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St. Mawgan-in-Meneage Church, nr Helston, Cornwall

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This Grade 1 Listed Church has been a place of worship since the 13th century and is situated on the site founded in the 6th century by Abbott Bishop Mawgan who came from Pembrokeshire. He also founded the site of St Mawgan in Pydar and went on to France where he founded other churches. The north aisle has an original carved 16th century ceiling and the lady chapel houses the effigies of Sir Roger and Lady Johanna Carminowe. Sir Roger fought in the crusades with Edward 1 who was the first patron of the church.

The church is situated a short distance from the upper reaches of the Helford River in an Area of Outastanding Natural Beauty and the peaceful churchyard has views over the Trelowarren Estate. On entering the church the visitor can experience its timeless sense of tranquility and peace.

Standard opening times: The church is usually open, and there is usually a service in church on the first three Sundays of the month but please check our Facebook page (St Mawgan in Meneage Church) to confirm.


St Mawgan-in-Meneage, Churchtown Mawgan, HELSTON, Cornwall, TR12 6AD, United Kingdom


Grid reference: SW710250
By car: Take the A3083 from Helston. At the roundabout at the end of RNAS Culdrose take a left turn signposted to St Keverne. Continue until you reach the next roundabout and then take a left turn into the village of St Mawgan-in-Meneage. Continue through the village, past the shop, until you come to the church which you will find on your left. Car parking in lay-by opposite.
By public transport: Nearest railway stations are Truro or Redruth. There is a regular bus service from Helston to Mawgan Cross which is 200 yards from the church.
On foot: As by car but there are no footpaths beyond Culdrose.


Slight ramp on entrance to the church, two steps down into the church (ramp available situated to the left just inside by the font). Toilet available at the side of the Vyvyan Coach-house. There are a number of holiday lets and B &Bs in the area. Suitable for quiet days for individuals or group, by arrangement.

Hospitaller/Contact Person

Pauline Arnold,
Trelow Cottage
TR12 6AD

Tel: 01326 221095


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