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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:

A True Sabbath

Dear all There is a much loved hymn which has often been claimed to be one of the country’s favourite which is called ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’ … ‘forgive our foolish ways’. It is a beautiful hymn with lovely words which are very gentle and calming. One of the lines I really like begins ‘O Sabbath rest by Galilee, O calm of hills above’ to me sounds perfect! I will be taking some time off the first part of this month of August and am looking forward at some point to some rest and relaxation. I say at some point, because the first part of the holiday involves going to Eurodisney with our grandchildren! Well they say a change is as good as a rest don’t they, despite the fact that the temperatures are once again set to soar here and in France. I am hoping Disney have installed some innovative ways of keeping their visitors cool whilst standing and waiting in the heat for the next ride. Or even perhaps there will be a welcome water spray. I like the idea of Sabbath time though and this is meant to be taken on a regular basis, not… Read More

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Your booking for Reasons to Believe Conference

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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