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:

Daffodils update!

Dear all, It is hard to make sense of everything that is happening to our world when, if we are able to pass through the village, there are the most beautiful daffodils everywhere at the moment. It seems so contrary to what we are experiencing as we batten down the hatches and hope and pray that this Corona virus does not hit us too hard. Disappointments abound with plans having to be changed, special occasions postponed, along with my own planned for sabbatical which I wrote about last month. I hope if things ease up that we may be able to take at least some time later this summer or Autumn. Yet the beautiful daffodils and the other wonderful signs of Spring are so uplifting for us at this time aren’t they? Signs of hope and new life which carry on regardless of pandemics. As that famous wartime slogan so beloved of us all says ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’! And it is to a new life that we have to adapt to rather quickly at the moment. Schools have now closed, church services have ceased and in fact now churches have had to be shut altogether; an unprecedented act.… Read More

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COVID-19 Daily Briefing

1. Highlighting social action on your websites and coordination We are keen to keep key partners in the community updated as to how Churches are supporting their local communities during this time. Local authorities, charities and other local partners are eager to understand where we are providing care to the people in parishes so that they can point vulnerable people and potential volunteers to our work. We would encourage you to keep a page of your website updated on all your Coronavirus support activities and relevant contact details and then send the link to the  Parish Coordination Team.  We will publish a list of these links on our website, acting as a signpost. In addition if you are aware of other Christian organisations providing support at this time in your parish, why not encourage them to send us their link as well. This will help us all better coordinate our efforts and keep local authorities in the loop. 2. Weekly Sermon for Palm Sunday will be posted on our webpage on Friday afternoon, alongside the wording of the sermon for download. https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/about/coronavirus-guidance  A reminder will be issued on our Facebook group signposting when this becomes available. 3. Take appropriate safety precautions when… Read MoreRead More »

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