Details of our Easter 2023 services are here.

We aim to be a lively, relevant, loving church, that is valuable to God and to our neighbours

Welcome to the Parish of Shere.


We strive to be a mature, missional and inclusive multi-generational Christian community, here for everyone, whatever your outlook or experience, age or stage in life.

If you would like to speak to someone or have any queries please visit our contact page or email the Parish Administrator, Jo Norfolk at 

This parish is part of the United Benefice of Shere, Albury and Chilworth
             March Services
            Sunday March 5th
            BCP Communion at 8 am at St James'
            Parish Communion at 10 am at St Mark's
            Family Feast at St Mark's

            Sunday March 12th
            BCP Communion at 8 am at St Mark's 
            Parish Communion at 10 am at St James'
            TakeTime at 6.30pm at St James'

            Sunday March 19th
             BCP Communion at 8 am at St Mark's
             All- Age Worship at St James' Mothering Sunday Service with Shere School
            Sunday March 26th
            BCP Communion at 8 am at St James'
            Parish Communion at St Mark's

Every Wednesday 
Midweek BCP Communion at 9am at St James'
Little Fishes 10am at St Mark's, for preschoolers and their carers.

Contemporary Worship
Our monthly, relaxed gathering with prayer, praise & refreshments takes place on Saturday March 11th at 7pm.  Anyone can drop in at any point. 

Songs of Praise
Held at St James' on Wednesday the 29th March at 2.30pm

Main service Highlights uploaded by 7pm each Sunday.

Please note: there is a change to our usual Sunday service pattern with March 19th being held at St James' to enable us to be joined by Shere School. This replaces the normal Family Feast which would normally be held that afternoon. Correspondingly, Parish Communion on the fourth Sunday will be at St Mark's. There is no online Take time in March but extra Take time's during Holy week.


Now Lent has begun, a reminder to try Dust and Glory: A Lent Journey of faith, failure and forgiveness which invites you to find God in the mess of everyday life through a daily Bible reading, a short reflection and a practical challenge, as well as a prayer linked to the week’s theme. The easiest way to listen is to download the Church of England app for iOS or Android .

If you have previously installed the app for an earlier Lent or Advent course you should automatically get the Dust and Glory Lent update. The reflections will also be available via email and also via the Church of England’s smart speaker apps – as well as on the free Daily Hope phone line (0800 804 8044). Alternatively you could order the booklet from Church House Publishing where an accompanying children’s version is also available to help children and their families explore how we can live well together.

Looking ahead...


Good Friday

Come and join us on Good Friday, April 7th.

10am Good Friday Walk of Witness
Gather at Gomshall Coptic Church and process to St James' Shere.

2pm Good Friday Meditation at St Mark's Peaslake-the hour before Christ's death.

For children 5-11 join us for our Easter Experience
Easter Experience


As we unite in anguish for the plight of the people of Ukraine  many people are asking, ‘what can we do?’
At this stage – and mindful that there is a long road ahead – we would highlight two dimensions for response:

  1. Spiritually: let’s continue to pray for peace. For no less than a change of heart from Putin; and for God’s mercy amid the turmoil, especially for all those in dire straits. There is a prayer station in the St Nicholas' chapel at St James' and online resources are available on the diocesan website here
  2. Financially: we can keep giving financial aid through the charities and funds which are working on the ground. We encourage in particular a church-to-church channel, so that we empower our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and bordering countries – such as through the Ukraine Emergency Appeal which is a joint venture between the Diocese in Europe and USPG.

  Supporting St James and St Marks

Shere PCC is a registered charity, with charity number 1138039

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