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St Breaca Breage

St Breaca Church, Breage

The church was built of granite in the 15th century.  It has two aisles separated from the nave by granite arcades of standard design. On the north wall are five medieval wall paintings: four saints are portrayed, Ambrose, Christopher, Corentine and Hilary.  The painting of The Warning to The Sabbath Breakers is one of the finest examples in the country of a Sunday Christ.

Breaking News - 6/08/2018

Breage Parish Church wins National Lottery support.

Breage Parish Church has today received a National Lottery grant of £166,500 for work to its famous tower and to the creation of an exciting Heritage Centre within the church at Breage, Cornwall. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will restore the famous tower pinnacles and flagpole and create a heritage area focusing on the local Celtic Saints of West Cornwall.

 

Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the project will enable local people and the many visitors from across the world to learn more about the Celtic Saints of West Cornwall and about St Breaca after whom both village and church are named.

 

Breage Church is famous for the medieval murals dated from the 15th century. These recently restored murals remind us of the importance of this church both in times past and in the present day. Linking St Breaca with nine other Celtic Saints of West Cornwall visitors will gain a comprehensive introduction to the heritage of the church and the area. Beginning their journeys at Breage Church locals and tourists will have an inspiring start to a pilgrimage of the churches of West Cornwall associated with the Saints.

 

Standing proud of the surrounding countryside, Breage Church tower has long been a vital point of navigation for sailors in the English Channel and for pilots from the nearby Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose.

 

Commenting on the award, the Revd Dr Peter Johnson, Vicar, said “We are thrilled to have received this support thanks to National Lottery players and are confident that the Heritage Centre and tower pinnacles will continue to have relevance for locals, visitors and navigators for many years to come.”

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

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St Breaca Church has successfully secured a grant of £41000 from the Government's Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to address urgent roof repairs that will ensure it is weathertight, safe and open for use. It is one of 502 grants from a total funding package of £30million that have been announced for urgent roof repairs for places of worship across the UK by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). More details are available at www.lpowroof.org.uk

 

 

 

Cornwall Historic Churches Trust                               Wolfson Charity

 

 

 

 


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