St Martin's Blackheath

St Martin's Church, Blackheath


St. Martin's Church, Blackheath is part of the combined Parish of Wonersh with Blackheath, and shares its Vicar and Ministry team with Wonersh Church. St. Martin's has stood at the heart of Blackheath village for 125 years and it seeks to serve and support the community of Blackheath through prayer and in practical ways. Regular services take place on the first and third Sundays. There is a silent Julian Meeting held on the fourth Sunday evening and festival and 'special' services are celebrated in between. Further details and times of services are displayed on the church notice board and in a link to the right. The month's services are listed below and on the Home Page under Services and Events. 

St. Martin's church was built in 1893 based upon the design of an Italian wayside chapel, and is named after St. Martin's Canterbury. The church is well known for its striking wall paintings, which were painted in 1894-95 by Anna Lea Merritt, an American artist. The paintings are in a style used by Pre-Raphaelite painters of the day - more information about the wall paintings can be found in the document link to the right.

  • A large sign outside St. Martin’s will show you have arrived!  There is also a fingerpost on the sign at the village cross roads.
  • The Church is open:  8am to 6pm in Summer and 8am to 4pm in Winter, after the clocks change.
  • No car park at St. Martin’s Church but parking in the lane outside and other locations in the village.
  • A lavatory is available during services but unfortunately no disabled lavatory.
  • No baby changing facilities in the lavatory but the vestry next to it can be used for this purpose.
  • Assisted wheelchair access to the church: either across a short gravel driveway off the lane or, for narrow wheelchairs, along the path running down the side of the church. If the shared driveway is clear, you can park directly outside the church door to offload but please do not block it.
  • There is one shallow step down into the church from the entrance.
  • No audio system but the church is small with very good acoustics and line of sight.
  • Large print copies of our service sheets available for our two regular monthly services.
  • No mobile phone reception at the church but you can usually find reception just outside the village.
  • Narrow lanes with passing places lead to Blackheath Village.
  • Postcode for St. Martin’s is:  GU4 8QT 
If you are visiting St. Martin’s for the first time and have any queries, or you need to speak to us in advance, please phone the Blackheath Churchwarden on 07780 734123 or the Church Office on 01483 890266.

Forthcoming Sunday Services at Blackheath Church:

Please contact the Church Office or any of the clergy team for more information about services. 
The Blackheath Churchwarden is:
Carmina Harlow
07780 734123

Blackheath Church Care Team:
Penny Kirkwood
01483 921593
Further information about Blackheath Village can be found on the Blackheath Village website

The location of Blackheath Church is shown below:

St Martin's information sheet April 2023 (450.5KB)
Visiting St Martin's Church (15.3KB)
St Martin's History leaflet (321.9KB)
A History of the Churches.docx (356.8KB)
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