Thank you for visiting our website. This website is intended to give visitors an insight into our parish, its two churches, our church life and our outreach activities.
The Parish of Par is in the Diocese of Truro in Cornwall and is situated on the south coast of Cornwall, between the town of St Austell and the Port of Fowey.
The parish has two churches, St Mary's Church, Biscovey, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Par. Further information on both these churches is given elsewhere in this website. We share our priest with the adjacent Parish of Charlestown, St Austell.
Within the Diocese we are registered as a Fairtrade Parish for the sale and use of tea, coffee and sugar.
Our Church Services
We are always delighted to meet new people in our church whether they are visitors to the area or locals who wish to know more about our worship and special church services that are available for our local parishioners, for Weddings, Baptisms, confirmations or Funerals.
The days and times of our regular services are shown on the "Church Services" Menu Tab of this web site. Please note that these are the normal dates etc but they are sometimes subject to change. If you plan to come to one of our services, please access the "Parish Diary" Menu Tab which will give details of any, occasional, amendments.
For Weddings, Baptisms, Confirmations and Funerals, please access the "Weddings etc" tab for further details.
Open the Book
Our Parish is registered with the Christian Charity “Open the Book”. This project gives primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the bible, by using costumes and props in ways which enable the children to engage imaginatively with the bible story. The stories are presented chronologically during the school year.
Our group of ten leads weekly assembly at Biscovey Nursery and Infant Community School, where we are enhancing the children's understanding of our Country's Christian heritage, and furthering the links between ourselves and the local infants' school.
This year, being the second of the project's three year cycle, we are using a series of 8 modules covering “the first Christians, trusting God, children playing their part, men who dared to do the right thing .... as well as Christmas and Easter.
Our co-ordinator for this project is Mrs Jan Wilder- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
St Mary’s Churchyard.
The gravestones in the Churchyard at St Mary’s Church Biscovey have been inspected by Cornwall Council, and some have been declared unsafe. It is the legal responsibility of the descendents of the deceased to make them safe.
If you are descended from anyone buried in the Churchyard could you please visit and check whether your family headstone is one that needs to be made safe?
It there are no descendents then Cornwall Council will either lay them flat on the ground or lean them against the churchyard wall.
A notice for further information is attached to each headstone that requires attention.