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Truro cathedral
Truro Cathedral is Cornwalls only cathedral completed in 1910 and has a medieval appearance. It is the first cathedral in Britain to be consecrated after the reformation. Truro Cathedral could close to visitors. listen to Truro cathedral choir to Truro Cathedral choir. Truro Cathedral is launching an appeal to raise £150,000 over the next three years for its choir. In 1878 the choir of Truro Cathedral changed from singing around Truro on Christmas Eve to holding a service at 10pm in which the story of the Nativity was told through lessons interspersed with carols. This model was taken up in 1918 at King's College, Cambridge, and subsequently by churches and cathedrals up and down the country. The bishops of Truro. listen to the Bishop of Truro on 'thought for today' to the Bishop of Truro Rev Bill Ind speaking on thought for the day on BBC radio 4. Camera airship examines Truro cathedral. watch a  video of Truro cathedral a video of the cathedral. Richard Burrows is a stone conservator working high up on Truro cathedral. The Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Truro Cathedral. The Bishop of Truro is to get his own television series. view and listen to a 360 degree fullscreen interactive panorama of Truro Cathedral choir. Joseph Emidy enslaved in West Africa and freed in Cornwall is remembered during a special service led by the Bishop of Truro. The Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Bill Ind is to retire next year 2008. watch a news story about the Bishop of Truro 's retirement a BBC news story about his retirement. Bishop Bill Ind is the first recipient of the Trelawny Plate for his outstanding contribution to Cornwall. The Bishop of Truro has retired after 10 years' service. watch a news story about the Bishop of Truro 's retirement a news story about the bishop. The Eden Project in Cornwall hosted the Bishop of Truro's leaving party. watch a news story about the Bishop of Truro 's retirement party a news story about the party. The new Bishop of Truro is going to be the Rt Revd Tim Thornton. John Barrowman lends his support to Truro Cathedral's choral music. Truro Cathedral has been awarded £250,000 to help repair its main spire which is crumbling away. watch a news story a news story about the spire. How Truro created Christmas musical history.
Nine Lessons and Carols service created in Truro in 1880

mosque in Newquay

a mosque on the edge of Newquay is included in the plans by Restormel Borough Council when they build new homes and community facilities. Truro Cathedral have stepped in to help the Muslim community in Cornwall after learning they had been made homeless. The Reverend Ian Morris, minister at Probus Parish Church, says Islam and Christianity have many similarities in their teachings, including peace. Muslims get fresh hopes of a mosque. Proposals to build the only mosque in Cornwall have been criticised. watch a small video from channel 4 about a Cornish Muezzin, Bilal, talking about performing the Call to Prayer and the reaction in Newquay to plans to build a mosque a small video from channel 4 about a Cornish Muezzin, Bilal, talking about performing the Call to Prayer and the reaction in Newquay to plans to build a mosque in the area. Ramadan in Cornwall. Hare Krishna in Cornwall. A six-day celebration in Cornwall of Islamic culture. watch a news story a news story about the celebrations. A pig's head has been nailed to the door of a former Methodist chapel at Quenchwell near Carnon Downs which is being converted into an Asian community centre. watch a news story a news story about this attack. An arson attack at the new Asian centre. Unity Cornwall is the first black and minority ethnic lead organisation in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. Religious groups all over Cornwall have welcomed a plan that could see the creation of an 'inter-faith' centre. watch a news story a news story about the proposed centre.

Cornish crosses

cornish Crosses - the most common type of Cornish cross is the wayside cross. Nearly all the crosses are round-headed. Lanteglos Crosses near Camelford. Andrew Langdon has spent 30 years researching and restoring ancient stone crosses. Project to microchip Cornish wayside crosses. St Piran's Cross. Stone Crosses in Cornwall

st Mawes castle

St Mawes Castle is one of a pair of tudor artillery forts to protect the area from the threat of invasion from catholic France and Spain. St Mawes castle was built on the opposite headland to Pendennis castle. You can now get married at the castle. view photos of the castle

Pendennis castle

Pendennis Castle in Falmouth built by Henry VIII in 1540-45 as one of a pair of artillery forts. Pendennis castle was built on the opposite headland to St Mawes castle. Life in Cornwall during the 17th Century English Civil War is recreated at Pendennis Castle

Caerhays Castle

Caerhays Castle is between Mevagissey and Portloe, designed by John Nash as a family home in 1805. John Bettesworth Trevanion inherited the estate in 1801. The land has been in the Trevanion family since 1390 and is one of the very few Nash built castles still left standing

Penrose chapel

Penrose Methodist Chapel in St Ervan. The chapel dates from 1861 and is listed grade 11

