Like all parish churches, St Mary’s has a Parochial Church Council (usually called the PCC) that shares with the Rector and Churchwardens the task of running the day-to-day life of the church, and whose members act as trustees of the organisation.
Together with our sister church, St Peter’s Tandridge, in 2015, we completed a year-long process of planning and review from which emerged three priorities for our life together in the next few years.
Guided by our new mission statement, ‘To Know Christ’, these priorities are:
Making Christ Known
We want to grow confident Christians in our churches and provide ways for all ages into active discipleship and ministry.
Both churches want to be ‘centres’ of community, outward-looking and accessible - and are ready to count the cost of becoming so...
Renewing our historic church fabric
We recognise the huge asset that our historic buildings are, but also agree that their design sometimes prevents us from meeting contemporary needs. Both churches need reordering, to enable our mission.
As an important part of this work, we have a separate charitable arm, the St Mary’s Oxted Heritage Trust, which is overseeing a major scheme for the refurbishment of our historic church building.
If you would like to know more about this project – or to enquire about becoming involved in our PCC, please contact the Rector or parish office.
The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxted
Church Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9NB