The Spirit of St. Dunstan’s

Always A Warm Welcome

Newcomers to St. Dunstan’s are often surprised – maybe even a little stunned – at how much activity is undertaken by its clergy, staff, and parishioners to ensure a warm welcome that spills over into every area of communal and spiritual life.

Principal Ministry Areas

St. Dunstan’s has six principal ministry areas –

  • Worship
  • Outreach
  • Pastoral care
  • Hospitality
  • Administration
  • Education/Christian Formation

Within these are at least 20 sub-ministries, and those who provide leadership and support to them are not mere “volunteers,” but rather, “ministers.”

Compassion is a Hallmark of St. Dunstan’s

A quick look at the real-time calendar on St. Dunstan’s web site ( reveals a parish that is working tirelessly to meet the needs of the community as well as parishioners.  While Monterey County is one of the nation’s wealthiest, there are significant income and opportunity disparities that need to be reduced.  Much of St. Dunstan’s ministerial energy is directed to supporting solutions for those challenges and helping those most affected.

Details on all of our many ministries are here: 2018 Annual Report of St Dunstan’s Parish PDF

Our worship experience and Christian formation programs keep us close to God and to one another. Our pastoral prayer groups lift us up.  Our hospitality nourishes the body and the soul. Our lay leaders and staff look after our assets so they are put to God’s use.

We are grateful.

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