Rev. Steve Brunn 5 Beechwood Avenue Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9TE
Services Every Sunday:
8am Holy Communion 10am Parish Communion
Parish History Summary:
Built 1861 Opened 1862 Consecrated 1867 Parish established 1869 North Aisle added 1873 Organ installed 1873 Tower built 1905 Bells installed 1913
Church of St Mary Oatlands:
The Church of St Mary Oatlands
was built in 1861 as a 'chapel' to serve the needs
of the growing local population and the inmates of
the nearby Convalescent Institution established in
the 1840s by the Earl of Ellesmere.
It was opened by the Bishop of Winchester, in whose
diocese it then lay, on Sunday Feb 2nd 1862, the
Feast of Purification of St Mary. The Church was not formally consecrated until 1867
and the Parish of Oatlands was established in 1869.
The North Aisle was added to the Church in 1873 and
the organ was installed in the same year.
In 1905 the Tower was built but never consecrated,
allegedly because one of the then wardens did not
wish to have to remove his hat when he took a short
cut from his home to Walton Station. Another
parishioner was said to have promised a clock when
his wife bore him a son,
but since she only had daughters, the clock was
The bells, which were installed in 1913 had
originally been intended for use by the Indian
Durbar which never took place.