Places of Worship in Marazion
Marazion today has three places of worship – All Saints (Church of England), a Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Meeting House for the Religious Society of Friends (the oldest in Cornwall).
Historically, there have been several churches and chapels in Marazion, possibly the most unusual was built on Chapel Rock and was demolished in 1645. A Baptist Chapel was at the lower end of Chapel Street. A Bryanite chapel was in Fore Street and a purpose-built Ebenezer Chapel was opened in 1841 in West End. All of these (apart from Chapel Rock, of course!) have now been converted into private homes.
The churches continue to play an important part in the life of the town.
All Saints Church
Church of England
This lovely Victorian church was designed by the architect J Piers St Aubyn and was consecrated in 1861. This is the third church on the site, the first one being in recorded use as early as 1309. Much maintenance work was done between 1986 and 1992. The church has many interesting stained glass windows. A small church shop is run during the summer months. During these periods, the church is open for visitors to enjoy. In December, the church holds a Christmas Tree festival with trees decorated by businesses and organisations in the town.
All Saints Church is one of the four parish churches of the Mount’s Bay United Benefice along with Ludgvan, St Hilary and Perranuthnoe. A monthly community magazine is published and available for download from the website (linked from the left hand column of the home page) at https://mountsbayub.wordpress.com
Friday 9.15 Morning Prayer;
Friday 10am Said Holy Communion
Sunday 9.45 Holy Communion
Marazion Quaker Meeting
Devon and Cornwall Quakers
The simple stone built meeting house at the top of Beacon Road is the oldest public building in Marazion and it is still in regular use. George Fox, one of the founders of the Religious Society of Friends, visited Marazion and lodged at an inn here in 1656.
Wesleyan Methodist Church
Lizard and Mount’s Bay Methodist Circuit
The present Wesleyan Methodist Church was built in 1894-5 and is still in regular use. The grandeur of the Victorian design shows the importance that the church held in the town.
Sunday Service 10.30