St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook
Cranbrook is a small country town situated in the Wealden district of Kent with a population of around 7,000. The town lies on the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The town lies approximately 15 miles East of Tunbridge Wells, 15 miles South of Maidstone and about 20 miles North of Hastings. Communication links are good and the local railway station is in Staplehurst (5 miles) providing half hourly services to London.
St Dunstan's is the parish church of Cranbrook. The building, often referred to as the 'Cathedral of the Weald', dates back over 500 years and is an impressive landmark in what is a small country market town. (If you are interested in the history of the building, please have a look at the Friends of St Dunstan's Church website www.fostd.org)
The building is noted for its size, spaciousness, light, elegance and excellent acoustics (as well as for the cost of its upkeep!!). It is used by the community for a variety of events including school services, e.g. Speech Day and town concerts, e.g. Cranbrook Town Band and Cranbrook Choral Society.
But most important of all, the building is a focal point for our Christian community. It bears witness to Jesus Christ the living God who can inspire, challenge and change peoples lives today!
The church building is open most days and everyone is welcome to make use of the space - as a place to reflect, pray and give thanks to God.
In an ever increasing secular society, St Dunstan's also presents wonderful opportunities for the mission and development of Christ's church for future generations.