Discover the wonder of Cornwall's sacred heritage.

Cornwall’s churches are rarely simple buildings nestling into the landscape. Instead they are assertive structures with heaven thrusting spires or towers, commonly three times the height of the church.

Quaint villages are rare here, generally churches are found in towns, hamlets or trading ports. Methodist and Nonconformist chapels partly filled the gaps left after the Reformation. Here is a sample of special churches.

Every church has a story to tell.

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Search our map for beautiful churches to visit and wonderful stories to discover across the county.


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St Petroc, Bodmin

Cornwall’s largest church at 150 feet is also the best documented in Britain, over 460 householders donated money or nails to rebuild St Petroc’s in 1469-72.


St Breaca, Breage

St Breaca is the archetypal painted church in Cornwall, it's medieval wall paintings survive include St Christopher with mermaid, a warning to Sabbath breakers and various saints.


St Crida, Creed

Down a network of lanes in a wooded valley is St Crida, with it's wonderful atmosphere and a stained glass sleeping soldier from Christ’s tomb.


St Levan, St Levan

Where else but St Levan can you find a pair of fish on a bench end and earth ending prophecies are linked to the split churchyard boulder?


St Swithin, Launcells

Discover 17th century Barnstaple ‘heraldic’ tiles, large plaster royal arms and a ghostly late 17th century wall painting of Abraham attempting to slay Isaac.


St Neot, St Neot

St Neot’s has the most complete survival of medieval glass in any parish church, don’t miss the 1530 stags ploughing St Neot’s fields.


Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral is Cornwall's cathedral, a beautiful building built in the Gothic style it stands at the heart of the picturesque city of Truro.

Cornwall Historic Churches Trust

The Cornwall Historic Churches Trust was formed in 1955 to assist in the restoration and repair of Cornish churches which have architectural or historic merit. Our patron is HRH the Duke of Cornwall.

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