Mullion: St Mellanus

St. Mellanus Church is the Parish Church of Mullion and situated in the centre of the village.  Mullion is the largest village on Lizard Peninsula in South Cornwall and is a seaside/fishing location that welcomes all visitors.  

The church is an ancient Grade 1 listed church with some parts dating back to the 13th century.   One of the many interesting features are the old oak pews (16th Century) with beautiful carvings, some depicting symbols of the Passion, others including representations of the crucifixion.  On the South door at the bottom there is a smaller door, so called the 'Dog Door' to allow the farmers' sheep dogs to leave!   The Church is dedicated to St. Mellanus, who was bishop of Rennes (Capital of Brittany) and died in the mid-sixth century.  There is a portable altar in the Lady Chapel (under the window) used either by St. Mellanus or a Catholic priest during the 16th and 17th Centuries.

We are members of the Celtic Quiet Places scheme, so please do come and enjoy the tranquility of our church.  There are Celtic Quiet Place passports, stickers and a prayer card available for a very small charge.  These may be found at the back of the church, just as you go in on the left hand side.  There are also greetings cards for sale adjacent to the font.

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Get in touch

Mrs. Mary Cooper-Brown, Church Warden

Church Warden
01326 240832
What's on

Service of the Word

for 45 mins
Mullion: St Mellanus
, United Kingdom

Service of the Word followed by refreshments. All most welcome.

We are delighted to announce that from 1st February, 2024 Tony Dixon has been appointed as the Bell Captain for Mullion Parish Church.

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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. We have adopted the Diocesan safeguarding policy and all our works comply with it.

If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In Mullion and Cury with Gunwalloe Parish: Mrs. Merryn Regan, Parish Safeguarding Officer (01326 240016 or 07783 856345) or the Rural Dean, Revd Heidi Huntley (01326 334370).

In the Diocese: Andy Earl, 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