About the Friends Of Lanteglos Church:
The Friends of Lanteglos Church (FOLC) was set up 10 years ago as a PCC sub group to bring people together to raise funds for the church. At one point the church was at risk of closure but a Community Survey in 2015 demonstrated that there was overwhelming support (98%) to keep the church open for worship and for a wide range of community activities. We have subsequently been given full support from the Diocese to restore the church and improve the facilities - which will include a kitchen, a toilet and better heating. The church dates back to Norman times and is the only Grade 1 listed building in the Camelford area. It has some very special and beautiful heritage features that are highlighted in the about and history sections of this website.
St Julitta’s is regularly used for worship. There is also a wide range of community social activities in the church such as morning coffee, afternoon tea, candle lit suppers, concerts and gospel singing. In addition, there are key community events such as weddings, funerals, Remembrance Day and flower festivals. The church seats 250 people but it is not unusual for there to be standing room only where numbers might be 400 or more.
We have been fortunate to receive a first stage Development Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The full works are scheduled for Autumn 2018. We also have confirmed grant funds from The Cornwall Historic Churches Fund, The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund, The National Churches Trust, The Allchurches Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Jill Franklin Trust and Camelford Town Council and a Cornwall councillor's community grant. FOLC is also making a significant financial contribution.
Unfortunately, we are at least £35,000 short of the target that we need to raise.
One way to help restore the church and make it fit for the 21st century is to join the Friends.
We hope that you would like to join us in our effort to keep the future of this peaceful and beautiful church secure and become a Friend Of Lanteglos Church. You can do this with an annual subscription of £10 - with or without an additional donation or by making a bequest in your will.
To enquire about joining The Friends of Lanteglos Church
Please fill out the form below.
If you would rather contact the Membership Secretary, email Ruth Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to Ruth Savage, 8 Bowood Park, Camelford, PL32 9LA You will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm the necessary arrangements. If you would like to become a volunteer please contact the Churchwarden Mary Pearce on 01840 212 665.