Egloshayle Church

Egloshayle Road, Wadebridge PL27 6AD

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.

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.

Early History

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, illegitimate son of Henry I, for it is listed among the lands and churches in Cornwall which he gave to Richard, a man raised in his own household and described as his clerk. When the Earl died in 1147, Richard gave Egloshayle with the other churches to St. James in Bristol, which was a ‘cell’ or offshoot of the Benedictine Abbey at Tewkesbury. 

Early History

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, illegitimate son of Henry I, for it is listed among the lands and churches in Cornwall which he gave to Richard, a man raised in his own household and described as his clerk. When the Earl died in 1147, Richard gave Egloshayle with the other churches to St. James in Bristol, which was a ‘cell’ or offshoot of the Benedictine Abbey at Tewkesbury.

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