Welcome to Cornwall Historic Churches Trust
CHURCH OF THE MONTH
St Mawes has always been part of the St Just in Roseland parish; the PCC has the wonderful title “The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Just in Roseland and St. Mawes”. Worshippers are recorded in St Mawes in the 7th century and a chapel from the 1300s existed on the site of the current church which was built in the late 1800s.
In March 2022 the CHCT granted £5,000 for repairs to the west wall and installation of new Delabole slate hanging on the west façade, and repairs to the south face and bell turret. We are delighted to see the finished works.
We do not currently have a history on our website but more information about the Grade II listed church is available here www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1141000
To enable us to offer the invaluable assistance for the preservation of our Cornish heritage, we need every church in the Duchy to support and work with us so that we can be there for all in times of need.
To support more projects, we need more funds and your community can help. If each of our 218 parishes could fundraise just £100 a year for CHCT we would have in excess of £20,000 additional funding to offer annually. Find out more here.
Next CHCT Event
ANNUAL FRIENDS’ OUTING
St Moran Church, Lamorran and St Cornelius, Cornelly
22nd September 2pm
Our Annual Friends’ Outing starts at St Moran Church, Lamorran on Thursday, 22nd September, 2022 with a talk by Nick Jeans at 2.15 p.m. We will then drive to Cornelly to view St Cornelius with a talk by Christopher Harvey-Clark. Tea will be served at St Cuby Church Hall from 4.15pm at a cost of £5.00 per head, payable on the day, thanks to St Cuby and St Cornelly PCC. St Cuby wil be open if you wish to visit. If you would like to join us, please contact our Honorary Secretary, Chrissie Hogg, 01326 565021 or e-mail . No tickets will be issued.
Next Community Event
We have no details of Cornwall Churches Day events currently
Savills have sponsored the Christmas Party since its inception in 2006 and continued their support despite us having to cancel the event in 2020, like all others, due to Covid. Our heartfelt thanks to them and also to all those who responded to the "non-invitation" with donations totalling in excess of £4,000. Thank you one and all.
A huge thank you to all the communities who raised funds for us last year. Your support really does make a difference and together we can help to keep Cornish churches & chapels open for future generations.
See recent fundraising results here.
EXPLORE CORNISH CHURCHES
Over the years, CHCT has been encouraging individual parishes to write a local history of their church. This is a short, informative piece and is written by the local parish with the help of our historian and archivist.
Is your local church missing from the archive? Full details of how to send us your information are included in the archive here.
Over the past three years, thanks to Joanna Mattingly, we have been privileged to be addressed by renowned experts on different stages of church architectural development. To date we have worked through the Romanesque, Early English and Decorated periods. In 2021 we hope to move on to Perpendicular period. We have records of the lecture notes from each talk which you can view here.
The annual driveabouts are created by Carole Vivian as a way of discovering 3-4 churches in a day. She writes about the history of the buildings and features to look out for and directs you from one church to another with suggestions for good places to stop for lunch en route. Trails from previous years are available for a donation of £5. Find out more here.