St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary the Virgin

St. Mary's Church, Tunstead shrouded in Mist

Photo courtesy: Brokentako

Tunstead has been a place where local people have worshipped before the Norman Conquest and the current church itself dates back to c. 1327. St Mary the Virgin stands slightly away and to the North-East of Market Street (the main street through Tunstead) although, paradoxically, is situated in the centre of the village boundary.

St. Mary's Church, TunsteadThe church is still active and St. Mary’s has a dedicated community within the village who come together for worship and reflection as well as holding various events such as the Flower & Photographic festival. The church also continues to host weddings. One of the parishioners will be married in the church in the early Summer of 2017.

History of the Church

Simon Knot’s website contains an excellent description of Tunstead Church and the history of Tunstead’s St. Mary the Virgin church and it’s Rood Screens can also be found here.



St. Mary’s provided a focus for worship and private devotion.

Sung Group Eucharist (Holy Communion)

Forth Sunday in month 10.30am



Marriages and Christenings

Church of St. Mary's, Tunstead

The church is licensed for the solemnization of Christian Marriage and welcomes the opportunity to share in celebrating the birth or christening of a child.


Contact Details

To contact the churchwarden or for details of other contacts for St. Mary’s church please refer to the Church of England Diocese of Norwich page for Tunstead.

Or to contact a church official directly, please call: 01692 536380

For review 27/3/17