St Mary's Oxted, Oxted

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We are a broad all-age Church working to meet the needs of its community.  We worship in a beautiful, ancient and much loved building and the wonderful new Oxted Community Hall, OCH.  We hold a variety of styles of worship through the month; from the quieter more traditional 8am said Sunday communion and mid week communion, to the main Parish Communion at 9.30am, plus lively, modern worship in our Sunday Café service in OCH and Sunday Evening Prayer and Worship.



We have a variety of Bible study groups; one for older teens and others for adults. We hold junior church and a creche, and have a variety of youth groups for ages 11-18. The youth have a weekend away. We run special interest groups. We meet weekly to prepare for worship in choir, bell ringers, cleaners and flower arrangers groups and even have a gardening group.


At Home

Home communion, communion in the homes for the elderly and visiting is organized by teams.  Home cooked, home delivered meals are provided for our new mums.



We have strong links with our Church Junior School and look forward to their visits to church and our joint fair. Oxted has strong ecumenical links between its churches and worshippers.  We come together for worship, Lent groups, a Good Friday Walk of Witness and as the Oxted Pilgrims walking group. 



We look forward to welcoming everyone, regulars and visitors alike, to our services and groups.  We aim to have some thing for everyone! Please contact the office for more information or visit our own church website where you will find our weekly bulletin, calendar of events and lots more about us including our special Christmas and Easter services and also our social events.


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Rev'd Andrew Rumsey
Oxted Rectory,
29 Chichele Road
parish administrator
Oxted Community Hall
Church Lane
Tel: 01883 714263 10.30-12.30 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or e-mail:
+44 (01883) 714263 (Parish office) or +44 (01883) 712955 (Rector)

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Traditional Said Holy Comunion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Parish Communion
Communion service for all ages. All ages are in the church for the whole service, 2nd Sundays only. Bags of toys are available for younger worshippers to be used in the pews or the back of church, please can they take an older friend/parent with them if they go to the back of church. Most people stay to coffee,tea or juice in the hall afterwards.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Communion
A sung service of communion with a robed choir. Junior church are in the hall for the first part of the service and start with songs and prayers before splitting into age groups for activities. Once a month Junior church have Godly play. Coffee in the hall afterwards.
Every third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Café Service in Oxted Community Hall
An informal service where we look forward to all ages coming together for worship with a band and vocalist. Small children can move around during the service, a little background noise is to be expected . Please come and share coffee, tea, hot chocolate & croissants from 10.30am.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Youth groups
Youth Group for Years 6-9 Oakfish & Extreem 6pm in Oxted Community Hall. (Youth group for age 14+ held midweek. Older youth bible study group midweek. For more information contact the office.)
In term time
Every fourth Sunday at 5:30 PM for 1½ hours
Choral Evensong
St Mary's choir and organist in St Peter's Tandridge on fourth Sundays.
monthly, not August
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer


Mid week Communion
This is a quieter service held in the chior stalls. This is attended by a regular congregation who welcome visitors. The service is followed by refreshments.
Not between Christmas and New Year
Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes


Holy Communion
Every Friday at 8:30 AM for ½ hour
Meeting place
Every Friday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
St Mary's Monkeys
Every Friday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight


Home groups for bible study meet fortnightly. Youth groups for Year 6(11yrs)up to 18 years, including a bible study group for sixth formers. Ecumenical Lent groups. Ecumenical green group. Ecumenical womens group - Tictoc meets weekly in term time. Oxted ecumenical mens breakfast.
Church Open Churches open day in September. For other open days contact the office or see our won website.
Hall for Hire The Oxted Community Hall, OCH, is new. It has a Hall and meeting room, Kitchen, toilets and patio and lawn all with disabled access. It neighbours the church and we use this for café services, childrens & youth work, after church coffee time and socials. OCH is run independently and can be hired by contacting See
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Andrew Paul RUMSEY
Team Vicar: The Revd Anna ELTRINGHAM
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 740
Built: 1040
Architect: Unknown
Style of worship: Broad church offering services in a number of styles
Our Patron: The Bishop of Southwark
Archdeaconry: REIGATE (372)
Deanery: Tandridge (37207)
Benefice: Oxted (37/194CP)
Parish Legal Name: Oxted (370127 )
CofE Church Info: (637127 37/127)
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The current editor is: Catharina Stibe Hickson

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This page was last updated on Thursday 2nd April 2015
St Mary's Oxted : Church Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0RA

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