2016 will be a big year for St Saviour Church in Polruan as it will celebrate 125 years of service to the local community.

The year will kick off with a Festival Service led by Bishop Tim on January 10 with events planned throughout the year.

The current St Saviour church building was built in 1891 to replace an original 8th Century church.

Kathryn Hill, one of the organisers of this year’s events, was prompted to get involved after returning from 20 years as a missionary in Nigeria to find the diocese marking its’ own 125th anniversary in 2001. She said: “Seeing this I decided to find out when St Saviour church would be 125 years old and realised it was 2016. I thought it would be a great idea to celebrate and help bring the local community together.”

To set the scene for the year, organisers have produced memorabilia. To ensure it is a whole community event, the local art group were tasked to design the cover of the booklet. Kathryn added: “Getting the community involved is a great way of outreach. When we started planning this there was one person in the art group who didn’t even realise there was a church in Polruan!”

Further event dates can be found here.