Church of England Diocese of Truro St. Just

'Raise the Roof!' Appeal

29 Nov 2018, 2:45 p.m.

Our ancient, grade II listed church is a fine building located at the very heart of the town of St Just-in-Penwith, the most westerly town on the mainland of Britain, about seven miles west of Penzance, Cornwall.

Our parish forms part of the gloriously wild and ruggedly beautiful area of West Penwith at the most westerly tip of Cornwall. The parish and town have been shaped by its industrial mining past and is part of the UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Site as well as being in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our present church is medieval in origin. It houses the Selus Stone which is thought to date from the late 5th or early 6th centuries.

We are planning to replace the whole of the Church’s six sided slate but very, very leaky roof – at once! This is a huge undertaking but is needed to secure, protect, and insulate the building for use by future generations.

We are raising funds to improve the church for the community We need to replace the Church's leaking roof. Our initial challenge was to raise £85,800 in match funding to unlock a grant of £226,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  However, our tendered costs have doubled that figure.  Further details about the campaign can be found on: