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Christ Church, Ottershaw
51°21′39.5″N 0°32′6.7″W / 51.360972°N 0.535194°W / 51.360972; -0.535194Coordinates: 51°21′39.5″N 0°32′6.7″W / 51.360972°N 0.535194°W / 51.360972; -0.535194
Location Guildford Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PB
Country England, United Kingdom
Denomination Anglican
History
Founded 1863
Founder(s) Sir Edward Colebrooke
Consecrated 1864
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Architect(s) Sir George Gilbert Scott
Architectural type Church
Administration
Deanery Runnymede
Archdeaconry Dorking
Diocese Diocese of Guildford
Province Province of Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) Sandra Faccini
Minister(s) Brian Seymour
Laity
Reader(s) Nigel Perryman
Treasurer Roger Pashley
Churchwarden(s) Stuart Logan, Claire Grater
Parish administrator Chloe McCarthy
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name Christchurch
Designated 18 June 1973
Reference no. 1260037
Sir Thomas Edward Colebrook00
Sir Edward Colebrooke, who founded the church
Ottershaw (Christ Church) Churchyard
Details
Location
Country England
Owned by Church of England

Christ Church, Ottershaw is a Church of England church on Guildford Road in the village of Ottershaw in the Runnymede district of Surrey, England, about 20 miles south-west of London. Grade II listed, it was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811–78).

Sir Edward Colebrooke (1813–90), who came to live in Ottershaw in 1859, built a chapel on his estate in 1863 as a memorial to his deceased son and heir. Later this became the village church.

The church, one of the few polychromatic brick churches designed by Scott, retains most of its original features. A tower, the gift of Edward Gibb, was added in 1885 and new parish rooms in the 1990s.

The nave and chancel windows, designed by Charles Eamer Kempe (1837–1907), contain several examples of Kempe's signature, a tiny wheatsheaf. They were installed in 1901, replacing the original plain glass. Kempe also designed the altar piece. Installed in 1901, it was made by the Sussex-based firm Norman and Burt and incorporates wooden figures carved in Oberammergau, in Bavaria, Germany.

Two Commonwealth servicemen of World War II – Leading Aircraftman George Barnett of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (who died on 17 October 1943) and Corporal Alexander Cook of the Worcestershire Regiment (who died on 21 September 1947) – are buried in the churchyard.

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