Situated in High Brooms Road, this church was built in 1898 by local builder, James Jarvis, in 1898. It was designed by Tunbridge Wells architect Herbert Murkin Caley.
The church later became the Bethel Evangelical Free Church and is now known as the New Covenant Church. In addition the building is now also used by the Little Appleseed Pre-School.
The stone behind the green bin reads "Laid by Mrs Beecroft, July 6th 1898. J Jarvis, Builder."
Mrs Alice Mary Beecroft (1858, Dunstable, Berks - 1846, Tunbridge Wells) was the wife of Edward Robert Beecroft (1852, Luton, Beds - 1946, Tunbridge Wells). In 1901 this couple lived at 158 Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells and in 1911 at 8 Somerville Gardens in Boyne Park where they remained until their deaths. At the time of his death Edward was a Justice of the Peace.
My grateful thanks to Edward Gilbert who provided most of the information on this page.
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