St George's Church, Esher
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St George's Church, Esher
St George's Church, Esher
Esher Park Avenue, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9RQ
behind The Bear Inn at the A244 Leatherhead turn off
from the High Street
Open Saturdays April-September 11am-3pm
Key available at other times
Parking outside or in Pay and Display car parks (100 metres)
OS ref TQ 139 646
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St George's Church, Esher

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This endearing church, a jumble of sandstone, chalk, flint and  brick, roofed in stone and clay tiles, with a timber bell-cote, owes its unrestored survival to the building of nearby Christ Church in 1853.
It is basically a Tudor structure dating from about 1540, with additions between 1724 and 1842.  The clock dates from the end of the 16th century and other fine 18th Century additions include the three-decker pulpit and reredos.
The Princess Victoria attended services here when visiting her uncle at Claremont and later, as Queen, came with Prince Albert.
It is Esher’s oldest public building and is Grade I listed.  Restored by the Community in 1965, it remains a consecrated building, now in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust .
Services Candlemas is celebrated on the first Sunday in February, and a service of Holy Communion on the Sunday nearest St George’s Day, and an Evensong in October.
Arts Supported by The Friends of St George’s, the building is used as an Arts’ Centre, rehearsal and meeting venue.