Saint Marnarch's Church

Photo of Saint Marnarch's Church and Churchyard

About St Marnarch's Church

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. Richard Allen Tel: 01503 220847



Church Wardens:    

Gill Sanders Tel: (01503) 220827

Peter Hooper


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 'Trelawny Benefice 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.


Any queries please contact the Benefice office on 07399 563440 or take a look at the Trelawney Benefice website: 

Latest Benefice of Trelawny Diary

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Trelawny Benefice Services—December 2023