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.
St Mary’s Biscovey and Good Shepherd Church Par – Pop up Stalls – £400
Maker with Rame – Ride and Stride – £200
Grampound with Creed – Afternoon Tea at the CHCT Annual Meeting – £156
Trigg Minor & Bodmin
St Tudy with Michaelstow – Coffee morning hosted by Jenny Muir – £90
Pelynt – Carol Vivian’s sponsored Walk About – £150
Rame – a Cycle Tour of Rame Penisula – £210
St Mary’s, dressed in her new grey granite tower and reddish Biscovey stone body!
Jill Hore, Churchwarden, writes “We haven’t done anything remarkable in fund raising this year, but once lockdown restrictions were lifted we did manage to hold 3 POP UP stalls outside the Good Shepherd Church in Par, selling home grown plants with an additional stall of homemade cakes, pies, and preserves.”
Being opposite the Post Office, we had enthusiastic customers throughout the first morning’s event, – who were as eager as we were to get out, meet people and have a chat about being under lockdown restrictions, that we decided to do it again! And again! Our “green fingered” member had so many bedding plants and perennials thriving in her polytunnel and garden, that it was an obvious event to arrange.
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
Christmas Party 22nd December 2021 – CANCELLED
Message from our Chairman
I am sad to say that we have decided that the right thing to do is to cancel the CHCT Christmas party next week at Scorrier. As you can imagine it is the last thing we wanted to do but this variant seems to be sweeping though at such a speed that to be gathering inside at close quarters so close to Christmas seems too much of a risk.
We are so grateful to you for your support and will honour your tickets next year either at the 2022 Christmas party or at an exciting summer event we are holding at Trebartha, near Launceston on Sunday 19th June. This will be a fête champêtre style picnic in the beautiful grounds of Trebartha with walks and talks on both trees and the history of the estate.
My thanks to you all and to Savills who once again have been our valued sponsors and to Caroline and Richard Williams who have been so unflappable and so wanted us to be able to hold the party.
With my bestest wishes for Christmas and looking forward to seeing you next year,
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.