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:

Flowers and Ashes

Dear all Isn’t it lovely to see already the Spring flowers arriving with the snowdrops and crocuses as well as all the wonderful flowering winter shrubs, some of which have such a beautiful smell. Just last week at the Women’s breakfast held at Ockley Cricket Pavilion on the green, we had table arrangements with a winter type of honeysuckle with a wonderful scent. I am sure you gardeners will tell me what it is! The women’s breakfasts are a good thing to try to go to when you see them advertised as are the men’s ones. And they even have a mixed one!! The Women’s Breakfasts are at Ockley Cricket Pavilion and the Mens and combined men and women are at Okewood Hill Village Hall. There is an excellent breakfast included of course (!). The main event though is the always very interesting speaker who has been invited to tell those there about their work or area of interest. For example last Saturday we had a talk from a fundraiser from the Chestnut Tree House hospice in Sussex which was very informative and gave us a real feel for the wonderful work children’s hospices do. So do look out for… 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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