We are delighted to report that work is well underway to repair the chancel roof at St Andrew’s Stratton for which the CHCT pledged a grant of £3,000 in September 2021.
Those words were recently said to me by someone who contacted us to make a donation a few years ago and is now immersed in St Sampson’s Unlocked, the half a million-pound restoration project at St Sampson’s Church, South Hill, Cornwall. The more I thought about his words the more I realised what a profound statement this was.
A church restoration makes you realise the importance of things, temporal and spiritual. It makes you think about the faith of others and your own faith. It draws you into something deeper than bricks and mortar. It gives a sense of your place in history and the continuation of history. It provides a timeless stabilising effect on the fast pace of modern life. It makes you see the scope and size of a project which sounds so simple on the outside but is complicated and involves layers of expertise. It is a slow process. It demands working and praying with others. Part of the joy of being a Christian is having hope for the future and serving others.
Being involved in a restoration project brings many opportunities, joys and challenges. It quite literally can change your life! There are discoveries to be made, skills to be learnt, people to get to know and never-ending excitement.
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
2pm on 25th May 2022
at St Julitta, Lanteglos-by-Camelford PL32 9RG
We are honoured to have as our speaker Professor Nicholas Orme who will give a talk on Going to Church in Medieval Cornwall. Tea will be served after the meeting at a cost of £5.00 per head, payable on the day, thanks to Lanteglos-by-Camelford PCC. If you would like to join us, please complete, and return this slip. No tickets will be issued. If you have any questions please contact our Honorary Secretary, Chrissie Hogg, 01326 565021 or e-mail
Summer Picnic and Garden Open Day at Trebartha PL15 7BD
11am – 4pm Sunday 19th June
Welcome talk by Caroline Latham at 11.30am.
Collect your picnic and enjoy while walking around the garden. Tea served 3 – 4pm.
Produce and Plant Stall
Garden Entry with Tea 2pm – 4pm
This historic landscape garden features ponds, streams, cascades, rock falls and woodland, with specimen trees, an ornamental walled garden and private modern country garden at Lemarne. Additionally there are ongoing developments of the C19th American garden and C18th fish ponds to view. Map provided, allow at least 1 1/2 hours to complete a circumnavigation of the 40 acre garden. Selection of shorter options possible.
Book your tickets for Talk, Picnic Lunch and Tea £25 pp; or groups of 4 or more £20 pp; Children under 16yrs Free (optional child’s picnic available for £5 pp); Garden Entry inc tea £10 pp Children under 16yrs Free at buytickets.at/cornwallhistoricchurchestrust For picnics RSVP by Sunday 12th June, Afternoon Garden Entry also payable on the day. To apply for tickets by post download this application form.
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