Welcome to St Martha’s Church website

Following pastoral re-organisation in February 2016, St Martha-on-the-Hill is united with St Thomas’, Chilworth to form the new Parish of Chilworth.

St Martha-on-the-Hill is now Chilworth Parish Church and St Thomas’ continues to be a Parish Centre of Worship for the village.

The Bishop of Guildford will lead a special service to celebrate the new united parish at 4:00pm on Sunday 24th July 2016.

A service is held every Sunday at 11.15am which follows the Book of Common Prayer, Mattins on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and Holy Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.  A special service, such as a Family Service, is held where there is a 5th Sunday in the month. Details of all upcoming services can be found under the Services & Events menu.


Although the church is reached only by a sandy track arrangements can be made by contacting the Vicar for those needing transport up the hill.

St Martha’s is floodlit each Christmas with a Midnight Communion Service held every Christmas Eve.  The church is also popular for weddings and baptisms.

There have been very well attended concerts held in the church for the last three years and details of these can be found on the Events page.

The church 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

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.