William Morris called St Mary and All Saints, Dunsfold "The most beautiful country church in all England". Dunsfold Church is a complete 13th Century building situated in an idyllic rural setting a few minutes drive from the village centre. It is sited above a tributary of the River Arun with the Holy Well close by, the water of which is used for Baptisms. It also has a reputation for miraculous cures for eye diseases. There is a list of Rectors on the north wall and the first recorded Rector was in 1294. Dunsfold church is reputed to have some of the oldest pews in England as well as a 1500 year old Yew Tree. A 17'3" x 4' Tapestry depicting "Life in Dunsfold" sewn by 85 parishioners, is on the west wall. The Church is the focal point of a worshipping community with a variety of services using traditional and contemporary language, and is inclusive in every sense. It welcomes those who wish to be baptised or married in our beautiful church, and who are parishioners, or who qualify in some other way. St Mary & All Saints is an idyllic location for a wedding.
As a Christian community in Dunsfold we have three main aims.
1. We seek to be a company of people who are nurturing faith. This faith is rooted in the good news of God revealed in Jesus Christ and is expressed and strengthened in worship, in learning together and in fellowship. You will find details of our services on other pages of this website.
2. We also set out to use our historic building as a resource for the whole community. It lends itself to cultural events and is a fascinating visual aid for school pupils to use in pursuit of many aspects of the national curriculum. In all these ways we seek to play our part in sustaining the human spirit. Again, look through other pages for details of how you might be involved in these aspects of our life.
3. Believing that faith must lead to action, our third aim is to be serving the community. We do this in various ways. Members of St Mary and All Saints through their own jobs and their social involvement are sharing in this service. The church community is seeking to develop a ministry among young and vulnerable people and we are always looking for new ways of putting faith into action. Why not come and join us?