Pelynt: St Nun, Pelynt

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Welcome to the parish church of Pelynt: St Nun in the Anglican Diocese of Truro and county of Cornwall England.

Pelynt church is open every day between 10a.m. and 4p.m. (sometimes longer in summer).  There is an historical exhibiition (which changes every year) displayed within the church between Easter and November.

The early spelling for this parish is Plunent, which translates as the "Parish of St. Nun".  This, in conjunction with the large, finely carved pre 1066 preaching cross, now seen on the north aisle wall, suggests this site was established either by a follower of St. Nun or indeed the saint, him or her self.  It is also thought likely that by the medieval period the church was a pilgrimage site and possibly housed a relic of the saint.  The present church sits within a 'Lan' (Celtic-style holy enclosure) which may have started out as an Iron Age settlement site.  The old churchyard is still surrounded by a road that would once have been the enclosure ditch.

The west tower, which contains six bells, was erected in the early 15th century and later that century the north transept was replaced by the present north aisle.  Today the church consists of a nave, chancel, north aisle, south transept with vestry aisle attached, and a west tower and south porch.  The church contains some good slate monuments dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and also has the crook that was carried in the funeral procession for Bishop Sir Jonathan Trelawny who was baptised and is buried within the church.  He is remembered in the words of the song 'Trelawny' which has been adopted as the unofficial anthem of Cornwall.

Of the monuments, the largest (in the chancel) is in memory of Francis Buller who died in 1615.  He and his wife are depicted kneeling with their 4 sons and 8 daughters.  Also in the chancel can be seen an interesting plaque to the memory of Edward Trelawny of Bake, who is described as 'an honest lawyer' .  He died in 1630.  Next to his memorial can be seen the effigy of William Achym 1589.  It is said he died of a stroke, hence his crooked smile.  Originally his monument was in the south transept but was moved when the Trelawny family took over that area of the church.  Now known as the Trelawny aisle, it contains several monuments to members of the family who are buried in the vault beneath.

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The Revd Marilyn Elizabeth Elliott
The Rectory
St Marnarch's Road
Lanreath
Looe
PL13 2NU
01503 221159

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Joint Service
On occasion there is a fifth Sunday in a month, when we join with other Churches in our Benefice for a service of Holy Communion as follows: 29th January, 2017 - Talland: 30th April, 2017 - Lansallos: 30th July, 2017 - Lanteglos-by-Fowey: and 29th October, 2017 - Lanreath
Every fifth Sunday at
 
Christingle Service
Christingle service (replaces our normal morning service)
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 4:00 PM
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
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Sunday

Joint Service
On occasion there is a fifth Sunday in a month, when we join with other Churches in our Benefice for a service of Holy Communion as follows: 29th January, 2017 - Talland: 30th April, 2017 - Lansallos: 30th July, 2017 - Lanteglos-by-Fowey: and 29th October, 2017 - Lanreath
Every fifth Sunday at
United Village Service
An informal ecumenical act of worship including hymns, readings, sermon and prayers. All welcome
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM
Refreshments
Joint Worship
No service in St. Nun's on the 3rd Sunday each month, but rather join with our Methodist colleagues at the Methodis Church at 11a.m.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM
Holy Communion
A service of Holy Communion from Common Worship. Includes hymns, readings, sermon and prayers. All Welcome.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM
Common Worship
Songs of Praise
An informal service of popular hymns and songs chosen in advance by the congregation. Also includes readings, sermon and prayers. All Welcome.
Every first Sunday at 5:00 PM

Wednesday

Holy Communion
Said service of Holy Communion taken from Common Worship. All Welcome.
Every second Wednesday at 9:30 AM
Common Worship
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Christingle Service
Christingle service (replaces our normal morning service)
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 4:00 PM
Family Friendly Christmas Carols

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Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
     
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Incumbent: The Revd Marilyn Elizabeth ELLIOTT
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2580
Our Patron: J B Kitson (Lanreath); H M Parker (Pelynt) (jointly)
Archdeaconry: BODMIN (392)
Deanery: WEST WIVELSHIRE (39206)
Benefice: Lanreath and Pelynt (39/068C)
Parish Legal Name: Pelynt (390312 )
CofE Church Info: (639312 39/312)
Short URL: acny.uk/2580/
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The current editor is: Marilyn Elliott

This page was last updated on Saturday 19th August 2017
 
 
 
Pelynt: St Nun, Pelynt, Cornwall, PL13 2LQ

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