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Access
The church is open every day except Christmas day when it is closed after the 9.30am service. There is a toilet by the Institute and wheelchair ramps are available in the church

For details of church services see the Services page. For bookings for services of baptism, weddings and funerals please refer to the Contact Us page

The Betjeman Corner
To acknowledge the debt that we owe to Sir John Betjeman, this is located below the West Window, with books, DVDs and CDs


What's in a name?
Blisland church is dedicated to St Protus and St Hyacinthus, two Roman saints who were martyred during the reign of Emperor Gallianus (not Diocletian as some believe) on 11 September 260 AD

A date with time
In 1752 when the new style of calendar was introduced, and we effectively lost 11 days, the village decided, in true Cornish fashion, not to accept the new style but retain the old and so the patronal festival (St Pratts) is celebrated on the Sunday closest to 22 September (the anniversary of their death under the old calendar)

The festival is celebrated by a procession from the church to the Celtic cross noted as one enters the village from the A30 and accompanied by a local band. The old St Pratts Fair that took place on the green and on adjoining fields has now sadly died out

St Catherine at Temple is part of the parish of Blisland

Click the images above to view the History and Connections for these two churches

Blisland with Temple is in a United Benefice with the parishes of St Breward, Helland, St Mabyn, St Tudy and Michalestow

Rector
Canon the Rev David Seymour is the Rector of the Camelside Cluster, David lives in the Rectory at St Tudy and can be contacted on 01208 850088 or drrseymour@hotmail.co.uk

Blisland with Temple Parish - Safeguarding Statement

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 Parish Pat Almond 01208 850043
In the Diocese Sarah Acraman 01872 274351
Out of Hours(after 5pm and weekends) 01208 251300
In emergency
Local Authority Childrens Social Care 0300 123 1116
Local Authority Adults Social Care 0300 1234131
Our Rector Canon Rev David Seymour 01208 850088