Covering St Martha and North Chilworth, between Guildford and Dorking in Surrey, St Martha Parish is an active Parish Council serving the local community.

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St Martha Parish is one of the smallest of the 24 parishes in the Borough of Guildford in Surrey. There are fewer than 300 dwellings and a population of just over 600.

The Parish, which is semi-rural, is situated within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and boasts some splendid views and wonderful scenery.

Two major rights of way, The Downs Link and The North Downs Way, cross the Parish and intersect on St Marthas Hill next to St Marthas Church, which is situated at the summit. There are many footpaths and bridleways, all of which are well used for recreation by walkers, horse riders and cyclists.

The Parish of St Martha is in the village of Chilworth and is bordered by the parishes of Albury to the east, Wonersh to the south, Shalford to the west and Holy Trinity to the north. To the south of St Marthas Hill is the beautiful Tillingbourne Valley.

St Martha Parish Council

The next Ordinary meeting of the St Martha Parish Council will be held on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Chilworth Church of England School. You can view the agenda here Agenda 22 March 2018

View Council Meeting Minutes

St Martha Parish Council

The Annual Gunpowder Mills Group Consultative Meeting will be held on Thursday 8th November 2018 in Chilworth Village Hall.

Gunpowder Mills

St Martha on the Hill and St Thomas

The two Churches in Chilworth - St Martha on the Hill and St Thomas’ are now under one ecclesiastical parish.

Stephanie and David welcome you to their beautiful churches.

Please click on this link to view their website.



Following a recent resignation, the Parish Council is seeking to fill a vacancy, until the next election in May 2019.

  • Would you like to help keep the Parish a pleasant and safe place to live in?
  • Would you like to make a difference to what happens in your Parish?
  • Are you interested in planning and development?
  • Are you interested in local issues and concerns?
  • Could you be a voice for the people of the Parish?
  • Would you like to do something to support your community?

As a resident, your opinions are important. Training and support is available.
Why not come along to a Parish Council Meeting – talk to Councillors and see how a Council Meeting works! We hold meetings once a month at Chilworth C of E Infant School If you feel you could contribute to the work of the Council and would like to be considered for this role, please contact the Clerk, Anne Tait – Parish Clerk – telephone: 07976 778864, or e-mail: