Church of England Diocese of Truro St. Mawgan-in-Pydar

St Mawgan

The church will now be open every day from 8.00am until dusk

Worship Services:

 1st Sunday – Morning Worship at 11:00am

3rd Sunday – Communion at 11:00am

Please follow the procedures in place, observe social distancing and use the hand sanitiser provided.

We will continue to stream the following services…

Morning Prayer - every Tuesday & Thursday at 9.00am

[email protected] on every Sunday at 4.00pm and Messy Church on the 2nd<sup> </sup> & 4th  Saturday at 4.00pm These can be found on our Benefice Facebook page & Youtube channel - Churches in Lannpydar or on our website


Church Dedication:  St Mawgan & St Nicholas

Dating from the 13th Century, our church is the jewel of the beautiful Cornish village of St.Mawgan, with its cricket ground, ancient inn, ford and convent.

You would be very welcome to join us for worship:  Communion on the 1st Sunday and Morning Worship on the 3rd Sunday of each month starting at 11.00pm.  A Benefice Service is held on teh 5th Sunday and is held at one of the four churches within Lann Pydar Benefice.  Please see full details of all forthcoming services in our Benefice.

Our church continues to open for private prayer, Mondays - Fridays, 2.00pm - 3.00pm and Saturdays & Sundays 10.00am - 11.00am (except where there is a Sunday morning service).

We also have a home group which meets every Monday afternoon for group discussion, study, worship, prayer and fellowship – please email for details if you would like to join us.

The church, endowed by the Arundells of Lanherne who lived here from the 13th to 18th centuries, dates from the 13th century. The 14th century tower is unusually placed at the south transept: the upper part was added by the Arundells in 1433 at a cost of 10 pounds. The belfry houses a ring of eight bells, the oldest of which was cast between 1378 and 1407.

Within the church are many beautiful items of interest, including the carved pulpit of 1553, 42 bench ends and a rood screen from the 15th century, many fine 16th century Arundell brasses, and an elaborate 15th century Pentewan stone font.

The peaceful sloping churchyard contains many gems - look for the Lantern Cross (ca.1420) and the stern of a rowing boat - a memorial to ten men who drifted ashore, frozen to death in 1846.

"The parish of St. Mawgan-in-Pydar is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Truro’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

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