John Wesley

Cornish Methodism - in 1743 John and Charles Wesley began a series of visits which changed the face of the Christian church in Cornwall. John Wesley's mission was to the destitute and oppressed "hard rock miners" and fishermen of this depressed area. Conserving Cornish chapels. view pictures of Cornish chapels on-line. An Audio-visual study of Cornish Methodism. watch a video of Reverend Julyan Drew the minister of the Newlyn Trinity Methodist chapel talking about John Wesley's prostests over slavery a video of Reverend Julyan Drew the minister of the Newlyn Trinity Methodist chapel talking about John Wesley's protests over slavery. Lelant Methodism


A History of Methodism and Penzance Wesleyan Society is an account by Keith Austin. Cornwall Methodist district

Gwennap Pit

Gwennap Pit is a grassy open air amphitheatre which may be a sunken floor of a filled up mine. John Wesley first visited the pit in 1762. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Gwennap Pit

Trewint cottage

Wesley Cottage in Trewint is a small hamlet just off the A30 near Bodmin Moor. The owners of a cottage there built an addition to their own cottage to provide shelter and a preaching place for John Wesley the founder of Methodism and his preachers. Open every day except Christmas day




Tintagel castle

Tintagel Castlerecommended castle are the remains of a 13th century castle set on the North Cornwall Atlantic coast. watch a 1937 small film from British Pathe of Tintagel castle a 1937 small film of Tintagel from British Pathe. view photos of the castle. The castle is associated with the legend of King Arthur and Merlin. Tintagel Excavations 1998. King Arthur's last battle. view an interactive 360 degree panorama of Tintagel castle. The arthurian centre Slaughterbridge Camleford

Pengersick Castle

Pengersick Castle has aquired a reputation for being one of the most haunted buildings in the country. The castle features very prominently in Cornish folklore and legends.The castle must have existed on the site since the Middle Ages. A night at Pengersick. watch a video about the haunted castle a video about the haunted castle

Launceston castle

Launceston Castle was originally known as Dunheved. Built in the early years of the Norman Conquest the first reference to the castle was in the Doomsday book in 1086. view a Photo of the castle taken by John?. Castles of Cornwall

Cornish Cemeteries
Cornish Cemeteries - information, photos and surnames. Photographs of headstones in Sancreed Graveyard taken by Mark Hattam. Photographs of headstones and memorials at St Just Cemetery taken by Mark Hattam, with transcriptions where possible. Cornwall's Living Churchyardsi is a joint initiative between Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the Diocese of Truro. The project aims to work with local people to promote wildlife friendly management in Cornwall’s churchyards. Balnoon cemetery by the sea in St. Ives. Tintagel graveyard.
Sailors buried in what historians believe is Britain's longest grave will be remembered in a series of events in a Cornish village.The Historic Churchyards Group was set up in 2002 to help make the churchyards of Cornwall's central mining villages more easily accessible for research and education

Mary Toms Warder

Mary Toms Warder was a bible christian preacher born in Tintagel. She became a preacher and evangelist in the bible Christian church in the 1820's before it was considered proper for women to take such a role. Margaret Adams (1799-1822) was born in Morwenstow, Cornwall. She became an itinerant preacher of considerable repute

Billy bray

Billy Bray was born in 1794, at Twelveheads, a village near Truro. A miner revivalist preacher who became a reformed character after reading a copy of John Bunyan’s 'Visions of Heaven and Hell'. He built three chapels, Bethel, Kerley Downs and Great Deliverance. Billy Bray's grave is at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Baldhu. view pictures of Billy Bray's grave. Billy Bray, The King's Son

Baldhu church

Baldhu church - the church of St. Michael is built at Baldhu. The revivalist preacher Billy Bray is buried in the graveyard. The Rev William Haslam was parson of Baldhu church. Plans were submitted in 2002 to convert the church into a home. The church is now converted and is for sale

At Morwenstow, on Cornwall's wild Atlantic coast, lies the church of St. Morwena and St. John the Baptist. In its churchyard are buried many victims of the sea, but one grave has a well-preserved ships figurehead as a memorial instead of the more usual slate headstone.

Rev. Robert Stephen Hawker who was the vicar of Morwenstow is remembered for supporting his impoverished parishioners and for risking his life to save and give shipwrecked sailors a Christian burial. He composed the Cornish national anthem and in 1843 he introduced the celebration of Harvest Festival. Four Cornish songs by R.S. Hawker from the Brycchan Carey web site. A ship's figurehead marks a grave in the churchyard in Morwenstow. Hawker's Rectory and Hawkers hut. view pictures of Morwenstow church. The Butterfly a poem by Robert Stephen Hawker. Hawker died in 1875 and is buried in the Ford Park cemetery in Plymouth. The biography of Robert Stephen Hawkeris called Hawker of Morwenstow: Portrait of a Victorian Eccentric

Reverend Frederick.W. Densham became the rector of St Bartholomew’s Church in Warleggan in 1931. The eccentric priest preached his sermon's to "cut out cardboard figures" seated around the church after he had alienated his parishioners. Frederick Densham's body was found in the rectory in 1953. A book by Daphne du Maurier was based on his story. A film about his life is now being made called 'A Congregation of Ghosts' starring Edward Woodward.


