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:

Sorrow turns to Joy. Hallelujah!

So with March, the daffodils are blooming with many other blossoms to cheer us on our way to the first day of Spring falling this month. How wonderful it is to look forward to the earth warming up in our gardens and a return to the outdoors for many of us. This month at church we are in the throes of the season of Lent, enjoying our soup lunches in church at Capel and of course with Mothering Sunday also falling this month Capel Church Teas begin once again. Lent is another season in church life which is one of waiting in hope for God to meet us and sustain us through the storms and trials life brings. We are encouraged to draw close to our Lord and to each other as we journey through Lent, towards the Passion of Jesus, through to his glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday. We must not lose hope in these difficult times in the world. There is much strength to be gained through faith in Christ and I urge you to find time to reflect on the things that are most important to you and to have conversation with the God who promises he… Read More

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Latest issue of our monthly ‘InSpire’ Magazine

Issue 83 May 2024

The May 2024 issue marks Ascension day and Pentecost.  Also details and more information on the following, all happening in May:- Christian Aid Week – 12th – 18th May Prayer for Schools Fortnight – 6th to 20th May 13th-20th May – Mental Health Awareness week A few words from the Pentecost Poetic prayer for Pentecost by Alan Millichip featured in this issue. “Out they went to every corner, Fearless as they spread the word; Bringing light to those in darkness, Giving hope to all that heard.” May_autocol_website.pdf Post expires at 2:46pm on Friday May 2nd, 2025Read More »

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