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Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Cornwall and the Cross: Christianity 500-1560' (ISBN 978-1-86077-468-3) for the England's Past for Everyone series

St Mawnan and St Stephens Church, built in 1231, is only one of four churches serving the parish of Mawnan Smith. 

According to one reference the church is said to date from the thirteenth century, and was dedicated to St Mewanus. 

St Michael Caerhays was dedicated on 5th October 1259. 

Until 1985 Madron was the Mother Church but Morvah has always been a parish in its own right with its own parish officers.


It is thought that the tallest stone in Cornwall is outside St Mylor Church, to the east of the south porch.from completed questionnaire on Myl

There is one pre-Reformation bench end in Padstow Parish Church depicting a Fox Preaching to the Geese - our volunteer provides a possible explanat

There is an early 15th century south porch.  In the middle ages the porch was used for many church services.  The churching of women was held in th

The church is a late medieval structure.  The tower, south aisle and porch are built with well cut granite, the north aisle and chancel are granite

St Tudy Parish is in the Deanery of Trigg Minor.

St Veep Church is in St Veep parish near Lostwithiel.