The Parish of Godalming
Where All Are Welcome
You are warmly welcomed to the Parish of Godalming. Christian prayer and worship has been celebrated here for over 1,000 years. Today we continue that tradition by offering a place of encounter with God with worship at its centre.
Being open to God’s love is at the heart of our understanding of faith. We aim to be an inclusive community that welcomes everyone on their journey and respects free thinking.
We have two churches in the parish, very different from one another but set within the heart of the communities we serve:
Saint Peter and St Paul's Church is in the centre of our beautiful town at the end of medieval Church Street. Overlooking the Lammas lands, the River Wey and the memorial park it is arguably one of the most attractive churches in the South East and is a popular venue for weddings and town celebrations. Though an ancient building dating back to the 9th century it is a living place for praise, prayer and reflection. If you would like to visit the church, please contact the Parish Office for details of when it will be open. GU7 1ER
St Mark’s Church is a thriving community that serves the areas of Ockford Ridge, Aaron’s Hill and Primrose Hill. It is both a church and community centre and offers a modern, comfortable and flexible space for worship, fellowship and fun.
Our two churches offer a variety of Sunday worship styles so whether you appreciate choral evensong or enjoy cafe church we believe we have something for you. Whichever service you chose you will receive a warm welcome. We look forward to meeting you.
The notice sheet has information about events in the parish. Find it on this page.
A NEW RECTOR
We are delighted to announce that Reverend Jane Vlach will be joining us as our new Rector in September. Her Installation Service will be on Thursday 7th September at 7.30pm at St Peter and St Paul, presided over by the Bishop of Dorking and the Archdeacon of Surrey. We look forward to this, but at the same time keep Witley Parish in our thoughts.
Willian Bryans (Churchwarden).
Save the Date – Church Big Clean on 26th August
The Rev Jane Vlach’s installation service as new Rector will take place on the 7th September at 7.30pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church. So that we can make everything ready for her, we are having a ‘Church Big Clean’ before Jane’s installation.
The clean will be in addition to the work done by Rhys, our Verger, and Sheila and other ladies who dust. It will focus on additional areas which cannot be done by one or two people. This will take place on Saturday 26th August and there will then be the option of using the Bank holiday Monday for anything which still needs to be done
So, check you Marigolds have no holes, look out your oldest clothes and be prepared to come and do battle with grime and dust. Please let Peter or Janet Davies know if you can help, or contact Sarah in the church office