We wanted to write to inform you of the news of the passing of Tony Groom on Thursday January 11th 2018.
We give thanks for his fulfilled life and sustained good health until the end. We are aware that his ministry over nearly 60 years has been such a blessing to so many and know there are many people who would like to celebrate his life and work. You are welcome to either or both of the following services on Monday 5th February.
There will be a Cremation Service at Gravesend Crematorium at 10.15 am
Gravesend Crematorium, Gravesend Road, Shorne DA12 3JH. This is roughly midway between Gravesend and Higham.
This will be followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at Christ Church Tonbridge United Reformed Church at 2.30 pm. This is where Tony was ordained over 50 years ago. Afternoon Tea will be served following the service.
Address: Christ Church Tonbridge, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SG (use TN9 1SF in a GPS/SatNav for Parking – see below) http://www.christchurchtonbridge.com
Car – The simplest route into Tonbridge from the north is off the A21 at the B245 through Hildenborough and turn right onto Tonbridge High Street. The church is on the left hand side at the far end of the High St. Turn left just past the church at the mini roundabout and you will see the Car Park. The public car park is behind the church, located between Sainsbury’s petrol station and Sainsbury’s store (TN9 1SF). The car park is Pay & Display. You can access the church from the rear.
If your satnav brings you to the High Street from the south, from the Tonbridge bypass, then you will pass the station on your left and will need to turn right at the mini roundabout towards Sainsburys and the church car park.
Rail – Tonbridge Main Line station has regular trains in & out of London (35 minutes), to Hastings or Gatwick/East Croydon via Redhill. The station is only a few minutes from Christ Church.
If you would like to make a donation, we feel it would be appropriate to support the work of Sevenoaks Counselling which Tony helped to found and where he served for many years. There will be a Collection Basket at the Cremation and Thanksgiving Services or alternatively donations can be sent to Margaret at the address below (cheques payable to “Sevenoaks Counselling”). We are suggesting flowers from family only.
With our love
Margaret, Hilary, Alastair and Sonia
Margaret Groom 67 Whitehill Lane, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5LU
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