St Euny Parish Church - Churchtown, Redruth TR15 3BT

St Euny Church
St Euny Parish Church is one the oldest surviving buildings in the town and is set in beautiful grounds along the picturesque Church Lane. The ancient church was founded in the 6th century by its patron saint, St Euny, and Christian worship has continued on this site for 1400 years. Most of the present church was rebuilt in 1786 but the tower is from the 15th century. The current building is a beautiful well kept Georgian gem and is on the edge of the town, bordering open countryside which forms part of the UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. St Euny’s Celtic Feast Day is the 1st February. Because of its historic importance in the local area, its beauty and renowned acoustic, it is often chosen for concerts, filming and sound recording of local choirs.

Getting to the church

St Euny Church, which is located in the older part of the town known as Churchtown, is approximately one mile from Redruth Railway Station. It sits under Carn Brea and can be found on an Ordnance Survey map, reference SW6912241238: There is car parking space outside the church and bicycles can be left outside or in the porch.

What you can see and do

The church has a plethora of interesting artefacts, ranging from granite fragments of the earlier Tudor church housed inside the church to the gargoyles which can be seen around the top of the tower from the outside. There is so much to see, so come along and explore! The churchyard surrounding St Euny has many interesting gravestones relating to Cornish Mining Heritage and is often visited by those seeking to explore their family roots and local history. St Euny has a beautiful open churchyard where burials have taken place for hundreds of years and still take place. Please note, all non-current records are lodged with Cornwall County Record Office and not held by the church.

Opening times

As well as regular Sunday worship at 11am, there is a said Holy Communion service on a Tuesday at 10.15am. In addition to the above opening times, the church can be accessed by prior appointment. Please contact Churchwarden, Margaret Johnson (see below).

Contact Numbers

Churchwarden, Margaret Johnson: 01209 211352 or mob: 07920579572
Churchyard Administrator, Sally Mason: 01209 213344

Website

www.miningchurch.uk
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