Welcome to Shamley Green and to our parish church Christ Church

Christ Church has been inviting people to be part of our Christian family since 1864.  And like all extended families we are made up of individuals from every generation, background, outlook and experience. We warmly welcome you to join us, be it on a regular basis or for a one-off visit or special occasion.
Many are now enjoying the relaxation of restrictions but some are also wary, even anxious, especially after a prolonged period of social distancing or shielding.  We want you to feel safe in our church so, in accordance with government and Church of England guidance, we continue to encourage those who visit or attend services or activities in our buildings to make frequent use of the hand sanitiser or hand-washing facilities available, to keep a little space between yourself and others and to respect the needs of those who still wish to be particularly careful.  While wearing face coverings is no longer mandatory, some will still wish to do so and we will be strongly recommending it when numbers are larger or when we are undertaking higher risk activities such as singing so please make sure you always have one with you.  We will continue with our current cleaning regimes and providing as much ventilation as possible when services and activities are taking place.  We also invite you to provide your details for NHS ‘Test and trace’ purposes using the QR codes provided or by signing in at services and activities.  We are still in a third wave of a global pandemic and are committed to taking care not only of ourselves but also those around us. Our Church is open every day for private, individual prayer and for limited numbers at our Sunday Morning  8am & 10am Service (below for details). 
As part of our mission to serve the wider community in Shamley Green and Rowly we also hope you will find the links and information about local organisations, clubs and other groups helpful.  If you have made the parish your home or if you work here or if you are visiting we hope you will make the most of what our friendly and caring community has to offer.  
If you are new to our parish or have a particular enquiry, please contact us at

Opportunities for prayer and worship

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 Every Sunday at 8am & 10am Holy Communion in church

You do not need to register in advance for any of our services (although we may request this for special services) but in keeping with official guidance our numbers are limited so we ask you to understand if there is not enough space on the day, so far this has not been a problem, so do come and join us!!  Please come early enough to provide NHS Test & Trace details and ensure social distancing.  

16th Sunday after Trinity - 19th September 2021 

By clicking on the following links, you can find a whole range of online services offered by our cathedral (1) Guildford Cathedral - YouTube and the Church of England Church online | The Church of England. 
Our past online services can still be viewed via our YouTube channel, click the link below to view.
(1) Christ Church Shamley Green - YouTube


Please click here for the Vicar's latest weekly newsletter

If you would like to receive this by email or if you have a particular prayer request or need, please contact her: 
The Reverend Sally Davies
tel: 01483 892030; email:
Please click here for more resources. 

   Jesus said:

  “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” 
Come to us, Lord our God:
Stretch out your arm to save,
strengthen our hands to love,
for the sake of the world that is your own.
 (Prayer for the Nation booklet)




Community news

 Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse?
Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future?
Click here for more information


 During the past year and a half, some have found their age or health are making life more of a challenge and Sunday mornings are not always manageable.  We are therefore beginning a monthly midweek short communion service at 11am followed by coffee and a relaxed opportunity for fellowship and conversation.
 Sunday mornings can also be busy for our families and young people so instead of our monthly Sunday Family Service we will be holding a monthly Messy Church, involving crafts, stories, food and songs, on a Saturday afternoon.  (Occasional all-age services for festivals such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter will still take place on the appropriate Sunday.)
Sundays: weekly 8am and 10am Holy Communion.  Our Sunday Club for children aged 3-10 will resume; contact Annabelle Ball 898596 for details and term dates. 
Messy Church for all ages but particularly suitable for families with young children Saturday October 9th 4-5pm; details from Gussie Walsh 275645.
Little Stars Parent, Baby and Toddler Group Tuesdays 9.30-11.00am in the Church Hall during school term-time.
Mid-week Holy Communion: Wednesday 22nd September 11am, followed by coffee.
Online: we have no plans to resume this at the present time unless we go back into lockdown. Alternatives can be found via our cathedral Guildford Cathedral - YouTubeand the Church of England website   


SHADES (Shamley Green Amateur Dramatic and Entertainment Society) will be holding Auditions for their 2022 Pantomime on 14th October 2021, click here for more details.
Click here to view the September online version of our Parish Magazine


Wintershall’s Nativity is Back!
Click here for more details


Returning into the world from lockdown

The Revd. Haydon Wilcox is running quiet days and evenings at St. Columba’s Retreat House, Maybury Hill, Woking.
Click here to view more information


Give the world a shot

Had your vaccination?  Then why not donate one to someone less fortunate? The UK Committee for UNICEF and Crowdfunder have launched a nationwide appeal to support the biggest vaccine drive in history to fund and deliver Covid-19 vaccines around the world for everyone, no matter where they live, supported by the NHS, faith groups including Church of England, Office of the Chief Rabbi and the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board, businesses and celebrity supporters.
Donate at; read more about it at Stories - Give the World a Shot – VaccinAid campaign launches to vaccinate the world | Crowdfunder


 We remember

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St Paul's Cathedral has opened a Book of remembrance for those who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic here


We are presently not displaying any public activities within our parish but please do contact the relevant local organisations listed on this website for up-to-date information.

Please also note you can get helpful advice about the coronavirus from the following websites:
the government
the NHS 
Citizens Advice Bureau 


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