The Mission Church of St. John the Baptist
Polperro

(Church of England)

 

 

Contents

Times of Services
The Parish
History
Favorite Links
Contact Information


Times of Services

Sunday worship is as announced on the Parish Diary page.


Parish

The Church of St. John the Baptist, Polperro, lies within the parish of Talland (visit our church pages at www.church.talland.org) and the Diocese of Truro (visit pages at www.truro.anglican.org).

St. Johnís serves the community in the village of Polperro and is visited each year by hundreds of holidaymakers and tourists who come to experience this wonderful Cornish fishing port.

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History

Polperro itself used to be divided between the two parishes of Lansallos and Talland by the River Pol, though in 1875 the boundaries were re-drawn and the whole of Polperro now lies within the parish of Talland. St. Johnís was built in 1838 by the then Rector of Lansallos, to enable the villagers, and particularly the fishing community, to have easier access to worship. The church was built on a plot of land clinging to the valley side, and is reached by climbing Little Laney, a fairly steep but mercifully short path from Lansallos Street. The church seats just under a hundred people, although it has held far more than that for some services.

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Favourite Links

Visit the Talland website at www.church.talland.org

Visit the Truro Diocesan website at www.truro.anglican.org

Visit the liturgy website at www.oremus.org

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Contact Information

The Priest-in-charge of Talland, who also has the parishes of Pelynt and Lanreath, is
the Rev Linda Smith

Trelawne Glebe, Looe Trelawne, Cornwall PL13 2NA
Email: trelawnevicarage@ukonline.co.uk

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