Welcome to the website of the parish of Capel and Ockley.  We are part of the Surrey Weald Team of parishes close to the south Surrey border with West Sussex. The other parishes in the team are St Peter’s, Newdigate, and St Mary Magdelene, South Holmwood. Our church offers a variety of worship, both separate and as part of the Weald Team.

We are a two small friendly village churches joined in one parish. The churches remain rural, but are located in the busy commuter belt south of London.

We serve first and foremost God, our father in heaven, but serving God also means offering help and comfort to all around us. Love your neighbour as yourself. We therefore feel we must be at the heart of our community. We extend a welcome to all in the village and those visiting, all people of faith and all who have not had faith for some time.

Monthly Newsletter from Rev. Liz Richardson:

Darkness and light

Dear all So November and winter beckons once more. November that season of bonfires and fireworks, a tradition which stemmed from the failed gunpowder plot of 1605 of Guy Fawkes and his associates to blow up parliament. Quite strange really isn’t it to celebrate or commemorate such a thing burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes (the Guy) on top of a bonfire. I used to love Bonfire night when I was a child and my father used to let fireworks off in our back garden every year. They were carefully planned of course but I am not sorry that fireworks are now more safely administered some distance away mainly in the sky and in organised displays. Who remembers those awful bangers and jumping jacks which could follow you round the garden?! It was always exciting though to see the winter garden lit up in wonderful colours as golden fountains of gunpowder transformed the remains of the old summer bedding into a magical wonderland. Personally we shall enjoy going to the wonderful display in Ockley organised by The Ockley Society each year! November is something of a season of remembrance though isn’t it. This year the Royal British Legion are encouraging… Read More

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Your booking for Reasons to Believe Conference

Dear <<First Name>> Thank you for booking to attend the Guildford Diocese Reasons to Believe conference with Amy Orr-Ewing and team at St Paul’s Howell Hill on the morning of Saturday 15 June. We are delighted you can be with us and look forward to welcoming you.  The conference is fully booked, with 500 attending. Please print off this email and bring it with you to gain entry. If you cannot come for any reason, please email St Paul’s so that we can offer your place to another.   The venue is St Paul’s Howell Hill, 15 Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HS. Onsite parking will be reserved for those with limited mobility but there is plenty of unrestricted parking on Northey Avenue and Nonsuch Walk, which runs both sides of Cheam Road. Local residents are understanding, but please keep driveways clear.   Registration opens at 9am.  There will be worship at 9.45am and Bishop Andrew will open the conference at 10am. The event will conclude at 1pm.   A light lunch is available after the conference at a cost of £4. Should you wish to join us, you can pay for lunch places (by 31st May). You will then receive a separate… Read MoreRead More »

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