A number of churches in the Diocese of Truro have achieved funding and award success in recent weeks.

St Petroc’s Church in Bodmin, St Stephen’s the Martyr Church in Launceston and St Anietus Church in St Neot were all announced as recipients of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. They were among 142 historic sites sharing in £35 million.

The funding is aimed at bringing heritage sites back to life by paying for vital repairs and major building works.

St Anietus Church will receive £41, 043 through the National Churches Trust. The money will be used to repair the stone around a 15th century stained glass window depicting the Last Supper.

St Julitta Church in Lanteglos by Camelford was shortlisted for the King of Prussia Gold Medal in the UK Church Architecture Awards 2021 earlier this month. The church, which was nominated for its roof replacement project, was one of five shortlisted with the award eventually being won by a church in Devon.

And finally, St Mellanus Church in Mullion was successful in applying for funding to bring the 21st Century to their church.

This funding success has meant that the Grade 1 Listed building has become the hub of the village. Being the only community building with WiFi the funding will now allow opportunities for the whole community to access and enjoy.

It kicked off with a free computer training taster for beginners in October. There will be a free full training course in the New Year. Training was provided by Jay and Jane of the Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC).

Plans are also underway to start a cinema club and the equipment and licences they now have will allow streaming of events and zooming of shows.

Well done and congratulations to all the churches.