St Mary's, Penzance


St. Mary The Virgin Church, Penzance


A church has stood on this headland since the 12th Century, but the present building dates from 1835.  Our  tower  acts as a Waymark to the sea faring community.  St Mary’s was re-ordered thirty years ago after a huge fire.  Come and see the spectacular East Window that was commissioned at the time.

Traditional church music is very important here, with our own Choir who practice weekly.  The pipe organ comes from the University Church in Oxford, also called St. Mary's Church, and there is also a modern insrument to complement it, which digitally samples other renowned organs.

The church is in constant use by musicians, artists, and schools. We play host to a wide range of musical events throughout the year.  A SPARK worker ( Spirituality and Arts ) helps to organise events to help us think about God through the creative arts.

This church is haven of stillness and prayer for local people and visitors.

You are welcome to join us for worship on a Sunday at either 8:30am or at 10am.

During the week there is a range of opportunities to worship with us in different ways:


5:30pm - Contemplative communion based on the Lectio Divina

6:15pm - Community Meal and Wisdom in Community Discussion


7:30am - Celtic morning prayer

10:30am - Communion

11am - Reflection Group


9am - Reflective Morning Prayer




St. Mary's Church
Chapel Street 
TR18 4AP