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St. Ia, St. Ives Parish Church Cornwall

Welcome to St. Ia, the parish church of St. Ives. It is one of the beautiful cornish churches that are part of the Anglican Diocese of Truro, England (Church of England, C of E). It is dedicated to the Celtic saint St. Ia, and also to St. Andrew, patron saint of Fishermen and St Peter, the Rock. The church is built of Cornish granite, almost on the harbourside of the picturesque seaside town of St. Ives. Its tower is one of the tallest of the cornish churches, standing over eighty feet high, like a shepherd watching over its flock on land and sea.

The present church building was consecrated in 1434, and many Christians have worshipped in the building over the centuries. In 2010 the church celebrated its 600th anniversary of the laying of its foundation stone. It was built for the Love of God as a house of prayer.

The church is open daily and welcomes visitors from all over the world. Please join us for our daily and Sunday worship. The Daily Divine Offices are said at the parish church throughout the week. These are normally led by the parish priest who can be found in the church during these times.

If you are thinking of marriage, the church is a beautiful venue for your wedding ceremony.  Baptisms, counseling and confessions can also be made by arrangement with Canon Andrew our parish priest.

Fr. Andrew Gough

Canon Andrew Gough

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Father Andrew with Emily

Emily's Baptism at St. Johns, our sister church at Halsetown

TO THE GLORY OF GOD The windows of St Ives Church

A new book has been published recently recording with splendid photography the windows of the ancient parish church of St Ia, St Ives, Cornwall. This has been researched and written by Helen Jenkins the daughter of a former incumbent of the parish Canon I.S.Jenkin from 1936 – 1963. Helen is 86years old and although unable to get to church on a regular basis, continues to have great affection for the parish church. Helen says that everything she knows about St Ives parish church she learned from her Father and through living in the old vicarage in Street an Pol and from Canon Doble who was a hagiographer and great friend of the Jenkins family. Thanks are extended to the local photographers who have contributed to the book. One of the most special windows is the ‘Christmas window’ which depicts the incarnation and is found above the Lady Chapel altar. Helen has written two other publications – The ‘History of St Ives Parish Church’ and ‘Tall short stories’ which tells the story of her life as a child growing up in St Ives vicarage, the characters and antics of those days. All these publications can be purchased from the parish church which is open most days to the general public. All proceeds from sales are for the restoration of the parish church. .

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