Our three churches are, St Bartholomew’s, St Wilfrid’s and St Francis’. The three churches work together in serving the Parish of Horley, within the Deanery of Reigate and in the Diocese of Southwark as part of the Church of England.
Our mission statement is “Serving Horley With The Love of Christ”. We hope to live this out in various ways.
Here is the Youtube video of the service done on 17th May 2020.
Statement on Coronavirus
The Horley Team Ministry, St Bart’s, St Francis’ and St Wilfrid’s Anglican Churches are following the national guidance of the Church of England and the Southwark Diocese regarding the outbreak of this virus. For regular updates please check the link. www.churchofengland.org/coronavirus
Keeping in contact - Although the three church buildings are closed for public worship under the guidance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, as a parish we are producing weekly services on Sunday mornings should you want to join us on zoom and we will be looking at adding them to YouTube. We do update our Facebook pages daily with messages. Please send an email or ring the parish office for more details. 01293 782218 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each parish church has pastoral support, please speak to clergy if you or someone you know, needs help during periods of social isolation. BBC Radio 4 offers a church service at 8.10 am each Sunday morning. BBC TV Channel 1 offers Songs of Praise each Sunday at 1.15pm. and you can receive Live Streaming through Facebook of services at Southwark Cathedral. Follow us on Facebook for services broadcast by our parish clergy and on zoom.
click on the link for worship guidance at home Worship from Home
Suggestions for Children During lockdown, Andrew (creator of The Bible Course) & Charlotte Ollerton have been developing a bitesize Bible resource with their three children. It's called The Greatest Story Ever https://thegreateststoryever.org/
Update - 29th June 2020
Horley Team Ministry is pleased to announce St Bart's Church will be opening on Monday 6th July and every Monday 11.00 am - 12.30pm for private prayer. We will be working towards fully opening as we are guided by the Government and Church of England. St Wilfrid's and St Francis' Churches will remain closed for prayer and worship for the time being.
We will also be able to take funerals and weddings in St Bart's Church but the number of guests presently is 30 people only.
A risk assessment has been put in place and there will always be two people in the church for safeguarding. We thank everyone who has made this possible.
We continue to hold Sunday services online at 10am and pray you stay well and healthy during this time.
For details of the online services contact the Parish Office on 01293 782218 or email@example.com
Update - 18th June, 2020 1400 hours
The Government has given permission for buildings of worship to open for private prayer. Horley Team Ministry is looking into how this could work safely in our three Anglican churches. In the meantime, we continue to hold services online at 10 am every Sunday. For details contact the Parish Office on 01293 782218 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update - 23rd March 21.30 hours
As you all know that the advice changes daily with this coronavirus. With sadness we announce that all the Anglican churches here in the Horley Team Ministry will be closed until this coronavirus threat has past. There will not be any weddings, baptisms, no quiet prayers on Sundays or at any other days of the week.
The ministers are able to take funerals but only with immediate family members, this is following the guidance from the government. Please be assured that we are praying for Horley and everyone.
May the Lord God bless you, in your isolation, use this time to read God's word and listen to him and pray. God will speak to us all during these times no matter how frightening this time might be for some, God is walking with us.
Ring people on their own so that they are not isolated, mental well being is important to all.
The Rector Revd Canon Les Wells
Safeguarding Update during Covid-19 Please see the attached link
Annual Report under other circumstances Les Wells would be giving his annual report to the Parish during the APCM in April. Please see the link below.
The Horley Parish
The three churches are different in their styles of worship as we recognise God is a God of variety and diversity in worship style. We look to God through the scriptures and are guided by the Holy Spirit to help, inspire and enable us to remain faithful to this mission of God in Christ to the local community and beyond.
The Parish is an Evangelical parish with a mix of traditions in both styles and worship within the Anglican Communion. We believe that the Bible is the word of God and should be seen in our every day lives, to inspire, nurture and to encourage people to know that they are loved by God in Jesus and through the Holy Spirit.
Please explore our website if you would like to find out some more about us. You would be most welcome to join us for worship at any of the three Churches at any of our services.
If you have a general enquiry regarding Weddings, Banns, Basptism or Funerals or trying to find out who to talk to please contact the parish office
ring 01293 782218
For all the news in the Parish see the News tab.
The parish takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Further information about this can be found on our Safeguarding Team page