We are a local United Reformed Church and have a wide spread of ages in the congregation, with people from a variety of backgrounds. Our main church service is on Sunday mornings at 10am when we begin all together and then the children and young people leave for their own groups. We also provide a crèche.
We hope that visitors will feel relaxed with our style of worship which includes traditional hymns as well as more contemporary songs, the reading of the Bible and relevant preaching as well as prayer. Tea, coffee and a friendly chat is a regular feature at the end of our morning service.
Our Minister Revd George Watt was inducted at Reigate Park in 2010, having previously ministered at St Andrew’s Church, Cheam for 12 years and in Southampton for 6 years. He comes originally from the Highlands of Scotland and is married with three sons. Before training at Mansfield College, Oxford he worked in the computing department of Lloyd’s of London. He is very committed to working with other churches and regularly takes assemblies in local Primary Schools
There is ample car parking available with designated disabled spaces and wheelchair access. Bicycle locks are also provided. We have a nappy changing area and disabled toilet facilities. There is a hearing loop and vision system in the main church.
The church is available for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. Please see our leaflets for further information.
Reigate Park Church has a history going back to the 17th Century when it started as an Independent Chapel and then as a Congregational Church although the present church was built in 1975. Embroidery designed by Joy Clucas and made by church members which has a preservation order.
For more information see 'THE HISTORY OF REIGATE PARK CHURCH 1662-2015'
Elders along with the Minister provide leadership for Reigate Park Church with the assistance of a Local Church Leader. Elders are people who are nominated and elected by Church members. They are elected for a period of 3 years and can be re-elected for another 3 years before having to take a year off. There are currently 12 serving Elders.
United Reformed Church
The URC in the UK was formed by Act of Parliament in 1972, uniting the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches. The Churches of Christ joined in 1974 and the Congregational Union of Scotland in 2000. We are members of CHURCHES TOGETHER both locally and nationally.
We share many of the core beliefs of the Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Baptist Churches and seek where possible to reach out together into the local community with the love of God. It is led by elders elected by the congregation and we make decisions through meetings of church members.
Reigate Park Church aims to create a safe environment for its members and premises users including children, young people and vulnerable adults. You can see a copy of our Safeguarding Policy here.