The United Benefice of West Kerrier came into being on 1 November 2014 uniting the parishes of Sithney, Porthleven, Germoe and Breage (with Godolphin and Ashton)..
There are five churches in the benefice: St Sithney, St Bartholomew, St Germoe, St Breaca and the Church of the Annunication in Ashton. For information about the individual churches please use the Churches tab above.
Following the announcement at lunchtime on Tuesday 17th March 2020 by the Archbishops that: -
“Public worship will have to stop for a season. Our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings must be put on hold.”
the churches of the West Kerrier Benefice will not be holding public worship services.
We will continue to pray for each other during this time.
Details of resources to support your personal devotions will be added on the Resources Tab.
Our Priest in Charge is:- Canon David Miller
contact details on the Benefice Contacts tab above
The three Trinitarian Principles of our benefice are below
We have three Trinitarian Principles on which the benefice is founded.
These Principles are based on our baptism promises.
We believe and trust in God the Father, source of all being and life, the one for whom we exist. We therefore affirm all our churches are working for the kingdom of God throughout the benefice.
We believe in God the Son, who took our human nature, died for us and rose again. We therefore affirm that all our churches are equal and are independent with their own character and calling and are also interdependent on one another in the ministry and mission of the Church in our area.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who gives life to the people of God and makes Christ known in the world. We therefore affirm that each church will be supported by the benefice in its mission and ministry whilst in turn will support the other churches.
“Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the West Kerrier Benfice: Janette Fulford, Benefice Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Tel contact – 01736 763761
In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351
Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300
In emergency situation:
Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116
Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131