St Piran old church
st piran's old church is is named after Saint Piran the patron saint of Cornwall and was once a major centre of Christian worship. The remains of the church is now buried under sands near Perranporth. The objectives of The St Piran Trust wish to uncover the Oratory of St Piran on Gear Sands. To protect and preserve the Oratory and to promote the cultural, historical and educational significance of the sites of the Oratory and the church. Volunteers were sought to help with a project to uncover the ancient church. A four-week project led by Cornwall County Council to expose St Piran's Church. Work to uncover what is believed to be Britain's oldest chapel has begun. 100-year-old bottle of beer found at St Piran's church

St Clether chapel

St. Clether's Well And Chapel is an ancient chapel and well that is only reached by foot path in a moorland meadow. Trethevey Chapel and Holy Well is between Tintagel and Boscastle. The Cornish Ordinalia is a unique cycle of Miracle Plays written in the 15th Century. First written in the Cornish language, it consists of three plays that together tell the stories of the bible from Genesis to Revelation

St Endellion Church

St Endellion Church is near Port Isaac, North Cornwall. Sir John Betjeman worshipped at St Endellion and who wrote about the church. St Endellion Music Festival is held in the church at easter and summer each year. An iconographer is commissioned to produce an icon of Saint Endelienta

Ruan Minor church

Church Index - this site includes pictures of some of the churches. St Sampsons church in Golant

St Just church

St Just Church is by a creek and is Cornwall's most photographed church. Situated creekside on the lush Roseland Peninsula. St. Just in Roseland church tower

St Michael Penkivel church
St Michael Penkivel church near Truro has caused a blasphemy row over erotic photos taken. St Michael Penkivel village was used as the main location for the 2005 feature film Keeping Mum

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is modern interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting by artist Nicholas St John Rosse. The painting was commisioned by St.Paul's Catholic church in Tintagel to mark the 40th anniversary of the building of the church. Local people dressed in modern day clothes were used to portray Christ's disciples

Newlyn Trinity Methodist Chapel

Newlyn Trinity Methodist Chapel - the chapel in Newlyn is an early example of a Cornish Non-conformist chapel. watch a small film about Newlyn and Trinity chapel a small video about Newlyn and their bid for funding to restore Newlyn Trinity Methodist Chapel. watch a small film about Newlyn Trinity chapel a BBC story about the chapel. view a 360 degree fullscreen interactive panorama of Newlyn Trinity Methodist Chapel

cornwall churches

Cornish Parish Churches - a translation of the New Testament into Cornish has been completed after seven years labour. Kerrier Deanery is the most southerly Deanery in Cornwall and is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with miles of coastal paths and many ancient churches of great historical interest. Lanhydrock Church in St Hydroc parish Bodmin. Cornwall churches

duloe church

Churches in South East Cornwall - in the Cornish language 'lann' means a church site. Seventeen churches are covered in this site. Faith in Cornwall from the BBC

St Keverne Church

St Keverne Church is in the coastal parish of St Keverne on the Lizard Peninsular. The history of the church from the St-Keverne Local History Society. The church overlooks the infamous Manacles reef. In the church there is shipwreck window

towednack church

towednack church is near Penzance. Was used for the marriage and burial services in the TV series 'Poldark'. Towednack Parish Records. Towednack church is the only church in West Cornwall to possess a Chancel arch and this dates from the late 13th or 14th century. The church is famous for the Towednack Cuckoo Feast

St Michael's mount

St Michael's Mount is a rocky island crowned bya medieval castle and church. The castle was a former Benedictine priory now the home to Lord St. Levan, the family name being St. Aubyn. The mount is linked to the mainland by a granite causeway. In 1954 the St Aubyn family went into partnership with the National Trust and and the castle and its grounds were opened to the public watch a 1949 British Pathe film clip of  St Michael's Mount a short 1949 British Pathe film of St Michael's Mount. View photos of the mount. A short documentary about the mount

Bishop Trelawny

Bishop Trelawny is the hero of Cornwall's national anthem, composed by Rev. Stephen Hawker Vicar of Morwenstowe. listen to the Cornish anthem to the anthem. Trelawny became Bishop of Exeter on the accession of William of Orange to the throne. He died in 1721 as Bishop of Winchester. He is buried in Pelynt

St John Baptist Church Godolphin Cross

St John Baptist Church - 'Church in the Trees', nestles tranquilly amongst the trees by the crossroads at the centre of Godolphin Cross, a tiny hamlet not far from Marazion. The church has a very modest and little known history

