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:

Extraordinary times

Dear all Writing this month’s letter just a week before we were originally due to leave Europe I am minded to wonder just how the recent weeks and months before that will be seen in the course of time. How will history view these extraordinary times, of a divided nation, parliament and government as well as our prime minister, as our nation seeks to go it alone somewhat? This time will pass as all these things do; but what I wonder will be the legacy that is left behind? We will have to wait and see…. This month we celebrate Easter and I am reminded of how things didn’t turn out as the disciples and others wished when the person they thought was going to free them from foreign occupation; someone who could perform extraordinary miracles, was put to death in the cruellest of ways alongside criminals. Where had it all gone wrong they must have wondered? As the people watching on jibed Jesus saying ‘He saved others, let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, the chosen one!’ no one could really understand or know what would happen next. Luke’s gospel tells of how two of… Read More

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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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