All Saints Church, Oxted

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All Saints Church
All Saints RC Church, Chichele Road, Oxted (NHLE Code 1245423).JPG
West side of the church
Coordinates: 51°15′39″N 0°00′16″W / 51.260735°N 0.004385°W / 51.260735; -0.004385
OS grid referenceTQ3934753192
LocationOxted, Surrey
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationRoman Catholic
Founder(s)Fr Algernon Lang
DedicationAll Saints
Functional statusParish church
Heritage designationGrade II listed
Designated23 November 1998[1]
Architect(s)James Leonard Williams
Groundbreaking3 August 1914
ParishOxted and Warlingham
DioceseArundel and Brighton

All Saints Church is a Roman Catholic Parish church in Oxted, Surrey. Building work on the church started in 1913 and was delayed by World War One. Aspects of the church interior were designed by Geoffrey Webb. It is situated off Chichele Road north of the town centre, to the west of Oxted School. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]



In 1914, Fr Algernon Lang came to Oxted and sought a suitable location for a church for the local Catholic population. He bought a house at 12 Chichele Road and decided to build the church on the land directly behind the house. The house itself was built in 1913 from materials gathered from a demolished house in Godstone. The foundation stone of the church was laid on 3 August 1914, the day before the start of World War One.[3]

Work continued until December 1914. By that time, the sacristy, crypt and chancel were completed. Work recommenced after the war ended. The exterior walls of the church were completed on 7 December 1920.[3] The sanctuary and nave were design by James Leonard Williams. He also designed St George's Church in Sudbury, and died in 1926, before both St George Church and All Saints Church were completed.[4]


Interior construction continued until 6 July 1927 when the church was consecrated. The rood screen was designed by Williams. The ceiling, organ gallery and reredos were designed by Geoffrey Webb. The reredos is a painted copy of the Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Angelico, it was designed by Webb and built by Robert Bridgeman of Lichfield.[4]


In 2001, the west side of the church was extended. The architect was Deirdre Waddington, who also designed the 2008-2009 renovation of the Friary Church of St Francis and St Anthony in Crawley.[4]


St Ambrose Church, within the same parish

Since 2006, St Ambrose Church in Warlingham has been part of the same parish. It was built from 18 July 1957 to 1958. Before that, Mass was held in an extended building in a house's garden.[3]

All Saints Church has two Sunday Masses, they are at 5:30pm on Saturday evening and at 11:00am on Sunday morning. St Ambrose Church has Sunday Mass at 9:00am on Sunday morning. There are also weekday Masses at 10:00am on Wednesday at All Saints Church and at 10:00am on Thursday and Saturday at St Ambrose Church.[2]


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  1. ^ a b Church of All Saints, Oxted, Surrey from British listed buildings, retrieved 24 January 2015
  2. ^ a b Deaneries from Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, retrieved 24 January 2015
  3. ^ a b c History from, retrieved 24 January 2015
  4. ^ a b c Oxted - All Saints from English Heritage, retrieved 24 January 2015

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