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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:

Back to work!

Dear all So here we are again – another September, another start of an academic year and a return to cooler temperatures. For those of you who remember my last month’s letter my family baked in 42 degrees at Disneyland Paris and thankfully there were hoses cooling people down – myself included! Even Mickey Mouse had to go home early due to the heat and the Disney Parade was cancelled. Imagine being in one of those furry costumes? Thankfully the following day was cooler and my granddaughter got to meet Mickey Mouse and the parade was back on. Despite the heat we did enjoy ourselves – honest! Now it’s back to work, refreshed after nearly three weeks away and one of the first jobs I have been doing is sorting out my filing cabinets. After eight years of ministry here it’s time for a good sort out and de-clutter. I am sure I shall feel far more organised when I have finished. Speaking of organisation, we are busy organising some interesting and exciting events for you all to enjoy this month. I have written before about the amazing things you can achieve as a team and last month and this… Read More

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