St Uny Church, Lelant

St Uny Church is an active Church of England worshipping community, with a range of worship services, community outreach, and involvement.

Our members take an enthusiastic part in our local community. As well as encouraging support for our church in our neighbourhood, we get involved in many and varied village activities – we’re not bad at running tombolas at village events, and our leading of carol singing at the annual village Christmas Lights Switch-on isn’t great but is enthusiastic and is always received with acclaim!

Our engagement includes representation on the vibrant Village Hall committee, where we also endeavour to distribute and share information for the common good in our neighbourhood.

Upgrading our facilities.  We have no disabled access; no inside toilet of any description, an inadequate kitchen, and no smaller room or meeting area.  See our St Uny Project page for more details and, if you wish, donation options.

More about the church. The church is the starting point of the St Michael’s Way, and as such is the only official British start of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

It serves the community of Lelant in as many ways as it can, when compatible with Christian values. It prioritises outreach to the community, showing God’s love by the actions taken and resources offered.

It stands in a coastal holiday area, is on the South West Coastal Path and has many visitors, British and overseas, some 5500 in 2016.

It has many German visitors, as Rosamunde Pilcher, whose books are very popular in Germany, and much filmed, some in the church itself, used to live in Lelant.

There is a linked Church of England school, St Uny C of E Academy, where the church is developing closer links all the time, strongly encouraged by the school. We see our church as a resource for the school, for teaching, and for activities.

The church is responsible for the St Uny Lelant Heritage Centre – an educational centre, museum and small café. It was formerly a Methodist Chapel used for burials.

We are a popular venue for weddings and baptisms, with 6 or more weddings each year.