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Tel: +44 (0)1892 863637

Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN3 9PY
My thanks to the physio team as I know I recovered more rapidly from my knee replacement under their care and expertise.

church of Christ the Healer

Our beautiful church of Christ the Healer was constructed in response to a vision received by Dorothy Kerin, and is the only church in the Anglican communion built and dedicated specifically for the ministry of healing. 

It is integral to the main building with easy wheelchair access, sound amplification and a loop system.  Although it is an Anglican Church, we welcome people from all Christian Churches to share in our worship and Holy Communion, and all are welcome to our services. 

There is a pattern of daily worship, including the Eucharist, and services can be heard broadcast in the hospital bedrooms if desired.  Ministry, including Holy Communion, is offered to patients in their rooms when requested.

Alternatively guests may stay in our Guest Rooms and enjoy all of Burrswood's facilities including the church or stay on one of our led retreats.

Altar Book

An intercessions book, kept on the altar of the Church of Christ the Healer, contains the names of all for whom daily prayer has been asked, and we lift those people to God daily during our times of worship. 

The Breakthrough Cross

This cross is a daily reminder to us of the breakthrough of the Risen Lord Jesus into the lives of so many who come here.  It was completed in 1966 by the sculptress Ophelia Gordon-Bell.  It stands on the roof of the Lady Chapel at the Church of Christ the Healer and is made of cast aluminium and pieces of discarded scrap metal, to symbolise both the broken, confused and sinful mess in our hearts, and the power of the love of God to redeem it.  It is a sign, as the sculptor herself said, ‘that the light is stronger than the darkness’.

Weekly services

Sunday 11.00 am Holy Communion
Monday 12.00 noon Holy Communion
Tuesday 12.00 noon Prayer and Quiet Reflection
Wednesday 12.00 pm Prayer and Quiet Reflection
Thursday 11.30 am Healing Service
  3.00pm - 4.00pm Christian Mindfulness*
Friday 12.00 noon Holy Communion
Saturday 3.00 pm Healing Service

*Christian Mindfulness: Making Space for God
Practical teaching and guidance, followed by a time of quiet together.
Everyone welcome. No previous experience necessary.
The Lady Chapel, Church of Christ the Healer 3–4pm every Thursday.
For further information contact Revd Dr Steven Underdown at Burrswood,  01892 863637, ext 2364. 
There is a celebration of Roman Catholic Mass on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4.30pm 

To contact the Chaplaincy department please call them on 01892 863637 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01892 863637      end_of_the_skype_highlighting x 2364, or email

Events Diary

upcoming exciting events

We run a variety of events both at Burrswood and at local sites. Updates of recent events can be seen on our News page.

The following events are planned for this year. Check for new events and updates!