St Petroc

St Petroc’s church is the largest and one of the oldest parish churches in Cornwall.

About this church

The present church dates back to the between 1469 and 1472 although earlier churches existed on the same site back to 540AD when St Petroc and St Gerren founded an ecclesiastical settlement.

This is where the name Bodmin comes from, ‘Bos-Menegh’ in Cornish meaning ‘abode of monks’ and the church went on to play a central role in Bodmin’s history and development.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church

Other nearby churches


St Hydroc

St Hydroc is situated adjacent to Lanhydrock House, the major National Trust property in Cornwall and it contains the monuments and burials of the Estate families.

St Conan

A tiny attractive church situated on the edge of the Pencarrow Estate halfway between Wadebridge and Bodmin with a link to Martin Luther!

St Meubred

This is the only church anywhere dedicated to St Meubred. It has one of the best churchyard crosses in the country, 9th century with knot work scrolls, ring chain and plait work. You can also find our fascinating carved medieval bench ends.

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