St Mary & All Saints

Author, artist and founder of the Arts and Crafts movement William Morris called this'the most beautiful country church in all England'.

Dunsfold, Surrey

Opening times

The church is open during the day.


Church Green

One of the things that would have attracted him to the church is that, apart from the dumpy 15th century timber framed tower and spire, it was virtually all built between 1270 and 1290 and has remained largely unchanged.

There are some remarkable surviving features from medieval times at Dunsfold.

Perhaps uniquely the church still has several of the drainage sluice holes at the base of the walls which let water out when the church floor was washed. Two of these are still oak lined, and have chained wooden plugs that were used to keep out drafts and rodents.

Inside there are equally remarkable survivors: what may be the oldest church seating in England. These ancient pews date from between 1409 and 1441.

The church some has remains of 13th century stained glass and traces of medieval wall paintings. The font is also 13th century.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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