Parish of Wadebridge

 

A Parish of the Diocese of Truro

 

 

 

Discovering God’s kingdom, Growing the Church

 

 

Revd John Hereward
Rector

Tel: 01208 814 190
Email: johnhereward@hotmail.com

Revd Sr Nikki Thornhill
Curate

Tel: 07890 628 484
Email: curate.wadebridgeparish@gmail.com

A very warm welcome to the website for the Parish of Wadebridge in North Cornwall.

We cover the whole of Wadebridge and some surrounding countryside. There are four centres of worship, three of them historic buildings and the fourth, the John Betjeman Community Centre, where a congregation meets on a weekly basis.

We work closely with other Christian churches in Wadebridge to demonstrate the love of God in practical action such as schools and youth work and the local food bank.

You will be made most welcome at any of our services, details of which can be found here. For up to the date information on what is happening around the parish – its services and events – do take a look at our publications below or click on the Calendars link above.

If you are interested in holding a wedding, baptism or funeral in one of our churches please follow the links for further details. Alternatively contact the Parish Administrator.

Egloshayle Church

Dedicated to St Petroc, but known locally as Egloshayle Church, the name of the ancient village in which it is situated; it is largely medieval in construction. It is situated on the road which runs besides the river, facing across to the town of Wadebridge of which Egloshayle village has become part. The River Camel is still tidal here and Egloshayle means ‘church on the shore’. There are eight fine bells in the 82′ tower and the church has a strong bell-ringing tradition. In past centuries the church had strong connections with the Molesworth-St Aubyn family of Pencarrow.

The church is open daily during daylight hours.

St Breoke Church

This beautiful church is situated in the hamlet of St Breock in a quiet wooded valley, about a mile to the west of Wadebridge town centre. Work on the church commenced in the 13th century, but it was almost completely rebuilt in the 17th Century. The tower has six 18th century bells. 2009 saw the 750th Anniversary of the dedication of the church by Bishop Branscombe.

The church is open daily, apart from Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Easter until November.  Viewing may be made at other times by appointment.

St Conan's Church

This small, attractive church is situated on the edge of the Pencarrow Estate and can be found on the Wadebridge to Bodmin road, set back amongst the trees. Built a century ago, its overall dimensions only just exceed 60′ by 20′, with seating claimed to be for about 80 – but at a squeeze! The pulpit is 16th century, and it is said to have been used by Martin Luther. Surprisingly the font, of celtic origin, is probably the oldest in England. The Molesworth-St Aubyn family from Pencarrow House continue to maintain close family links.

The church is kept locked but viewing may be made by appointment.

St. Mary's at the Betjeman Centre

The John Betjeman Centre is sited in the main building of the old railway station in Wadebridge.  The last train left Wadebridge at 17.20 pm on the 28th January 1967.  There is a memorabilia room dedicated to Sir John Betjeman where various personal effects, academic honours and furniture which belonged to Sir John are on display.

The centre is run by volunteers and open Monday to Friday from 10 am until 4 pm.