The Parish of Cheam

St Alban’s Church

Elmbrook Road, Cheam

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Cheam PCC: Registered Charity No. 1134780
St Alban’s

A very warm welcome from the community of St Albanʼs. We are a church for all people, regardless of their personal circumstances. We welcome those whose spiritual journey has been long, and those who are only just beginning their quest. We recognise that each one of us is created as Godʼs image and that we are called to worship God together with others.

Everyone is welcome here, we are committed to serve the community whichever ways we can, sharing the love of Jesus Christ in the world.

Serving the east of the parish, St Alban’s building dates from 1930 when it was decided that the Gander Green End of Cheam parish needed a church of its own. St Alban's was constructed using ancient Tudor beams, panelling, bricks and other materials taken from the 400 year old Cheam Court Farm, which used to be one of the farms of Nonsuch Palace. Materials from the barns, cowsheds and outbuildings were used and this gave rise to locals naming it the Barn Church. The inscription on the right is on the wall of the Church. If you would like to know more of the history of the Church please see history (opens a new window).

A Family Eucharist Service takes place every Sunday at 10.30am, followed by refreshments. There is a weekday Eucharist at 10am on Wednesdays, when the first service of the month is a healing mass, with laying on of hands and anointing.  Evensong is celebrated at 6pm on the 1st Sunday of every month. Communicant members of all Churches are welcome to receive communion. If you do not wish to receive communion, please come up with everyone else for a blessing, carrying a service booklet that will indicate to the priest that you would prefer a blessing instead. For times of all services throughout the Parish see worship (opens a new window).

The Clergy and specially trained Pastoral Assistants of the parish regularly visit the sick at home or in care homes/hospital. Please keep us informed through the Parish Office.

Other services include baptisms, weddings and funerals.

As well as these Services there are numerous other activities which take place in the Church and the nearby Church Hall. We cater for the young and the old.

Sunday School is very active and we link with all the Children and Young People’s activities within the Parish, including the Unity Youth Group.

On alternate Fridays between 10.30am and 12.45pm there is a Drop In where anyone can enjoy refreshments and a chat. The primary objective of the Drop In is for the church of St Alban’s to reach out to the community which it serves and enable those, who may not ordinarily attend church services, to integrate with their local church in the first instance. Those who attend include traditional regular worshippers, those who have become regular worshippers having attended the Drop In, and of course those who have a sense of belonging to their local church, and indeed support it, but so far have chosen not to attend worship.

 At some Drop Ins – not all, there are short acts of worship which normally relate to a special occasion – On hand also are people who can assist others in various matters and often special presentations are offered by local associations and persons of interest to those who attend the Drop In – eg: The Fire Service, Community Support Officers, Local Police, the local MP and Councillors, Age Concern, Neighbourhood Watch etc.  A priest is usually available for appropriate help, support and advice.

Occasionally Breakfasts are held for the men and lunches for the ladies.  Gentlemen’s Breakfasts enable them to meet together, usually for some before they begin work, and to create a fellowship amongst those who may not or are unable, for a variety of reasons, come to the Sunday services.  Those attending include some regular committed worshippers, some new invitees from the locality and one guest who will ordinarily speak for about 10 minutes on his specific job or role in the community.   

Other social events include Fairs, Quiz Nights, Outings and Pilgrimages to Walsingham and occasionally trips overseas.

Many local activities take place in the nearby Church Hall which can also be hired for parties and other social events.

Naturally we raise money for various Charities and have a proud record in this field.

We have a thriving Parish Magazine and produce Newsletters on a weekly basis which are handed out on Sunday mornings and contain notices of St Alban’s and Parish wide events.


Wheelchair access , Hearing aid loop

Contact us if there any matter or issue you would like to discuss with the Clergy or Pastoral Assistants.