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:

Looking back and moving forwards

As I write this we are reminded that it is now a year that the first lockdown began last March. I groaned inwardly at the thought that not only do we have to continue to live with lockdown restrictions but we will now enter a season of looking back over the year and the various challenges and lockdowns! However, it’s actually been quite useful thus far, as we can see how far down the road of coronavirus we have come, confident in the knowledge of being vaccinated already or in the future. Although we cannot assume anything with this virus, freedom beckons and if we continue to be careful, hopefully this pandemic will settle down. So as we are encouraged to look back on the past year there is much to think about. At the end of this month our parish will be holding its Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) to review 2020. Yes I know it seems like we only just held one back in September, but that was to review 2019 – that year of Covid innocence! Nationally the Church of England is preparing four strands of work who together will help church leaders and PCCs to discern… Read More

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