Ranmore: St Barnabas, Dorking

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Welcome to St Barnabas' Church on Ranmore Common which has been known for many years as "The Church on the North Downs Way". A few years ago Bishop Christopher [of Guildford] visited the church for the first time and remarked "I have discovered that I have another cathedral in the woods".

 

ST BARNABAS' CHURCH IS PART OF A UNITED BENEFICE WITH ST MARTIN'S CHURCH IN DORKING

TO DISCUSS MARRIAGES, BAPTISMS OR FUNERALS PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE

Telephone: 01306 884229 

Other enquiries can be submitted through our 'contact us' email address

 

 FOR NEWS OF CURRENT ACTIVITIES PLEASE CLICK ON "NEWSLETTER" on “News” panel to the right.

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 There is an option for iPad (single pages) or PC (double pages) Details of Clergy and PCC ‘Management’ officers can be found here.

Details of the men commemorated on the war memorials to WW1 and WW2 can be found at website www.ranmorewarmemorial.info which also contains background information on the Denbies Estate and the Cubitt family. This can be accessed from the link to the right of the page.

 

The parish of Ranmore is sparsely populated and most of the small but faithful congregation come from surrounding parishes to experience the special spiritual ambience of this remarkable building, a gem of art and architecture. Most, but not all, services follow the Book of Common Prayer (the church is affiliated to the Prayer Book Society and the Royal School of Church Music) and new members are always welcome and we invite them to help us maintain the life and the fabric of this church.

The church was built in 1859 by George Cubitt MP who became the 1st Baron Ashcombe in 1892. His architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott who designed a 'High Victoriana' scaled-down cathedral to serve the people who worked on the Denbies Estate and a school in a similar style was built next door. A hundred years ago the number of people working on the estate and their families was counted as between 300 and 400 and a full time Rector looked after them living in the Rectory behind the trees opposite the church. The church is listed Grade II* and is virtually unchanged since 1859. A more detailed history of the church can be found in the “Brief History of the Church” in the ‘Pages and Links’ panel.

The current general concern about the risks of metal theft and vandalism mean that the church cannot be left open when it is unattended. We are happy to arrange visits for interested groups such as local history societies, NADFAS, U3A etc. and the Victorian Society have visited twice recently!

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Holy Communion on 4th Sunday
Sunday 26th November 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
Advent Carols
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
 
Holy Communion on 2nd Sunday
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Traditional service followed by Mulled Wine and Mincepies
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Christingle Service with Nativity Play
An afternoon service for Children of all ages.
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
No service in the morning of Christmas Eve
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
 
Midnight Communion
There will be no regular Sunday morning service on this day
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
Holy Communion for Christmas Day
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
No service on 5th Sunday
Sunday 31st December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
 
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Sunday

Matins on the first Sunday of the month
Please check in the 'Other Events' section as the dates and times of the regular services can vary
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion on 2nd Sunday
Please check in the 'Other Events' section as the dates and times of the regular services can vary Normally there is no service on the 3rd Sunday of the month
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Matins on 4th Sunday of the month
Please check in the 'Other Events' section as the dates and times of the regular services can vary If there is a 5th Sunday in the month, there is no service
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
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Holy Communion on 4th Sunday
Sunday 26th November 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Advent Carols
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Holy Communion on 2nd Sunday
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Traditional service followed by Mulled Wine and Mincepies
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christingle Service with Nativity Play
An afternoon service for Children of all ages.
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
No service in the morning of Christmas Eve
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Midnight Communion
There will be no regular Sunday morning service on this day
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion for Christmas Day
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
No service on 5th Sunday
Sunday 31st December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
Organ

 
     
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Incumbent: The Revd Derek James TIGHE
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8123
Built: 1859
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: DORKING (172)
Deanery: DORKING (17201)
Benefice: Dorking w Ranmore (17/038 K)
Parish Legal Name: St. Barnabas, Ranmore (170133 )
CofE Church Info: (617133 17/133)
Short URL: acny.uk/8123/
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The current editor is: Dick Gover

This page was last updated on Wednesday 27th September 2017
 
 
 
Ranmore: St Barnabas : Ranmore Common Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6SP

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