History of Saint Marnarch’s

WE APOLOGISE THAT OUR BEAUTIFUL CHURCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PENDEMIC.

 

WE WILL OPEN AGAIN AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO - IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SIT IN THE CHURCHYARD FOR QUIET REFLECTION.  BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL.

 

 

St. Marnarch’s Parish Church in the Anglican Diocese of Truro is located in the centre of the village and conservation area of Lanreath. The structure of this beautiful Grade 1 listed church has been repaired rather than restored.

This gives the effect of age and a special completeness. In particular, it has a fine rood screen dating from 1520 with the original paintings still evident in a few of the lower panels. It has a wealth of rich carvings – the pulpit, font, prayer desks and an impressive monument to the Grylls family who resided at Court Barton, next to the Church

The Church is open daily during daylight hours.

Rector: Rev. Marilyn Elliott - Tel (01503) 221159 or email: marilynelliottm@btinternet.com

  

Church Wardens:    

Dawn Richards Tel: 07811 1736 94

Gill Sanders Tel: (01503) 220827

Rose Northcott Tel: (01503) 220475

 

St. Marnarch’s Church is one of the Churches in the wider ‘Benefice of Trelawny’, which also includes St. Nun in Pelynt, St. Ildierna in Lansallos, St. Wyllow in Lanteglos-by-Fowey, St. Saviour in Polruan, St. John's in Bodinnick and Talland.  It also supports the work of ‘Cornerstone’ the Churches Together Charity Shop in West Looe which raises money for local children’s charities.  Donations of unwanted good-quality bric-a-brac for sale in the shop is welcome – please contact Jenny Bartram on 01503 220490 if you have any items you wish to donate and which require collection and if you are willing to help out in the shop either regularly or on occasion, please contact Jenny Hall on 01503 598267 for further details.

 

Church Services

 

Please see 'Events Diary' below plus when there is a fifth Sunday the service will be in one of the Churches in the Benefice at 11a.m. on a rota basis - please check church notice board.

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Parish: (The Rector - Tel contact – 01503 221159)

In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351

Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

In emergency situation:

Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131

Events Diary

Service rota as of 1st September, 2019:

Sundays of Month

Time

Description

Organiser

1st Sunday

January/July –

St. Marnarch’s, Lanreath

 

March/August –

St. Nun, Pelynt

 

May/November – Talland Church

 

February/September-

St. Ildierna, Lansallos

 

June/December –

St. Wyllow, Lanteglos

 

April/October –

St. Saviour, Polruan

 

 

 

11.00am

 

 

11.00am

 

 

11.00am

 

 

11.00am

 

 

11.00am

 

 

11.00am

 

 

Benefice Holy Communion

 

Benefice Holy Communion

 

Benefice Holy Communion

 

Benefice Holy Communion

 

Benefice Holy Communion

 

Benefice Holy Communion

 

 

Rev’d Marilyn

 

 Rev’d Marilyn

 

 Rev’d Marilyn

 

 Rev’d Marilyn

 

 Rev’d Marilyn

 

Rev'd Marilyn

Second Sunday

5.00pm

Evening Worship

Helen White

Third Sunday

9.30am

Holy Communion

Rev’d Marilyn

Fourth Sunday

9.30am

Family Service

Various

Community Soup Lunch held in Church at 12 noon to raise money for Church Funds on:

Wednesday 25th March, 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday 22nd April, 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

 

£5 to include Homemade Soup, Bread, puddings, tea/coffee

Raffle - Tickets £1 each

 

All welcome

Weddings, Christenings and Funerals

 

A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. It is a ceremony that bonds you in the eyes of God witnessed by your family and friends in a friendly, traditional atmosphere. If you are considering a Church Wedding, we believe St. Marnarch’s Church with a peel of six bells, within this beautiful village, makes it an ideal location for your special day. You don’t necessarily have to live in the Parish to be eligible to marry here – so give us a call to talk over your wedding plans and eligibility. It’s never too soon to call us.

 

Christenings are often held during a Sunday service and there is an extensive Baptismal Roll on display by the font.

 

Funeral services are also held within the church and there is room for burial within the Churchyard – Churchyard regulations are displayed in the Church porch.

 

For Further details please contact:

Rector: Rev. Marilyn Elliott - Tel (01503) 221159 or email: marilynelliottm@btinternet.com

 

Church Wardens:    

Dawn Richards  Tel: (07811173694)

Gill Sanders       Tel: (01503) 220827

Rose Northcott  Tel: (01503) 220475

Remembrance Day in Lanreath

A time to remember all who lost their lives in the two World Wars and in wars since.

These men and women came from different socio-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and had various Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and atheist beliefs cut all united to fight a common cause.

 

Let us remember them all.


History of Saint Marnarch’s

 

Until the early 7th century AD Cornwall was part of the Celtic fringe of Britain. The various tribes often found an excuse to declare war on each other, and even the coming of the Romans had little effect on the existing lifestyle.

However, during the 7th century Christianity began to assert itself, and the old ways gradually changed. It was around this time that St. Piran is said to have arrived in Cornwall. Records indicate that a church of sorts was built on the present site as far back as the eighth century but it was not until the Normans arrived in the latter part of the 11th century that the basis of the existing church came into being.

Most of the present Church is the result of much rebuilding and additional works, but the original north wall and transept still exist, as do the font and a small stone Altar.

Much of the subsequent history of the church is steeped in the Reformation, the Civil Wars and the Restoration of the Monarchy in the mid-17th century. This is all recorded in a very readable booklet written by Rosemary Pollock, a local amateur historian, with some illustrations by her mother Ida. It also includes a written 'walk around' of the present building. Priced at £1.50, it is available in the Church.

More Pictures of the Church may be viewed at: 

 

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101136993-church-of-st-manarck-and-st-dunstan-lanreath/photos#.XH0kzvZ2tPY

The Church in Pictures

 

 

The Commissioning of  Local Worship Leaders


St Marnarch’s Flower Festival

Afternoon Tea at The Rectory


Palm Sunday


A Poppy Concert to Commemorate the End of WW1


St Marnarch’s Re-roofing

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