St John the Evangelist, Wotton

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St. John’s is situated in the scattered hamlet of Wotton standing proudly at the end of Church Lane overlooking a broad sweep of the North Downs. The parish itself is a long finger stretching from the foot of the North Downs to Friday Street. The church dates back to Saxon times although only a few of the original footings now remain to the west of the Norman tower. Much of the church was of necessity restored in Victorian times but there are still many interesting original feature to see. Of particular note are some unusual carved heads around the porch door including those of King John and Archbishop Stephan Langton. The church also contains the Evelyn Chapel where there are some magnificent monuments and the tomb of John Evelyn, the diarist. Services are held every Sunday and of particular appeal to some worshippers is the Prayer Book Matins service held on the first Sunday of each month. We aspire to make all who come to Wotton feel welcomed and warmly included in our worship. A Children’s Corner is provided for very young children at the back of the church.

In 1979 we became a Joint Benefice with the neighbouring parish of Holmbury St. Mary and conduct several joint services and home groups with them. Recently the Benefice has been expanded to include the other churches of the former Leith Hill Group: St. James, Abinger and Christ Church, Coldharbour.

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The Revd Mark Godson
The Rectory, Horsham Road, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NL
01306730285 (Associate Priest)

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Advent Carol Service
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Carols by Candlelight
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Thursday 21st December 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Christingle Service
Family friendly worship for Christmas Eve
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Midnight Mass
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
 
Family Holy Communion
Celebrating Christ's birth as a family together
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
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Sunday

Leith Hill Benefice Service
Joint service of the Leith Hill Benefice: Abinger, Coldharbour, Holmbury St. Mary and Wotton. Its location rotates between each of the four churches and it usually takes place at the normal morning service time for that church (see local notices for details)
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Resumes Sunday 29th October 2017
Matins
1662 Book of Common Prayer sung
Every first Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
Common Worship sung
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Ends Saturday 11th November 2017.
Resumes Sunday 19th November 2017
Common Worship
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All Souls "Time for Remembering"
an opportunity to remember loved ones who have died Service at Holmbury St Mary
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Remembrance Service
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:50 AM for 1 hour
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Discovering ancient practices of prayer - Rev Mark Godson introduces ways to reflect on your life in relationship to God, self and others (at Holmbury St Mary)
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 7:15 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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Discovering ancient practices of prayer - Rev Mark Godson introduces ways to reflect on your life in relationship to God, self and others (at Holmbury St Mary)
Sunday 19th November 2017 at 7:15 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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Discovering ancient practices of prayer - Rev Mark Godson introduces ways to reflect on your life in relationship to God, self and others (at Holmbury St Mary)
Sunday 26th November 2017 at 7:15 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Advent Carol Service
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Carols by Candlelight
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Thursday 21st December 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Christingle Service
Family friendly worship for Christmas Eve
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Family Holy Communion
Celebrating Christ's birth as a family together
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols

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Incumbent: The Revd Anthony Nigel BERRY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8262
Built: Norman
Our Patron: J P M H Evelyn and The Bishop
Archdeaconry: DORKING (172)
Deanery: DORKING (17201)
Parish Legal Name: Wotton (170135 )
CofE Church Info: (617135 17/135)
Short URL: acny.uk/8262/
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The current editor is: David Finnigan

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This page was last updated on Monday 16th October 2017
 
 
 
St John the Evangelist : St John's Church Road, Wotton, Surrey, RH5 6QQ

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