Friends of Calstock Parish Churches



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Events - Regular:
Coffee morning, the first Wednesday in every month in All Saints, Harrowbarrow, 10.00 - 12.00

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Purpose

The purpose of the 'Friends of Calstock Parish Churches' is to promote and assist in the maintenance and improvement of St Andrew's Church, Calstock, St Anne's Church, Gunnislake and All Saimts Church, Harrowbarrow and their environs for the benefit of all those who value these these buildings.

We are in the early stages of forming a "Friends Scheme" for churches of the parish of Calstock. This will be an independent organisation with its own charitable status, constitution, committee and funds.

It is necessary to establish from the wider parish community a membership register of 'Friends' who will support the raising of funds to maintain the fabric of the churches. We must all ensure our historic heritage is available to future generations.

If you are interested in joining us please e mail Debbie Crocker at debcrocker57@gmail.com

Introduction

It should be noted that a lot of the information on these web pages has been obtained from the excellent booklet shown as a reference at the bottom of each page.

Of the three Anglican churches remaining in the Parish of Calstock, St Andrew's, (which is situated about one third of a mile north of the village of Calstock) is by far the oldest. It is thought to have been consecrated about 1290, but nothing obvious remains of this period.

The foundation stone of the current Gunnislake church was laid on 30th September 1879, according to the "Cornish Times" and was consecrated in November 1880.

Harrowbarrow church as dedicated to "All Saints" and a Bishop's licence for worship was issued on 11th October 1871.

Further information (at present only pictures - I plan on putting more information online in the near future) about the three churches can be found by clicking the links on the left.

The ages and style of the buildings mean that the cost of running and maintaining them is considerable which means that we need to raise funds to support the Parochial Church Council (who have responsibility for maintenance and upkeep) to ensure that these buildings remain a benefit to the community for the long term.

David J Grieve, 12th March 2015.


Please contact me for comments and / or corrections at: davejgrieve@aol.com

Reference: 'A Guide to the Ancient Parish of Calstock, Cornwall', 2005, by The Reverend Raymond Wood