Tandridge: St Peter
A parish within the Oxted Team Ministry
Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey
29 Chichele Road
Oxted RH8 0AE
Oxted Community Hall
53 Church Lane
Oxted RH8 9NB
Introduction to Parish
Our vision is to Know Christ, Grow Community and Renew Heritage. We are a modern all-age Church, seeking to meet the needs of our community, with strong links to St Peter’s CE Infant School and other local organisations. Our church caters for those who prefer both contemporary and traditional worship styles. We worship in a beautiful building, which hosts other events too. The church and the wider village community join together to organise events throughout the year in the church building and around the parish. These include the Tandridge Village Fete, music concerts and seasonal events around Harvest and Christmas.
8am Holy Communion (first Sunday of the month only, traditional language)
11am Family Service – informal worship with junior church. Holy Communion on last Sunday of month.
6.30pm Evensong (Book of Common Prayer), with Holy Communion on third Sunday.
10am Holy Communion (Common Worship Order Two, first Wednesday of the month only)
Patron: Bishop of Southwark
Tradition: Central Anglican
Population (2011 census): 418
Urban Priority Area: No
St Peter’s works closely with St Mary’s Oxted and also enjoys a close relationship with Oxted's three other churches: Roman Catholic, URC and ‘King’s Church’ (non-denominational), as well as other churches in the Churches Together in Oxted District network.
For more information see our website, which is updated regularly: stpeterstandridge.uk
Built: 12th century - restored 19th century
Architect: George Gilbert Scott (restored in 19th Century)
Listing: grade 1
St Peter's is the only worship centre in the Tandridge village community. It was important particularly in Anglo-Saxon times in giving its name to one of the thirteen districts into which Surrey was divided. From the style of rough stone-work these are thought to be early Norman, dating from the last quarter of the 11th Century, and are considered to be amongst the oldest examples of their kind in Surrey. The nave roof is of Early English coupled rafter construction, which dates to around 1300. Within the churchyard is a gigantic yew tree, which is one of the largest and most famous in Britain.
Facilities: Disabled access, toilets (outside, but soon to be inside), sound system with induction loop.