St. Ives Parish Church Cornwall:

Volunteer with us

We are looking for ways to keep the church open so that it can be enjoyed by all the visitors to St. Ives. Our church members do their best but there is only so much they can do. Would you like to volunteer to help keep the church open to the members of the public?

  • It will take about 1 to 2 hours of your time each week. We will try to schedule around your available time.

  • You don't have to be a member of the church or even a practicing Christian to do this

  • You will need an interest in the history of St. Ives, its people and its church.

  • We will give you a simple training in safety and the book 'A history of St. Ives Parish Church' written by Helen Jenkins where you will find most of the questions answered.

Please join us in keeping this beautiful and historic building open for all to enjoy

To become a volunteer, then please send your name, address and contact details to:

Parish Church say’s THANK YOU

At the invitation of the vicar Father Andrew Gough all church stewards were invited to the vicarage recently to a wine and cheese evening.  On a beautiful spring evening the vicar took the opportunity to thank everyone for their commitment in helping keep the fifth century church open around the year.

He explained how many people had written and appreciated the church being open and the sincere welcome that was extended by the stewards on duty.

The vicar and church treasurer Mr Philip Stevens individually explained that the church served the community and the town in many ways.  However, it was not just a museum or a gallery, although it was happy to host those who saw it as such, but that it was primarily a working, living place that has and continues through word, sacrament, music and good liturgy a sacred space to be with God and where the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ was present.

Philip Stevens explained how significant the income to the church from visitors was in maintaining the fabric for future generations.

A CD of the history and life of the church was launched during the evening which will be the next step forward in the churches response to the Bishop of Truro’s challenge to ‘Discover the kingdom and Grow the church’.  This will be played as an information guide to visitors who visit the parish church in the coming weeks.

Anyone interested in being a steward at the Parish Church and helping us keep it open daily throughout the year please contact the Parish Office 01736 796404, or send your name, address and contact details to:

St Ives Parish Church is Church of England (C of E) which is part of the world wide Anglican communion.


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