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On the Trail of
St Margaret’s
Church History


Dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch, the lovely parish church at Ockley is now open for discovery by visitors of all ages.

Parishioners, Lady Hester Touche and Briony and Dick Thomas, undertook the task of researching the history and architecture of their church to design a trail which, although aimed at younger visitors between 8 and 12 years old, will surely appeal to adults too.

Cranleigh DFAS is delighted to sponsor the trail, which takes you on a tour, inside and out, looking high and low, to find the treasures of history, architecture and furnishings all around.

The trail launch was celebrated in March when pupils of Scott Broadwood Infant School, accompanied by their Headteacher, Rebecca Bacon, followed the trail question sheet around the Church and its grounds seeking answers to the clues.  Also present were the Reverend Nigel Knights Johnson, vicar of St Margaret’s; our chairman, John Baker; and the chairman of the Friends of St Margaret’s, Gordon Lee-Steere.  His connections to the church are personal, indeed, as two of his ancestors are commemorated within.

So, if you’re looking for something to occupy a lovely summer’s day, why don’t you take the children along to try the trail out for yourself.  Answer sheets are available!

Rhona Gregson