The Church of
St. John the Baptist
The Church of St. John the Baptist, Polperro, lies within the parish of Talland (visit pages at http://www.talland.org/) and the Diocese of Truro (visit pages at http://www.truro.anglican.org).† St. Johnís serves the community in the village of Polperro, and is visited each year by hundreds of holidaymakers and tourists who come to experience this wonderful Cornish fishing port.
The Vicar of Talland, Fr. William E. Braviner, has responsibility for Polperro, as well as being Rector of St. Ildierna, Lansallos.
Polperro itself used to be divided between the two parishes of Lansallos and Talland by the River Pol, though in 1875 the boundaries were re-drawn and the whole of Polperro now lies within the parish of Talland.† St. Johnís was built in 1838 by the then Rector of Lansallos, to enable the villagers, and particularly the fishing community, to have easier access to worship.† The church was built on a plot of land clinging to the valley side, and is reached by climbing Little Laney, a fairly steep but mercifully short path from Lansallos Street.† The church seats just under a hundred people, although it has held far more than that for some services.
†† Visit the Talland website at http://www.talland.org
†† Visit the Truro Diocesan website at http://www.truro.anglican.org
†† Visit the liturgy website at http://www.oremus.org
†† Sunday worship is as follows:
††††††† ††††††††††† on the first, third and fifth Sundays in a month: 9am Eucharist.
††††† ††††††††††† on the second and fourth Sundays in a month: 6.30pm Evensong.
†† Eucharists for Saintsí Days:
††††††† ††††††††††††††† celebrated as announced in the Parish Magazine, ďSeed & SeaĒ
†† We are currently running the Emmaus course:
††††††† ††††††††††††††† contact Fr. William for details.
Last revised: 8th November, 1999