40 Church May 2013
 who we are 

Parish Profile

St Paul’s is an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Guildford with a congregation of around 500 including about 100 children. Over 150 adults meet in small groups during the week to share life and grow in faith together. 

We an evangelical church committed to teaching the Bible, Spirit filled worship, prayer, community outreach and children’s and youth work. We have many links with churches overseas, especially in Kenya, Brazil and Peru, and closer to home we are part of Dorking Christian ministries such as the Foodbank, Besom, Beatitudes, Soul Connect and Street Pastors. We minister regularly in 4 residential nursing homes, Dorking Hospital, and Pelham Woods, and from our church building we run a daily cafe, Ofsted Outstanding nursery, and many groups and activities for people of all ages. 

St Paul’s Parish extends southwards from the main Dorking High Street to the A24 by-pass. Over two thousand households provide homes for nearly 5000 people. Housing varies from terraced town houses and two small estates to large detached homes.

Along with St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Church of England Primary School is at the heart of the parish and is situated in the same road.

Adjoining our parish is The Priory School, one of only two Church of England Secondary Schools in the Diocese.