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:

A joyous June!

Dear all It’s getting to that time of the year when some people’s thoughts are turning to holidays and with that in mind I would like to draw your attention to a very special sort of holiday that our parish is planning for Autumn 2020. It is some years since there was a pilgrimage to any of the Holy sites in Israel or the Mediterranean and so we have invited someone who has been leading tour groups to the Holy Land or as he puts it ‘The land of the Holy one’ for over 30 years. His name is Haydon Wilcox and he is an ordained priest in the Church of England. The pilgrimage will be 12 days in all visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Judean Desert and the region of the Dead Sea, Samaria, The Galilee and Northern Israel. The trip will be very much focussed on listening to the many different voices in The Holy Land and experiencing the diverse culture in Jerusalem. We will be experiencing contrasts between the different districts in the city, Hasidic, Arab and secular plus meeting with the Palestinian community. We shall celebrate Shabbat and learn about the issues of the Palestinian Christian Church… Read More

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Transforming Lent 2019 - Day forty-five

John 18.25 Now Simon Peter was standing warming himself. They asked him, ‘You are not also one of his disciples are you? He denied it and said ‘I am not.’   John 18.25 Standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary. John 19.38 “Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus.” So where does following Jesus lead us? In the first instance to The Mt of Olives along with the disciples where all fled the scene. Then into the courtyard of the high priest with Peter and John where Peter denied he ever knew Jesus. Next to the foot of the cross  with John and the two Marys to witness Jesus suffer and die. And lastly to  the garden of Gethsemane with Joseph and Nicodemus  in fear of discovery. In the shadow of the cross none of the experiences of the first disciples paint a picture that is brimming with confidence and hope; far from it, failure and fear are never far away.  Nevertheless, far better to be a disciple in… Read MoreRead More »

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