The Churches of St Martha-on-the-Hill and St Thomas


St Martha-on-the-Hill has united with St Thomas’, Chilworth to form the new Parish of Chilworth.  The Bishop of Guildford will lead a special service at St Martha’s to celebrate the new parish at 4:00pm on Sunday 24th July 2016.  Everyone is welcome.

St Martha’s is a beautiful church, popular with walkers and for weddings and baptisms.  It stands on an isolated, steep hill on the Pilgrims Way in the North Downs and has spectacular views of the countryside.

SMOTH-ViewsEvery Sunday a service is held at St Martha’s at 11.15am following the Book of Common Prayer (Mattins: 1st and 3rd Sundays; Holy Communion: 2nd and 4th Sundays). 

Passing walkers, whole families and all dogs are warmly welcome: tea and coffee are served after the service. 

At Christmas, come to the Midnight Communion Service held every Christmas Eve when St Martha’s is floodlit.  ChurchLights

Special services are held, such as our recent service of Compline.   Every month, open to all, there is a book group – cosy in winter, tranquil on summer evenings.  St Martha’s is host to a high-quality, flourishing concert scene with musicians visiting from around the world.

Become a Friend of St Martha-on-the-Hill and help towards the costs of keeping this special church open and in good repair for future generations.

Details of all upcoming services and concerts can be found at Services & Events.


Note at present, the church can only be reached by walking up a steep track.  The track has been damaged in recent storms and is currently not navigable by cars.  It is hoped that the track will be mended soon; if you need access by car, please find out the track’s condition by contacting the Vicar .

St Martha’s is open at the following times:

October to March April to September
Saturday: 11:00 to 14:00 11:00 to 15:00
Sunday: 10:00 to 15:00 10:00 to 16:00
Wednesday: 11:00 to 15:00
11:00 to 16:00
Bank Holiday: 11:00 to 14:00 11:00 to 15:00