Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the website of St John the Baptist, Capel.  We are part of the Weald Team of parishes close to the southerly Surrey border with West Sussex.   The other parishes in the team are St Peter’s, Newdigate, and St Margaret’s, South Holmwood.

Community

Community

We are a small friendly village church at the centre of the community.   It was at one time predominantly rural, but now is home to commuters in the home counties and London.

What we do

What we do

We try to cater for all in the Anglican communion.   We have a variety of services and are involved in all that goes on in the village

 

CHURCH SERVICES AND EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER

SUNDAY 27th Advent Sunday
8.00 Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00 Family Communion
6pm Advent Carol Service with the Surrey Weald Team
during which Revd Liz will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Dorking
All welcome and seasonal refreshments afterwards.

CHURCH SERVICES AND EVENTS FOR DECEMBER

SATURDAY 3RD CHRISTMAS TREES EVENT – in Churchyard
Putting up and decoration in the morning from 9.30am
‘Grand Switching On’ at 5pm with carol singing plus refreshments at The Crown.

SUNDAY 4TH 2ND Sunday of Advent and Gift Service*
*Please bring any gifts wrapped and labelled with gender and age which as usual will be going to Christ Church Brixton for distribution.
8.00 Holy Communion BCP
10.00 Family Communion and Gift Service

Monday 5th Advent course at The Vicarage (3pm)

TUESDAY 6TH CHRISTMAS MESSY CHURCH - 3.15 onwards in the Village Hall
Come and hear the special message which the Angel Gabriel gave to Mary and make some lovely Christmas crafts, see our puppet show and have some tea with us!

SUNDAY 11th 3rd Sunday of Advent
8.00 Holy Communion BCP
10.00 All Age Nativity Service
Children come and join in our nativity play – costumes provided and we will be visited by two donkeys this year – a mother and son!

Monday 12th Advent Course at The Vicarage (3pm)

SUNDAY 18th 4th Sunday of Advent
8.00 Holy Communion BCP
10.00 Family Communion
6pm Nine lessons and carols
Our traditional service of 9 lessons and carols, seasonal refreshments will follow!

Monday 19th Advent Course at The Vicarage (3pm)

SATURDAY 24th Christmas Eve
4pm Crib Service
Christmas really begins we place the Holy family along with shepherds, sheep, wise men in our Christmas Crib with all our usual favourite carols
11pm Midnight Communion
The first communion of Christmas on this holy night.

SUNDAY 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
8.00 Holy Communion BCP – said traditional service
10.00 FAMILY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION COMMUNION
Children bring a toy to show us as we share the joy of Jesus’ birth
JANUARY 2017
SUNDAY 1st Second Sunday of Christmas
8.00 Holy Communion BCP
10.30 New Year’s Day Café Church – Kick start the New Year with our café style informal service where we begin with refreshments, reflect on life with a topic for the day or reading the Sunday newspaper, children’s activity and toys, all brought together with some seasonal worship at the end.

Each Wednesday at 9.45am in church we pray the Church of England’s Daily Office. All are welcome to join us as we intercede for the church, the world and all those in need who have asked for our prayers….

Church Teas

Have now finished for 2016
See you all again in the New Year

From The Registers

FROM THE REGISTERS
We mourn the loss of
Roger John Horstman
30th October 2016