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 able to arrange visits for interested groups such as local history societies, the Arts Society, U3A, the Victorian Society etc. During the warmer months there are monthly Coffee Mornings and we hope to continue Teas in the Churchyard on some Sunday afternoons. We also hope to open the church to passing visitors on some weekday mornings. This all depends on the availability of volunteers from our congregation. The Church will take part in the Heritage Open Days in September. Dates will be listed when agreed.

Getting here

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".

The "cathedral in the woods" is some three miles from Dorking Station but unfortunately there is no public transport link. There is a parking area opposite the church and a National Trust car park not far away. There is a very picturesque walk from the Denbies Wine Estate.


Ranmore Common Road

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