Parish Office, St Dunstan’s Church, Church Road, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8QH. Tel: 020 8641 1284. To email, click here. Cheam PCC: Registered Charity No. 1134780
St Alban’s Cheam
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
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
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.