Welcome to this page about us. Our church is open most of the time for your visit and we would love you to join us at any of our services.

 

We are an active Church of England Christian Community in St. Neot which is on the edge of Bodmin Moor midway between the A38 and A30. We worship in a grade 1 listed church renowned for its medieval stained glass windows. The church has a Father Willis Organ and resident organist. We have an active church choir who sing at every morning service. It is a privilege to use a building with so much history and medieval art for our worship. The church is the largest public building in the parish and we have welcomed many concerts and other events over the years.

 

At present, we have no resident vicar (we have an advert in the Church Times for a “House for Duty” priest - applications welcome) our previous vicar Andrew Balfour was in post since 1999 and he is very much missed. Our list of vicars goes back to at least 1266. So, we are very much “paddling our own canoe at present”. This is a challenge but we are facing up to what is necessary with a prayerful and practical approach.

 

Our main Sunday service starts at 11:00am. This alternates between a Eucharist (ASB) one week and a morning prayer the next. Eucharist services are led by a locum priest, the Morning Prayer services by one of three trained Worship Leaders drawn from the congregation. After the Sunday morning service, tea and coffee are served at the back of the church, where visitors are warmly welcomed. On Morning Prayer Sundays - we usually have a communion service at 8:00 (BCP). We also have  monthly evening prayer, and other services dependant on the time of year. Please see our current service rota.

 

Our main Sunday morning attendance is about 45. Our level of churchmanship (horrible word) could be described as middle of the road. The congregation’s average age is mature yet very active, as it has to be to meet the challenges facing today’s World. The Ministry and Mission payments to Truro in the current year exceed £28,000 an increase of 28% on the previous year, so we are working hard with fund raising!

 

In addition, the church has a Women’s Fellowship, an active group of Bellringers (6 bells and rung every Sunday morning) weekly bible study, a Greek class and links with our highly successful local primary school.

 

Over the years, the church and village have had a reputation for putting on Flower Festivals and other entertainments. You will find photographs elsewhere on our website  our major annual event is Oak Apple Day when King Charles II’s accession to the throne is celebrated on 29th May as witnessed by the Oak Branch on top of the tower (not a weed).

 

It is difficult to convey exactly on a web site how our congregation moves forward together with prayer and outreach, a visit to us will give you a much better idea and you would be most welcome.

 

St Neot Parish photo

Queen's Golden Jubilee 2002