Service times, St Hilary: Sunday 9.30am Sung Eucharist, Wednesday 10:00am Holy Communion.
The church tower and spire date back to the 13th century, while the nave and chancel were rebuilt in Victorian times after a major fire. The church has a special place in the story of the Anglo- Catholic movement in Cornwall. Fr. Bernard Walke and St. Hilary will always be linked. His story is told in the book ‘Twenty Years at St. Hilary’. In the nineteen twenties history was made when his play, Bethlehem, performed by parishoners, was broadcast by the BBC. The church, through Bernard Walke, has strong links with the Newlyn School of artists, his wife being a member of that circle. Much of the present interior beauty is due to that association.
The church was re-roofed and re-decorated in 2003-4 and its works of art restored to their former glory. The building is generally open during the day and visitors are welcome also at our Services, especially at the 9.30am Sunday Sung Eucharist, which is followed by coffee.
Our Address at St. Hilary is: Saint Hilary Churchtown, Penzance, TR20 9DQ.
The Old School Room and Heritage Centre are next to the church.
The Old School Room is available for hire. Please contact Jenny Dunstan on 01736 762601.