Parish Church of St Swithin

"The least spoilt church in Cornwall"

St Swithin’s Church is situated just off the main road from Stratton to Holsworthy in a quiet, wooded valley, by a stream. It is Grade 1 listed and well maintained, being described by Sir John Betjeman as “The least spoilt church in Cornwall”. Famous for the
magnificent medieval carved pew ends and encaustic tiles in the chancel, it contains no stained glass, however, much of the original medieval plain glass remains creating a wonderful soft light.  In 2024, St Swithin's Church was awarded an A rocha Eco-church Bronze Award.

We have services every 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday morning at 11.15am in every month and a Taize service every 3rd Sunday at 6.00pm.  

The church is open always and enjoyed by many visitors, as is evident from comments in the visitors’ book. The church is surrounded by a ‘living churchyard’, creating a haven for wild life.

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Get in touch

Val Hopper - Benefice Administrator

Benefice Administrator
email : [email protected]

Val Hopper, Benefice Administrator
01288 354215
Mrs Maggie Cooper, Churchwarden
07900 898904
What's on

MORNING PRAYER via Zoom Monday to Friday

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at for 30 mins
Via Zoom
, United Kingdom

We hold a Morning Prayer service each morning Monday to Friday at 9 am, which can be accessed live on your computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or on your landline telephone. Everyone very welcome to join us each morning or just whenever you can.
Details of how to join this service can be obtained by contacting Val Hopper, Benefice Administrator at [email protected]


We at St Swithin’s Church are committed to safeguarding all who worship with us and all who visit the church. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives, but there are particular groups of people who need to be cared for. These include children and at-risk adults.

Who to contact with safeguarding concerns:
Concerns about the well-being and safety of children, young people and adults should be reported to:-

our Safeguarding Officer – Mrs Maggie Cooper 07900 898904 (email: [email protected])

or in her absence to Rev Teresa Folland (01288 352599).

Where there is an urgent need for intervention, please contact:-

Cornwall Social Services Safeguarding Team on 0300 1234 131 or out of hours on 01208 251300.

In an emergency, contact the police via 999.