Morwenstow: St Morwenna and St John the Baptist

The Parish Church of St Morwenna and St John the Baptist, Morwenstow, is dedicated to Morwenna (a local saint) and St.John the Baptist, and is part of the UnitedNorth Kernow Benefice of Kilkhampton, Launcells, Morwenstow, Poughill and Stratton, within the Diocese of Truro.  We have services every Sunday and all visitors are very welcome to come and worship in this very beautiful church in a remote setting on the rugged north Cornish coast.

Morwenstow Church is probably best-known for its links with the 19th century cleric, poet and eccentric, the Rev. R. S. Hawker, Vicar from 1834 to 1875. His vicarage (now a private house) stands nearby. The Church has close and very active links with St. Mark’s Church of England Primary School, located at the nearby hamlet of Shop.

Get in touch

Val Hopper - Benefice Administrator

Val Hopper
Tel:01288 354215
E-mail: [email protected]

CHURCHWARDENS: Richard Painter and Bridget Inch
Bridget Inch
Tel: 01288 331404
email:[email protected]

Richard Painter
Tel 01288 331844

Val Hopper, Benefice Administrator
01288 354215
Richard Painter, Churchwarden
01288 331844

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What's on

Carol Service 17th December at 3.00pm

for 1 hour
Morwenstow: St Morwenna and St John the Baptist
Morwenstow Bude, EX23 9SR, GB

Please come and enjoy a service of carols led by Rev Teresa, as we celebrate Christmas at Morwenstow

A full listing of all our carol services and Christmas services over the Christmas period. Please do come along to any of them - the members of our churches will be very happy to welcome you this joyful time of the year!

Advent christmas


We at St Morwenna’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 – Bridget Inch 01288 331404 (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 03001234 131 or out of hours on 01208 251300.

In an emergency, contact the police via 999.