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A warm welcome to the Parish Church of St Peter-the-Apostle, Walton-on-the-Hill.

We are a Church of England Parish in the Deanery of Epsom the Diocese of Guildford and the Province of Canterbury.


Our mission statement is "Seeking God-Sharing his love".

We are centred around the worship of Jesus Christ and the service

of all who live and work in Walton-on-the-Hill.


WE HAVE OUR NEW RECTOR. REVD HARRY LATHAM, INSTALLED ON 31ST AUGUST


2017 has given us two historic dates in the long life of our parish. 1st April was the day on which St Peters joined with the parish of Headley and Box Hill as a United Benefice, and 31st August was the day on which Revd Harry Latham was installed as the new Rector of the new United Benefice.


They are historic dates because we believe Harry is the 44th Rector of St Peters. The first was William de Harewedon in 1307. That was 710 years ago, and now, after all that time, he comes to bring us together with our friends in neighbouring villages


The photographs in the gallery show scenes from the Installation Service which was conducted by the Bishop of Guildford, Rt Revd Andrew Watson, at St Mary's Church, Headley. More than 200 people attended in a congregation which included members of the clergy, a joint choir, special guests and the individual congregations from the two parishes.


During the service Harry was conducted round the church by the Archdeacon of Dorking, Ven Paul Bryer. His hand was placed on the handle of the main door. He tolled the bell and filled the font. He was presented with the keys to the church, with a bible, and with bread and wine, before being led to his stall by the Archdeacon, and welcomed publicly.


The historic installation brought our new Rector to his place in the new United Benefice. Further, it brought to a welcome end periods of vacancy for the two parishes and the start of a new period of hope and change.


We hope you will come to St Peter's to join us for worship, or simply to visit.

Please say a prayer for all those people who have worshipped here,

preached here, married here, been baptised here and laid to rest here.