St John's Churt and Rushmoor

New Resident Minister

We are delighted to announce that the Revd Clare Challis has been appointed as our new Resident Minster for St John’s, Churt & Rushmoor. Clare brings a wealth of leadership experience – much of it gained while working as a Senior Coach in the outdoor industry in Yorkshire and Scotland. Her church leadership experience has been across many church styles and traditions, and she looks forward to embracing our own village and church. She will join us during the summer term, and her official installation date will be announced in due course. More details to follow...


Clare Challis in Robes

Reverend Clare Challis will be joining us this summer, along with her husband Andrew, their dog Maggie, and cat Pickle. We very much look forward to welcoming them to our parish

They are moving from Southampton, where Clare has been a Curate within Eastleigh Deanery, and Andrew runs a Social Enterprise which helps get people back into work through running a community wood recycling project.

Clare and Andrew informal
When asked about her new appointment Clare commented “I can’t wait to get stuck into village and church life, and seeing what great things we as a church can get up to…”



               St Johns Services

A warm welcome to St. John’s Church in the beautiful village of Churt in Surrey. We hope you will find our website interesting and helpful. The best way to find out about St. John’s is to come along to a Sunday service or to another of the activities we offer.

Whether you have been a Christian for many years or are just beginning to wonder whether God has any relevance to your life, you will find a warm welcome, a place to ask questions and make new friends. We have a wide range of activities, providing various ways for everyone to engage in the life of the church.

The church is open every day and you are welcome to come in, whether it’s to explore the building, find a quiet place to pray, or to visit our resources area.

We are part of the Joint Benefice of Churt and Hindhead, and work closely with our sister church St. Alban’s in Hindhead. We have just published our Parish Profile as we begin the process of appointing a new Resident Minister. 

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