon in 1769. Many in our town remember the striking building which stood on Mt. Ephraim until it was demolished in 1974 to give better access to a hospital. Though the building has gone, its history reminds us that Tunbridge Wells has previously seen Anglican churches develop outside the established Church of England.
In order to advance our mission of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those around us in Tunbridge Wells it is now time we appoint a full time Rector who shares our orthodox, historic Anglican faith and our vision of enabling people to hear that Jesus died for them. Peter’s leadership has been essential to establishing EAC, and we are excited that he will soon be able to devote his full time and attention to our mission.
The wardens of EAC said, “We are delighted Peter has been appointed full-time Rector of EAC. EAC is a friendly, accessible church, meeting in Tunbridge Wells to hear the Bible taught faithfully. It upholds the historic Anglican faith and is part of the Free Church of England. Our hope and prayer is that many will come and hear the good news that Jesus died to give us eternal life.”