St Gothians, Gwithian

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Welcome to the parish church of Gwithian: St Gothians in the Anglican Diocese of Truro and county of Cornwall England. St Gothians is one of the five churches which is encompassed within the Godrevy Team Ministry. Visit The Godrevy Team Ministry web site using the link in Pages and Links.

Gwithian Church serves a population of approximately 1,800 encompassing the villages of Gwithian and Connor Downs; it is a busy church, well used for weddings and baptisms. Whilst our own churchmanship is of a liberal ‘catholic’ tradition, the congregation is able to and does enjoy other formats of Worship within the Team.

The congregation of Gwithian church considers its mission to be the spreading of the word through services, supporting individuals and raising the profile of the church by participating in community events. The congregation strive to keep the local and more distant population fully aware of services, events, and fellowship gatherings. We promote the use of the church for private prayer and quiet contemplation during the long hours of accessibility during the day. Gwithian is known for its friendly and welcoming attitude, and during the Summer months its congregation numbers are swelled by visitors and holiday makers.

The Church of St Gothian stands on an ancient site, the original Norman building had a chancel arch and two similar arches spanning the junctions of transepts and nave. These arches were built with sandstone or sandrock, an easliy worked rock obtained from the nearby cliffs at Godrevy.

In the 15 c the church was enlarged with the addition of a south aisle and a fine west tower, battlemented, with light pinnacles and angels at the upper angles. It is a particularly good example of the skilled use of the local granite.

By the 19 c, an almost complete reconstruction was essential, and between 1865-1867 the entire south aisle was removed to reinstate the original cruciform plan. Only the tower of the 15 c building remained and the fine original tower arch. The altar, of oak, has a beautiful crimson frontal embroidered by members of the family of the then rector, the Rev. Hooker, who bore the whole cost of this restoration including the building of an adjoining schoolroom; now the Church Hall. Two granite arches saved from the 15 c arcade have been built into the lychgate.

The square bowl of the font is all that is left of the Norman church. It's date is circa 1150.

Visit our website for more information: www.ggpc.org.uk

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Reverend Sharon Clifton
St Erth Church Hall
The Green Lane
ST ERTH
Cornwall
TR27 6HS
+44 (0)1736 757033 (Godrevy Team Office) or +44 (0) 7490 691120 (Church Warden)

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St Gothian Festival
Our Feast Day
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
 
Remembrance Service
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:50 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
 
Toy Service
This service is in aid of The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen (the Fishermen's Mission). Toys are bought and donated to families within Cornwall. All welcome, particularly children. (A represenative for the Mission attends and talks to us about their work.)
Sunday 19th November 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
 
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Sunday

Matins (Morning Service)
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Family Service
Service is led by our Worship leaders and regularly contains a Children's item
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer
Team Service
Service held at one of the churches within the Godrevy Team every Fifth Sunday of a month. Details published closer to each date. Service is followed by a shared lunch which all are welcome to attend.
Every fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments

Friday

Parish Eucharist
Informal prayer and eucharist service followed by soup lunch in the Church Hall. All welcome
Every Friday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour
Refreshments Common Worship
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St Gothian Festival
Our Feast Day
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Remembrance Service
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:50 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Toy Service
This service is in aid of The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen (the Fishermen's Mission). Toys are bought and donated to families within Cornwall. All welcome, particularly children. (A represenative for the Mission attends and talks to us about their work.)
Sunday 19th November 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Christingle Service
Service is led by our Team Reader. Funds raised in aid of The Childrens Society.
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Carol Service and Lights for Life
An informal service of carols and readings held prior to the switch on of the Gwithian Lights for Life. Following the service festive refreshments, including mince pies and mulled wine, are provided by the Gwithian Tenants and Residents Association in the Church Hall; followed by a raffle. Entry is �2.50 with all proceeds going towards the running and maintenance of the lights.
Friday 8th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Nine Lessons and Carols
A wonderful celebration of Christmas and the Christmas Story for all the family
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Christmas Eve Eucharist
Christmas Eve service followed by mince pies, drink and fellowship at 10.00pm.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 9:30 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship Mince Pies
Parish Eucharist
Monday 25th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Good Friday
Worshippers revisit the Passion as recorded by St John
Friday 30th March 2018 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Easter Day Parish Eucharist
Sunday 1st April 2018 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ
     
Guidebooks
Church Open The church is open at all times although on some rare occasions the church may be closed according to circumstances. If you require additional information please contact the Churchwarden on 01736 850919 or the Godrevy Team Office on 01736 757033.
www.backtochurch.com Hall for Hire We do have a Church Hall which we are happy to hire out to the local community for a variety of purposes including exhibitions, parties, meetings etc. For further details and rates please contact Tracey Worrall at scotchtracey@hotmail.com or call 01736 850919
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2400
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: CORNWALL (391)
Deanery: PENWITH (39104)
Benefice: Godrevy (39/041BR)
Parish Legal Name: Phillack with Gwithian (390066 )
CofE Church Info: (639068 39/68)
Short URL: acny.uk/2400/
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The current editor is: Johnathan Kirkland

This page was last updated on Tuesday 17th October 2017
 
 
 
St Gothians : Churchtown Rd, Gwithian, Cornwall, TR27 5BX

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