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Gallery: Churches of Cornwall

by Jo Lewis, 15 May 2020

Restormel (South) Part 26: Churches of Par & St Blazey

Par Primitive Methodist Chapel, Par, Cornwall

To complete the circular route through the town, Par Primitive Methodist Chapel is on the west side of St Blazey Road, about thirty metres north of the Harbour Road junction. It was erected in 1875, possibly by Silvanus Trevail, with sittings for 250, but became Par Bible Christian Chapel before 1914. It is likely that it was also later Wellington Place Methodist Church (closed about 1965). By the 1980s it was Par Gospel (Evangelical) Church, although clearly no longer.

Station Road Chapel, St Blazey, Cornwall

A possible Station Road Chapel may have existed on the right here in St Blazey, in the predecessor of the grey, chapel-like building that replaced it. The site is on the western side of Station Road, about three hundred metres south of the Fore Street junction. A photo of about 1900 showing the old building labels it as a chapel even though available maps state it was a school. The nearby Primitive Methodist chapel is visible in the distance, along with the St Blazey Church tower.

Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel / St Blazey Central Hall Methodist Church, St Blazey, Cornwall

Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel stands on the western side of Station Road, just 110m or so south of the Fore Street junction. It was built on the site of the pre-1832 Station Road Mission Hall, around 1836-1840, and was rebuilt in 1860. It closed in 1939, and then reopened as St Blazey Central Hall Methodist Church around 1958. That too closed, in 1989, and much of the building was demolished in 1992 - only the rear third survives as a chapel of rest.

Station Road Free United Methodist Chapel / Trinity United Methodist Chapel, St Blazey, Cornwall

Station Road Free United Methodist Chapel, St Blazey, is located on the west side of Station Road, about sixty metres from Fore Street. The chapel was built in 1846 for one of the many Methodist subsets of the nineteenth century. At some point - probably with the Methodist union of 1907 or the greater one of 1932 - it became Trinity United Methodist Chapel. The post-war congregation decline probably caused its demise, in 1969. It was subsequently converted into flats.

Church of St Blaise, St Blazey, Cornwall

The Church of St Blaise, St Blazey, sits on the western side of the Station Road junction with Fore Street. It was built between 1440-1445 to replace an earlier building which is mentioned in records for 1294. It is situated on an eminence, near the southern end of the main town. The Perpendicular building is granite, and consists of chancel, a nave of five bays, north and south aisles, and a large school gallery at the west end. The tower contains a ring of three bells.

Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, St Blazey, Cornwall

Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, St Blazey, is on the western side of Chapel Terrace, about fifty metres north of the Cornhill Road junction. It was originally built before 1808 and was rebuilt in 1825. It closed in 1957 and the congregation merged with that of the Primitive Methodists to form the Central Hall Methodist Church (see above), although records continue into that period. The building was later converted into flats and little remains except the original shape.

All photos on this page by Jo Lewis.

 

 

     
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