The Petroc Benefice

Welcome to the Petroc Benefice, the Church in Padstow, Trevone, St. Merryn, St. Issey and Little Petherick. We are a group of Christian communities in a beautiful part of North Cornwall between the Camel Estuary and Trevose Head. We pray together, serve our local communities and bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Some of our churches go back to the time of St Petroc in the sixth century. Each church is different but we hold the Catholic faith as received by the Church of England and identify with these principles:

* We are Christian churches. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a person of faith or not.

* All the baptised are welcome to receive Holy Communion, which is the pledge of Christ’s love and sign of our union in the Body of Christ. All are invited to become a member of the Church, the Body of Christ, through Baptism.

* We are an inclusive church. There is no discrimination on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, sexual orientation or social class.