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Here you will find information about the St Sampson's Unlocked project and much more. 

 

St Sampson's Unlocked project,

 

St Sampson's Church is an amazing building in the small rural parish of South Hill. It holds a special place in the lives of many people and is in need of repairs and improvements The St Sampson's Unlocked project will preserve the heritage of the building and that of South Hill community, by making the building warm, dry, draught free and adding toilet and kitchen facilities. We want the community to use this building for many activities and events. It is a medieval grade 1 listed and has a wealth of fascinating history. There has been a Christian presence here for over a 1000 years. There is a memorial stone dated 500 AD. It is thought probable that St Sampson built a monastery here and Bishop Trelawny was rector here.

The wider community value St Sampson's and have suggested over one hundred uses for it, but we need to make the building weather proof and fix the roof, the ceiling, the windows, the tower, the floor and most importantly install a toilet and kitchen so that everyone can fully use this amazing place.

Over £200,000 has been raised towards the £600,00 needed.

Our Vision:

 That the church will be an accessible Christian presence in the community, drawing people in by its beauty, enfolding people with the warmth of its welcome and enabling people to experience the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

 

Our Mission:  Reach Out, Welcome In, Tell the Story

Photos  of our recent bell dismantling work, in preparation for restoration:


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Below are a few photos of work we have been doing to start to make the building a better space for hospitality and community use - moving the font and some pews to make space at the back of the church and bringing in a mains water supply

Moving the pews Moving four pews

Moving the font
Moving the font

New position for the font ??

Our twelfth century font looking much happier now it has moved from its dark corner at the back of the church.

Water & Light!

Water and Light - Digging the trench for mains water and wiring for lights along the church path.



Fun and fundraising:

Community Beating the Bounds walk
Beating the Bounds
A lunchtime stop for pasties

Tea and buns afterwards
Tea & Buns back at the church.  Thank you to Pete & Dave for organising the walk.

A Grand Day Out at Stoke Climsland - traditional fete in the Old Rectory garden - thank you to our friends at Stoke Climsland for supporting this and for all their help.

Bowling for Pig


2018 The community meeting which started the project
Hands Up

If you would like to donate click here


 

Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello

 

Where and When

We are one church in five locations which offer a wide variety of styles of service from vibrant family friendly services to something more contemplative.  We have services starting at 8am, 9am, 10am and 11.15am across the Cluster of five churches.  You can find details of the services and what to expect here.  The calendar not only gives you the place and time but also a description of what you can expect from the service.

What you can be sure of is a warm welcome at whichever church you decide to visit.  Refreshments will be on offer either before or after the service.

images: Services

What about my kids?


Childrens groups at St Mary’s Callington on Sundays are temporarily suspended due to unforeseen circumstances.  However, there will always be an activity for children to do, a place for them in all 11am services and the Tower Room is available for play and fun throughout.

Children

Getting Connected

 

Life Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Get on a Team!

Serving on a team is a greatly way of getting to know people better.  If you want to get involved in the life of the church and to help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

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Rector    Leader 2
Rev Joe Lannon   Leader Intro
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

Joe and Nikki