Opening Times

Our churches are open for visitors, for Private Prayer and for Reflection.

St. Mary’s, Penzance:

Everyday: 10am – 12 noon

St. Pol de Leon, Paul village:

Everyday during daylight hours.

St. Peter’s, Newlyn:

Open during worship times and activities

St John’s, Penzance:

Open during worship times and activities

Celtic Quiet Garden in Paul village:

Everyday during daylight hours.

Taking Care

Our churches are sanitised regularly, risk assessments have been carried out, and are now set up in such a way that you can visit without spreading infection. We ask that you keep to the physical distancing rules set by the government, that you use the hand sanitiser provided at church doors and use only the part of the church that is marked out. Toilets can be used at your own risk. Refreshments are available at the moment. 

Donations are welcome via contactless payment.

Support Group

Please contact us if you are aware of anyone who is isolated who would appreciate a doorstep delivery of home-made soup.

A support group will take place every Friday in the St Mary’s church from 10.30am to 11.30am to include a time of non-religious meditation. Social distancing and other Covid procedures will operate.

Using the Church and Celtic Quiet Garden Space

It is possible to light a candle, write a prayer request, listen to some reflective music or find a chaplain or host to talk to or find help. If you wish to have a name of someone who has died put in our book of remembrance then you will find a card to record the details.    There are child friendly quiet activity packs so it is possible to visit with children.


The new arrangements for funerals have been agreed by our staff and funeral directors to help people stay safe as they grieve for their loved one.

If you wish to use the church for pray or reflection at another time then please ring 01736 367863 or so that we can find a mutually convenient time.

Please pray for us to keep our buildings safe and open. 

Inclusive Church

We believe in inclusive church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.

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