St Just-in-Penwith Church’s successful ‘Raise the Roof!’ appeal from 2018-2020 blended community fund raising events and grant applications to replace the whole of the Church’s six-sided slate but very, very leaky roof! This huge undertaking was needed to secure, protect, and insulate the building for use by future generations of worshippers and visitors. The CHCT and Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund awarded a grant of £13,500 towards the costs of replacing the roof and making the church watertight. The final roof and associated works were completed immediately before the 1st COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. During which the Church worked with www.Ocean3d.co.uk to develop a High Definition Resolution 3D tour of the Church. Take the tour here: Gallery : St Just in Penwith Parish Church – Interactive 3D Tours by Ocean3D.
St Michael and All Angels, Budehaven have begun work on the repairs to the bellcote for which the CHCT granted £2,000 towards the project cost in October 2020.
In recent years the ceramic tiled floors of the aisles of St Michael’s church had become increasingly uneven, with the tiles tipping and cracking and creating a safety hazard. Investigation found that the sub-floor foundation was disintegrating and that the whole floor needed to be replaced. Also the large nave altar space had been paved with concrete slabs in a 1970s re-ordering; not only were these unsightly but rising damp penetrated the joints in wet weather and the slabs were heavily water-stained.
Pelynt – Carol Vivian’s sponsored Walk About – £150
Rame – a Cycle Tour of Rame Penisula – £210
Another successful sponsored event was a Tour of Rame Penisula organised by John Evans visiting 12 churches and raising £210 for CHCT being a half share of the total.
Carole Vivian is one of our stalwart supporters and this year she came up with a novel way to raise funds for CHCT. click here to find out more
Next CHCT Event
The Annual Meeting takes place on 23rd September at 2.30 pm at St Crida Church, Creed TR2 4SL.
The Speaker will be Nigel Saul who will give a talk on the Perpendicular period in particular the lack of tombs. Tea will be served after the meeting at a cost of £5.00 per head, payable on the day thanks to Grampound with Creed PCC. If you would like to join us, please complete, and return the slip here. No tickets will be issued. If you have any questions please contact our Honorary Secretary, Chrissie Hogg, 01326 565021 or email
WIN LUNCH FOR TWO at The Nare Hotel on the Quarter Deck! Rather than hold a summer party to raise sorely needed funds this year, the CHCT has come up with an idea to raise some cash, to spread the word about our work, and to recruit new members. click here to find out more
Next Community Event
We do not have any details of community fundraising events at the moment but will post them here as soon as they come in.