Church of England Diocese of Truro Mabe

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets
Car Park / Parking Available
Accessible car parking
Ramped entrance
Hearing (induction) Loop

Our Building

Our church was built between 1430 and 1530 (the earliest record of a church on the site is 1309) and major restoration was undertaken of the whole Church (apart from the tower and the porch) following a lightning strike in 1866. The oldest part of the church is actually the prehistoric standing stone opposite the entrance which is a rare example of a 'christianised standing stone', a cross having been added, probably to make it more acceptable to people using the church when it was first built. It is a typical Cornish church, wholly of the perpendicular style. The stone work is of moorstone or coarse surface granite from the surrounding hills.


Music and Worship

Our church has 6 bells, 1 with an inscription dating back to 1930 and the rest to 1876 - they were all re-hung and re-dedicated on 14th June 1992. We practice most Wednesdays at 7.30pm - give us a ring to be sure if you'd like to come along. For further information contact the Tower Captain, Pauline Staite on 01326 376134
https://tdgr.org.uk/tower/western/mabe/

Organ

At Mabe we are a small, friendly and robed church choir , practising most Friday nights at church from 6.15 to 6.50pm. Often singing in unison, we will split into parts if there are enough voices and the organist will teach any new lines .Sight Reading is not essential! During communion we usually sing two hymns quietly in the side chapel accompanied by the piano, and apart from the traditional hymns and sung responses we sometimes include Taize chants or a Call and Response type song. Mabe is a lovely and special church and we would welcome you into our happy little choir. For further information contact Lilian Miller on 01326 374890 or [email protected]


Groups, Courses and Activities


Help for Visitors

Guidebooks and information about the church can be found at the back of the church near the entrance.


Other Features