Lezant: St Briochus
The Parish Church of Lezant (or Lansant) was first dedicated to St Briochus on 25th September 1259. In old Cornish, lan means ‘a place’ and sant can mean ‘holy’‘; Lansant, or from the 16th Century, Lezant, might therefore mean ‘the place of the Saint or Holy Man’. St Briochus (5th Century), a Briton by birth, converted many to Christ, before crossing to Brittany, where he founded a monastery at St Brieuc. The old, Norman, Grade II* listed church was enlarged in the 14th and 15th Centuries, culminating in the building of the tower in 1480.
We very much welcome visitors to come and have a look at our lovely church, perhaps to spend time in private prayer or even to join us in our worship! At the moment we are awaiting the appointment of a new priest.
St Briochus is open for private prayer and, thankfully, we are now able to hold services again. Please do get in touch to confirm details.
The Covid -19 Virus
It is requested that, if possible, the wearing of face masks should continue at the moment. Hand sanitiser and disposable masks are available at the church door. To assist with the Government track and trace system, the COVID-19 QR code is displayed for visitors with a smartphone app. Your continued understanding in these uncertain times is very much appreciated.
The websites www.trurodiocese.org.uk (The Diocese of Truro), www.churchofengland.org (The Church of England) and www.pbs.org.uk (The Prayer Book Society) provide resources for the online streaming of church services, personal prayer and further information about other websites, apps and Facebook pages. During lockdown periods, regular Benefice Zoom services have taken place.
The parish of Lezant is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Benefice and Parish Safeguarding Officers. The Diocese of Truro’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA). If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed, or may be at risk of harm, but please contact the DSA. If you have any immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding, please contact:
Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Brian Davis: 01566 782936
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Sarah Acraman: 01872 274351 (ext 231)
Out of Hours (after 5pm and weekends),Social Care: 01208 251300
In an emergency situation, Local Authority Social Care (Children): 0300 123 1116 (Adults): 0300 1234131
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