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.
After careful consideration, the Anglican Churches of the parishes of Breage, Germoe and Porthleven have taken the decision to suspend Communal Worship with the exception of Funeral Services until further notice.
This decision was not taken lightly; the priority is to keep everyone safe during this time of National Lockdown.
Online Worship will continue to be offered and can be viewed each Sunday
on our Facebook Page (United Benefice of West Kerrier)
or our YouTube Channel (St Michael’s Church Helston)
The Ministry Team are always available and for any further information or pastoral concerns,
please contact: Revd. Kirsten Richards 01326 573069.
We offer our prayers and blessing to all those in our communities at this challenging time.
Links to our recorded services 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