Greg's Welcome

It is a huge privilege to be able to personally welcome you as the Vicar of this wonderful parish. I've not been here long, but I'm joined by my smiley wife Ele, our hungry son Joshua, and our even hungrier labrador Tala!

Alfold and Loxwood are both beautiful villages to live in. They both have active communities with heaps going on; from picture-postcard Post Offices, to barge trips on the Wey and Arun Canal, to lively village halls, to full on jousting festivals! Alfold and Loxwood offer the true 'English country' experience. Did I mention that there were lots of beautiful pubs to quench your thirst after one of the many stunning countryside walks on offer...

I love the church family in this parish. Everyone seems to have gone out of their way to make us feel welcomed and 'at home'. That's the kind of welcome I know you'd receive too. 

Recently the two churches became one parish and one church family in the hope that they might more effectively share the love and hope of Christ within the parish. I marvel at how the church tries to help out in the community in whatever way it can. I think it's awesome how the church is actively trying to reach out to the younger generation with Messy Church and a new 4pm Informal Service. I love the fact that the church respects the older generation, offering the 10am Traditional Service. I love the way our church buildings are open every day of the year, offering a peaceful space for prayer, where lots have knelt over many hundreds of years. 

Most of all I love the way the church treasures Jesus. I put my trust in him when I was seventeen years old, and he has never left my side. He's the perfect Saviour, no matter how old you are, and no matter what you're hiding in the closet. He can deal with any worry or fear, he overcame death after all. Why not come and investigate the extraordinary claims of this man who has changed the course of history? We'd love to meet you...