St Margaret's is a vibrant and growing village church with a rich heritage, as people have been worshipping at St. Margaret’s for more than 800 years! Although we meet together in an ancient building, we worship a God who is very much alive and at work in the world and in our lives today. We have purpose built facilities in use throughout the week for our youth and children’s work, which is flourishing
As a parish Church, St. Margaret’s is here to serve the whole community of Chipstead, Hooley, Mugswell and Netherne on the Hill, not simply our own congregation. I’d love to welcome you along to any of our services or events: and if you have any questions or comments about church life please don’t hesitate to contact me Rev Susie Williams - Rector
Regular Sunday Services:
8am- Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion in traditional language
9am- Morning Worship or Holy Communion with organ and hymns
10.45am- Contemporary music and a more informal style of worship. Children’s groups, youth group, and crèche.
Please see our website for more details - www.stmargaretschipstead.org
Elmore Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SG
The Peter Aubertin Hall is situated next to Elmore Pond, the Meads and the children’s Recreation Ground and is the focal point of Chipstead. It is also the centre of many of the village community activities such as the Chipstead Pre-school, the Bridge Clubs, Women’s Institute and Flower Club.
The PA Hall, as it is commonly known, was built in 1906 on land given by Lord Hylton. It was named after the father and son rectors, who from 1808 presided over the parish for 81 years.
It is a large hall with a separate kitchen area with serving hatch. The kitchen is well equipped with oven, microwave, fridge, kettles and urns. Cutlery and crockery for up to 100 people can be hired for a minimal cost. There are also tables and chairs available for up to 100 people. There is ample convenient car parking in the Meads car park. It is also available for hire for events such as children’s parties, weddings, baptisms and meetings.Please e mail: email@example.com for availability and cost.
The acronym ‘CAMEO’ stands for ‘Come And Meet Each Other’. It’s a drop-in which provides an opportunity for individuals to meet up for a chat and to get to know each other while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake in warm, friendly surroundings. It's an ideal place for carers to bring the people they care for. There are no entrance or membership fees or other enrolment criteria. Donations towards the costs of the food and drink would, of course, be welcome.
CAMEO takes place on the second Wednesday of each month in Hooley Village Hall in St Margaret's Road from 2-4pm. CAMEO is run jointly by St Margaret’s church and Hooley Residents Association. If getting to CAMEO is a problem let us know and we may be able to ask someone who lives nearby to pick you up. If you have a queries or question about CAMEO, contact the Parish Office on 01737 552160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of St Margaret’s Church was founded some 15 years ago by Jim Scott. It is a non-religious fund raising organisation with charitable status whose aims are to raise funds for the fabric of our beautiful Norman Parish Church in the heart of the village. The money we raise goes directly to the church to pay for projects deemed to be beneficial. For example, the charity has paid for the repairs and improvements to the West Door. We were instrumental in having the sound system installed. In the near future we will be starting a programme of works which will improve the church, not only for worshippers but to make sure that the building is kept sound and secure.
The Committee is made up of local men and women who feel strongly about the church building and its environs.
We raise money from various fund raising activities. In the past these have included Summer Balls, Suppers, a Magic evening, an auction of promises and a silent auction. In the future we hope to hold more local events that will encourage residents and neighbouring villages to become more involved with the ‘Friends’.
We meet as a Committee usually once a quarter, and we hold events on an irregular basis, depending on what the Committee feel would be fun to organise. Many of our functions are held at the Peter Aubertin Hall.
We are constantly seeking new members to join us and simply ask for a one off payment of £25 per person for Life Membership. If you would like to know more details please do not to hesitate to contact us.
Ian Thirlwall, Chairman,
Tel: 0753 4451553