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CORNISH CHURCH IN A RURAL IDYLL OPTS FOR PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP image

CORNISH CHURCH IN A RURAL IDYLL OPTS FOR PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

9th June 2020

A 14th century Cornish church, located in rural idyll surrounded by grazing cattle,
sheep and horses, is among the latest to join the Prayer Book Society as a corporate
member.

Located close to the hamlet of Tresinney near Camelford, St Adwena’s church – also
known as St Adwen’s – serves the sparsely populated rural parish of Advent.

‘Our tiny congregation, ranging in age from teens to 70 plus, meets for the Book of
Common Prayer service of Holy Communion once a month,’ reports the
churchwarden Kerstin Lewis. ‘Some travel to join us because they prefer the 1662
Prayer Book service to Common Worship (the Church of England’s contemporary
service book).

‘When the sun pours in through the windows’ leaded lights it creates the most
magical atmosphere, the tranquillity being second to none’ explains Kerstin who
describes the location as ‘a truly rural idyll.’

She explained that St Adwen’s PCC regard membership of the Prayer Book Society
as valuable because it will enable them to forge strong links with other like-minded
parishes and support the work of the society both locally and nationally.

Endowed in 1340 by the Earl of Cornwall, the Grade I listed church is dedicated to St
Adwen, a daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog, an independent kingdom in South
Wales in the Middle Ages.

Pictured is St Adwena’s church in the rural Cornish parish of Advent

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