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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:

Team Work

Dear all When you read this our annual vicarage fete will have taken place and hopefully we will have raised lots of funds for our local schools. The day itself it rather like a whirlwind when everyone arrives to set up their stalls and attractions; our lovely visitors arrive, our children dance and entertain us, yummy refreshments are prepared and eaten and if the weather is good much ice cream will be sold! Three hours later and the garden is back to normal just like magic. It’s amazing! How does this happen so quickly and so effectively? Its team work! It all begins with a wonderful team who start planning the fete earlier in the year so that on the day everything falls easily into place. Then there are teams who come the day before and set up all the gazebos etc. Then on the morning a team pick up all the tables and chairs they can lay their hands on and deliver them to the Vicarage. The same team gather them up at the end of the day and return them to hall and church! Team work is so vital isn’t it and it struck me that our villages… 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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