St. Minver Church
St. Minver Church
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  • IAN W
    St Helens, United Kingdom3,986 contributions
    "House of God"
    St.Menefreda to give the church its correct name,apparently a church has been on this site since pagan times . The first thing you notice is that the spire isn't straight,to this day it's still one of lifes' mysteries why? On entering,one of the first things you will notice to your left is a large thank you letter from King Charles 1st to the county of Cornwall,a translation to modern English is also transcripted to the side.. The whole church is a "mongrel" of different dates with parts from many different centuries been replaced or added,well worth an exploration around it! Also the graveyard,the oldest,most decipherable stone is one dated 1747 situated under a large oak tree. The pictured church on this site is a different church altogether,my photos show the REAL one!
    Written October 1, 2021
  • RoyL65
    Hayle, United Kingdom3,268 contributions
    Now you will see from the pic,s that
    This splendid church has a spire. The spire at first seemed odd so we turned off and checked it out from several different angles,sure enough it is leaning quite dramatically. "St Minver church is dedicated to Saint Menefreda, one of the 24 children of Brychan whom tradition holds came to Cornwall from Wales in the fifth century. Among her sisters were Endelienta, Mabyn and Teath to all of whom local churches or chapels were dedicated. These early Christian missionaries did not always make a clear break with existing religions but attempted gradually to assimilate and change the old beliefs. It is possible that St Minver church is built on a pagan site. In the oldest part of the churchyard are crude slate coffins believed to be evidence of pre-Christian burials, possibly of the same date as those evidenced on Dartmoor."
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 20, 2014
  • Kate Howard
    21 contributions
    St ENODOC, Daymer Bay
    The photo is not of St Minver (which is a lovely church in a beautiful village) but both are lovely. St Enodoc does not have so many services, being (as reviewers have said) out of a village, by a golf course.
    Written November 11, 2019
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Debbie M
Market Harborough, UK88 contributions
Dec 2022
Wonderful church, enjoyed looking around. More information needed though. Would have been great if the Christmas services were on the webpage, we missed Christmas Eve carols because we didn’t know they were on (we were staying nearby on holiday and relied on website info). Also, an information leaflet or poster would be great to tell you some of the history of the church.
Written January 16, 2023
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Alessandra SJ
25 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is the church with the loveliest view on the beach.
Really worth it as a short visit.
The path leading to the church is easy but be aware of golfers as you have to walk through a ⛳️.
It was so nice sitting on one of the benches outside and enjoying the beautiful Damer’s bay view. Aless and Ryan Jacks
Written January 6, 2018
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tracir332
Truro, UK51 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
This lovely old church is steeped in history, the location and surrounding scenery is beautiful. When we visited, there had or was going to be a wedding there, as the Lynch gate and church doorway where beautiful decorated with flowers, it really looked so pretty.
Written November 1, 2017
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Chris M
Sheffield, UK47 contributions
May 2022
A gorgeous lttle church in a wonderful setting amongst the sand dunes. Worth a visit to the church and local attractions such as Rock and Trebetherick .
Written June 2, 2022
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Dangerous Grandad
Worcester, UK28 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
As reported, the photograph is St. Enodoc, where Sir John Betjeman is buried. The church has a fascinating history as it was buried in drifting sand dunes for decades. Please correct the entry. Thanks
Written June 2, 2021
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subofirth
Honiton, UK34 contributions
Sep 2019
This church and grave yard are well kept with the grass surrounding regularly cut. Unusually the church has a leaning steeple! Not sure why. Maybe the builder was drunk. Regular bell ringing. Two notices at the entrance, one saying dogs on leads welcome the other saying no dogs?
Written September 8, 2019
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Katiebee
Wales, UK18 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We love this little church, and often visit when in the area.

It has a very interesting history - buried so far in sand, that it had to be accessed through the bell tower when found!!

There are these beautiful cushions there, which someone from the congregation has spent an incredible amount of time and love crafting. It really warmed my heart to see that someone cared so much about a church, that they'd give of themselves THAT much, to it!

Do watch out for golf balls on the way - as you must walk right through the middle of a golf course to get there! But it's a wonderful little find, and I'm so grateful they keep their doors open to the public as they do.

I honestly think this church is a small national treasure.
Written July 23, 2019
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trudypg
Cardiff, UK16 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Nice village accessed through the arch behind main house. I think there is a pub there but didn't check it out as had grandchildren with us. church was very pretty.
Written July 12, 2019
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AndrewDeacon
Basingstoke, UK565 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Popped in to this church whilst I was walking the golf course with my wife. What a lovely church. A peaceful and special place. Well worth stopping by.

Very well kept and pleased to have made the effort to stop by.
Written June 20, 2019
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Suze
London, UK323 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Lovely and peaceful church which we came across on our walk from Rock. We also wandered around the grounds taking in the history.
Written June 6, 2019
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