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. We share in the group ministry of the Leith Hill Group of Churches which also includes St. James, Abinger and Christ Church, Coldharbour.

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The Rectory Horsham Road
Holmbury St Mary Dorking
RH5 6NL

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Carols by Candlelight
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Monday 22nd December 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Christingle Service
Family friendly worship for Christmas Eve
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
 
Midnight Mass
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
 
Family Holy Communion
Celebrating Christ's birth as a family together
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
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Carols by Candlelight
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Monday 22nd December 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Christingle Service
Family friendly worship for Christmas Eve
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Mass
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Holy Communion
Celebrating Christ's birth as a family together
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
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Sunday

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
Common Worship
Sunday School
Every second Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School
Leith Hill Group Service
Joint services of the Leith Hill Group Churches, Abinger, Coldharbour, Holmbury St. Mary and Wotton, 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 11:15 AM for 1 hour

Friday

Wotton Teas
Held in the Village Hall. The teas provide an opportunity to meet and chat to other parishioners.
Every fourth Friday at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Resumes Friday 23rd January 2015
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Carols by Candlelight
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Monday 22nd December 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Christingle Service
Family friendly worship for Christmas Eve
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Mass
Service at St Mary's, Holmbury St Mary
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Holy Communion
Celebrating Christ's birth as a family together
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 1 Listed Building Tower Stained glass Visitor Parking Available
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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)
Benefice: Wotton and Holmbury St Mary (17/149BM)
Parish Legal Name: Wotton (170135 17/135)
CofE Church Info: (617135 17/135)
Short URL: acny.uk/8262/
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St John the Evangelist : St John's Church Road, Wotton, Surrey, RH5 6QQ

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