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About Us

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Are you new to the church or the area? If so, you are very welcome! Please do check out our Church Life area for information about what goes on at our church.
We love to see new people and will make sure you feel right at home.  

Building Friendships. Sharing Life

The Church in Westcott is an active village church, in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills.  We aim to provide for all ages and traditions and are known for the warmth of our church community, really ‘Building Friendships’ and ‘Sharing Life’ together, within the village of Westcott, and beyond.  We are there for all in Westcott, in all seasons of life, as a place for Christening or Thanksgiving services, Weddings and Funerals, offering pastoral care through debt relief counselling or a listening ear.  Members of the church provide meals as part of the village Volunteer Meals service, and run the weekly ‘Cookie Club’  parent, baby and toddler group.
We gather each week at 8:30am and 10:15am for Sunday services at Holy Trinity Church, and for an informal, mid-week Communion service at St John’s.  Services are also held in the two residential care homes in Westcott.  We also have a number of mid-week ‘Life Groups’- small groups who gather either in people’s homes or online, to chat and pray about life and Christian faith.  At the heart of all we do is the desire to celebrate and know the God who loves us, through Jesus Christ, in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

Westcott has been served by its two churches since the mid-nineteenth century: Holy Trinity is the Church of England ‘parish church’; St John’s Chapel building, which has a free church tradition, is now owned by Holy Trinity and is used for social/community activities as well as worship and private hire.
We always seek to look beyond our own concerns to the wider world, caring for people and our planet.  We value our well-established links with Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School, have strong links with Papua Partners and we're an Eco Church .
Everyone is welcome!  Come along to a service, or, if you prefer, contact us to find out more.
We’re delighted to announce the appointment of a new vicar of Westcott, Rev’d Tim Armstrong, who will be arriving with his family in September.  A video introducing Tim is available here.

If you want to know more please select one of the links using the navigation.
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning, or Wednesday morning.

Where and When - Sunday Morning

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We meet at Holy Trinity Church (find us) on Sunday mornings.  There are two Sunday Services to choose from:

The 8:30 am Book of Common Prayer Communion Service

This is a traditional service, with organ-led traditional hymns.  It is a beautiful and peaceful way to begin your Sunday morning.  The service lasts about 45 minutes.

The 10:15am Parish Service is either a service of Morning Worship, or Communion. 

This is a more informal service, with a mixture of traditional hymns and modern worship songs.  The service usually lasts about an hour.  This service is also livestreamed on Zoom.  You won't be able to use your camera or microphone, but will be able to see, hear and join in with the service, from the comfort of your own home.

Mask wearing is no longer mandatory in church, but there are designated seating areas for those who prefer to wear masks.

If you feel unwell, please do not come in person - join us on Zoom at our 10:15am Sunday services.

For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space (if you're driving) and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our Welcome Team who will answer any questions you might have about the service, and help you find a seat.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after both services. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to pause and reflect before heading home. All refreshments are free.
Accessibility: There is wheelchair access to the side of the church, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. 

Where and When - Midweek

On Wednesday mornings, at 10am, there is a small, friendly and informal Communion Service, held at St John's Chapel (find us).  There are a choice of sofas or chairs to sit on.  The service usually starts with a song (unaccompanied but joyful!) and lasts about 30 minutes.  Refreshments are usually served afterwards.  
Parking directly outside St John's is limited, so if you want a guaranteed parking space, it is a good idea to arrive 10-15 minutes early.  However if you are able, there is on-street parking available in Furlong Road or St John's Road.  A warm welcome awaits you!

Getting Connected

Small Groups
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some mornings and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Do get in touch with us if you'd like to know more about any of these services, or if you have any other questions about coming along to church.

We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.