Welcome to the website of St. Mary’s Chiddingfold. If you don’t find what you are looking for please contact me. I hope I may be able to welcome you in person to the church I am proud to serve.
Revd Sarah Brough
Rector of St. Mary’s Chiddingfold
St. Mary’s Church is undoubtedly one of the landmarks that make Chiddingfold so special. The first recorded church building on the present site was c1180 but there were probably people gathering in this spot for worship many years before. The building is Grade 1 listed and unique amongst other listed buildings in the village. However, this church is no monument or museum! Throughout its history it has been, and still is today, home to a thriving Christian community who meet together for worship and fellowship, and who reach out in service to the village and wider world.
In all we do we keep in mind our mission to know Christ better and to make Christ better known. Within this website you will discover news and information about our lively, friendly church and about some of the people involved.
St. Mary’s is part of the Inclusive Church organisation and we offer an equal welcome to all people. For more information on Inclusive Church please follow this link: http://inclusive-church.org.uk
The Friends of St Mary’s Roof Appeal 2016 - we need your help now – please click on the logo below to find out more.
For latest news on the Roof works please click here
On Sunday 31st July a special evening service was held to celebrate the
commencement of the project to repair St. Mary’s Church Roof. The Lord
Lieutenant of Surrey Mr Michael More-Molyneux and his wife Sarah were our
guests of honour, together with the Archdeacon of Surrey The Venerable
Stuart Beake and his wife Sally. Other honoured guests included The Deputy
Mayor of Waverley Councillor Simon Inchbold and his wife Rosie, and The
Deputy Chair of Chiddingfold Parish Council Roger Underwood and his wife
Gill. Over 100 visitors and parishioners attended to celebrate our church’s
heritage, to give thanks for the generosity of those who have supported the
appeal and to pray for the safety and wellbeing of all who will be involved
with the work.
The renovations will involve a total replacement of tiles on the church
roof, porch and lych gate, and for reasons of safety and practicality the
church will be fully scaffolded throughout. It is hoped that the project
will be completed by Christmas and that the church will be open midweek and
for Sunday services as usual. Access to both gardens of remembrance should
remain possible, when visiting please speak ask to speak to the site foreman
if you are unsure.