Sancreed  church

Sancreed Church is three miles west from Penzance. The church lies in a secluded spot among the hills. The church yard contains five ancient crosses. view a slideshow of the church by Mark Hattam. Church sites of interest. A short distance from the church is Sancreed well

Carn Brea Castle

Carn Brea Castle is in the parish of Saint Illogan in Redruth. view photos of the castle

Silas K Hocking

Silas K. Hocking was born 1850 in St Stephen-in-Brannel Cornwall. Silas was an author and preacher. His father James was tenant of a small farm called Broadmoor in St Stephen in Brannel. The farm was owned by Boconnoc Estate. James was called a mine agent but in reality he was a miner and farmer. Silas became a Methodist minister in Liverpool. and was the first author to sell a million books in his lifetime. 'Her Benny' a story of Victorian Liverpool by Silas Hocking was made into a film and a show. Joseph Hocking born 1860 and brother of Silas also a preacher and novelist. One of his novels Prodigal Daughters was made into a film in 1923. Salome Hocking sister of Silas and Joseph


An Island Parish

An Island Parish is a BBC2 TV series about a year in the life of the Isles of Scilly Cornwall. The program features the new Chaplain of the Isles Father Guy Scott and his family

Rev. Christine Musser

Reverend Christine Musser was the vicar of Boscastle and star of the BBC television series A Seaside Parish. Hate mailers target the Rev Christine Musser. listen to Christine Musser  to Christine talking on the radio. watch  Christine Musser Christine Musser talking about the Boscastle flood in 2004. Christine Musser is a runner up in Country Life magazine's best-loved country cleric competition. Minster Church on the hillside of Boscastle, one of Christine Musser's six parish churches in the Truro diocese. Christine visited Thailand to meet communities affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Reverend Christine Musser is to leave Cornwall. The Reverend Yvonne Hobson a curate at Paul Church, near Newlyn has received letters expressing hatred about women priests and a suspected arson attack. watch a BBC news story about the attacks a BBC news story about the attacks


Polzeath chapel replaces the pulpit with a skate ramp in an attempt to pull in a younger generation. watch a BBC news story about the chapel a BBC news story about the chapel. The Methodist chapel has been renamed The Tubestation. to the Revd Gareth Hill to the Revd Gareth Hill, minister in Polzeath, speaking about the Tubestation

St. Catherine's castle Fowey

St catherine's castle is a 16th century blockhouse at the entrance to Fowey harbour built by Henry VIII to defend the harbour. view photos of the castle. Kilkhampton Castle which situated near the village of Kilkhampton is a relatively small example of a Cornish castle but is unusual in that it has a motte with two baileys

Chun Castle

Chun Castle hill fort stands near the old St Just-St Ives road across the moors in Morvah. Constructed during the third century BC. consisted of two concentric granit walls with rock cut ditches. Castle Dore an iron age hillfort in the parish of Golant also called St Sampson. In the parish of Breage is a hillfort called Castle Pencaire. A cliff castle is sited on Chynalls Point Coverack in the parish of St Kevern. Lankidden Cliff Castle is west of Coverack

Doyden Castle was built around 1930 as a folly for a local businessman. It is now owned by the National Trust and was used as a setting for Dr Dwite Enys's romance with Keren Daniel in the Poldark TV series

towednack church

Church Tales - churches in cornwall. St. Day church ruin is to reopen permanently for the first time in 50 years

St Juliot church

St Juliot Church is inland from Boscastle. Thomas Hardy the well known poet and author was charged with the restoration of the church. view pictures of the Hardy window in St Juliot church, dedicated in July 2003. Cornish churches rally to the needy in Boscastle. Minster church Boscastle

St Juliot Rectory

St Juliot Rectory is near Boscastle. The setting for one of the most important romances in literary history between Thomas Hardy and Emma Gifford

Minster - St. Merthiana - Grade I - Norman 16th Century

Church Trails in Cornwall are in the Bude and Boscastle area. church history in Cornwall

Churches in Cornwall

Churches in Cornwall is listed alphabetically by towns. view church pictures Cornwall. view photos online. List of Churches in Cornwall. view Photos of mainly Churches and gravestones in Cornwall. Churches of Cornwall

Trematon castle

Trematon Castle in Saltash was built by Reginald De Valle Torta on the ruins of an earlier Roman fort

Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle is the one time seat of Richard Earl of Cornwall and is a pleasant walk from the town of lostwithiel. The castle originally built by the Normans overlooking the river valley

 St Enodoc church

St Enodoc church - some of the architecture can be traced back to the 12th century. Burial place of the former poet laureate sir john betjeman. watch a 1939 British Pathe film clSt Endoc churchip of  a 1939 British Pathe film clip of St Enodoc church


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