On Saturday, 11th November 2017, St Winnow will be attempting to ring our first peal on our new bells in honour of the 1st World War and the Battle of Banister, and marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Horace Sanders who fell at Tel El Sheria in the battle for Gazza on 6th November 1917. Horace was one of our Benefice's bell ringers and he is remembered on his father's grave stone outside the tower at St Winnow. Read his story here. We will remember them!
BBC Spotlightcoverage for the first public ringing of our new bells, Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017.
On Sunday, 18th June 2017, we were delighted to present the famous Newchurch Male Voice Choir (including the Cantobelle Ladies) in concert with Pelynt Male Choir
in aid of our Bells & Tower appeal. You can follow some of the wonderful music on YouTube.
BBC Music Day.
On Thursday, 15th June 2017, St Winnow & Bradoc Junior Church Bell Ringers and Lerryn School Bell Ringers celebrated BBC Music Day with St Mabyn Cubs and the Lerryn & St Veep Youth Club Bell Ringers using the mini ring of church bells (as seen at the Royal Cornwall Show and countywide); uniting with bell ringers worldwide as they rang out at 7pm to unite communities through music. An evening of family fun in aid of St Winnow Bells & Tower appeal and Lerryn School. Read all about it here and see a short clip here. We even made it into the Cornish Times!
St Winnow’s spectacular setting makes it an attraction to film makers. Did you know that St Winnow Parish Church was a setting in the filming of the 1970’s Poldark production, being used for the wedding of Dwight Enys and Caroline Penvenen. More recently, filming took place as part of the SKY TV filming of ‘Delicious’ starring Cornwall’s very own Dawn French plus Iain Glen and Emilia Fox. http://www.womanandhome.com/news-and-entertainment/540929/why-dawn-french-s-new-drama-is-delicious
Bell and Tower Appeal Launch -St Winnow Parish Church were delighted to launch our
Bell & Tower appeal to our parishioners at our Pentecost service on 15th May 2016. This included a wonderful greeting to everyone from some of our young people and adults on the mini ring at the entrance to our Church. Well done mini ringers and thank you for your time and support, you did us proud! The mini ring allows children (and new adult learners alike) to start their journey of ringing full circle, light weight and transportable bells, providing them the opportunity to gain more confidence and competence more quickly than with tower bells, which they later progress too. This is particularly helpful in the learning process with young people as they continue to gain confidence and a feeling of self-esteem with their success. The mini ring of bells can often be seen within our Benefice of Parishes and also beyond, since it’s users perform at school and local church events, weddings, wedding fairs and at public events across the country.
St Winnow Parish Church, St Winnow, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0LF