St Ervan

Church Dedication:  St Ervan

The church is tucked away in the depths of the Cornish countryside in the centre of St.Ervan Churchtown with its Victorian Rectory and School-house and its older "Kiddlywink" (The Farmhouse) and Glebe Farm. If you have the benefit of a satnav our postcode is PL27 7TA, otherwise find the village of Rumford and ask for directions.

The lane from the church runs down to a mill known to date from 1276, with a christening well on the right, halfway down. The church was supported by the Arundells who lived at the manor of Trembleath as early as 1240 and the first mention of the church that survives is 1208.

You would be very welcome to join us for worship, please see full details of all forthcoming services in our Benefice.

The present church was built in the 13th and 14th centuries and it has never been enlarged. The original tower, 50 feet high and built in the 14th/15th centuries had the upper part brought down by explosives in the 1880s, but it was not properly capped until 1956 and now stands 24 feet high. The chancel has a twist to the south. There are 10 slate memorials and 2 marble memorials on the walls and a Georgian Pulpit which was thrown out with the box pews in 1880 and returned this century.

John Betjeman mentioned the church in his poem "Summoned by Bells"

Get in touch

Revd Helen Baber

The Rectory
1 Tippett Meadow
St Columb

Parish Office
01637 880252

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Just BE at St Columb

Thursday 13 June 2024, Thursday 27 June 2024, Thursday 11 July 2024, Thursday 25 July 2024, Thursday 08 August 2024, Thursday 22 August 2024 Thursday at for 1 hour, 45 mins
St Columb Major
Market Place St Columb Major Cornwall, TR9 6AN, United Kingdom

Come along - It's ok to stop and just be!
Enjoy the four C's! coffee, cake, chat and crafts

Sessions held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in the Vyvyan Rm at the Columba Centre

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Our parish of St Ervan is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Benefice Safeguarding Officer (BSO). Our Diocese of Truro’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our BSO.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the Benefice Safeguarding Officer, Jackie Oglethorpe - 01637-860733 , or the Head of Safeguarding, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Andy Earl - [email protected] - 01872 274351 or out of office hours 07591 203589.

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