St Breoke, St Conan & Egloshayle Church buildings and Churchyards
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Egloshayle Road, Wadebridge PL27 6AD
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 from 10am – 4pm.
Please note that unfortuantley we are unable to accept any new bookings at Egloshayle Church from 17th April 2023 to 2024 due to essential building work scheduled. You may wish to consider booking at St Breoke Church. St Breoke is open every Wednesday between 10am-4pm or when there is a Sunday service. See the ‘Whats On’ page for service details.
10:30AM weekly – See ‘What’s on’ page under ‘Services’ for full details.
There is no written record of the foundation or dedication of Egloshayle Church. It is known to have existed at the time of Robert, Earl of Gloucester,
“Appropriations” were quite common in the 12th or 13th centuries. The patron, often a great Landowner as in the case of the Earl of Gloucester, would give the church, which he considered his property, to a religious house, which would take the income from it, appointing a priest to minister to it at a low figure, while the community kept the remainder of the rectorial tithes. The Bishops juggled in this way with the churches in their Sees.
Egloshayle was appropriated by Bishop Bronescombe in 1272 to the Canons of the Collegiate Church of Crediton but it was later exchanged for Lelant. It was again appropriated, this time by Bishop Quivil in 1284, when he gave the rectorial tithes to the recently instituted office of sub-dean of Exeter Cathedral. The first to benefit was Sir William de Bisunay, styled Senior Prebend of the Cathedral and Vicar of Eglos-
In 1876 the See of Truro was founded and Egloshayle became part of the new Diocese.
United Benefice of Egloshayle with St.
The United Benefice came into being on The 1st
The first Rector of the United Benefice, the Revd. Raymond
A detailed Church history booklet by Joan Colquitt-Craven can be found on sale in the Church for £1