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Church Building Opening Times for Private Prayer and Visitors

Updated: 07/05/2022


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

St. Mary's Penzance:

Everyday: 10am - 12 noon

St. Pol de Leon church in Paul village

Everyday: 10am - 3pm

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:

All daylight hours 



Our churches are sanitised weekly, 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.


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 relaxation and meditation. Social distancing and other Covid procedures will operate.


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.