Welcome

Welcome to five churches in the heart of the beautiful country of North Cornwall which together are the Camel Allen busy cluster.  Although differing in age and appearance, our churches offer peace and tranquillity and a warm welcome.  You may live in the area and seek a few moments of peace in the middle of a busy day or you may be visiting on holiday and wish to attend a service.  We welcome everyone.

Far away from the busy tourist centres, the church of St. Julitta at Lanteglos stands in quiet isolation in a beautiful valley in the countryside.  Parts of the church date back to Norman times and it is surrounded by a churchyard that is kept as a wildflower meadow.  In contrast, it's "daughter" church of St. Thomas was built in the 1930's in the centre of Camelford and, as well as services and festivals, it is a centre for social gatherings, playing an important part in the life of this busy town.

The rural 13th century church of St. Adwena at Advent may seem isolated in the moorlands, especially as it is not in a village but close to the hamlet of Tresinney, but it stands  on a public footpath and walkers are frequent visitors to this small but friendly church.

Both literally and geograghically the church of St. Tetha is at the very heart of the village of St. Teath, a vibrant community which has expanded considerably in recent years.  This is a very active church, working closely with the many clubs and organisations in the village.  Visitors from all over the world have left messages in the visitors' book, praising the peace and serenity of this 15th century building.

Many people will be familiar with Delabole as the butt of jokes in the popular series "Doc Martin", but this is a village built around the famous Delabole Slate Quarry so it is appropriate that the church of St. John has a magnificent slate altar.  This church is also the village community rooms, an invaluable asset to this sprawling village which, like the mother church at St. Teath, is proud of its strong community spirit.

Many people choose to visit a church on their own.  St. John's Church at Delabole is open duting the day from April to October and thother four churches are open during daylight hours throughout the year.  Please feel free to sit, relax, enjoy.

Cluster people that are close together.  Think of the five churches as the points of  star with the cluster as the centre.  Led by our priest in charge, readers and wardens, we are a family, proud of our own churches but deoted to working together for congregations and community.

We look forward to welcoming you to our cluster.