The Church of St Morwenna and St John the Baptist, Morwenstow is in the parish of Morwenstow, north Cornwall, United Kingdom, the most northerly in Cornwall. The church is dedicated to Morwenna, a local saint, and to John the Baptist, and is a Grade I listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Truro, the archdeaconry of Bodmin and the deanery of Stratton. Its benefice is combined with that of St James, Kilkhampton.
From 1835 to 1874 the vicar of the parish was Rev. R. S. Hawker, poet and antiquary who is credited with creating the modern form of the harvest festival church service to give thanks for a good harvest in 1842. It stands in a remote position near cliffs on the north coast of Cornwall. Amongst the tombs and gravestones in the churchyard is the preserved figurehead from a ship which was wrecked nearby.
This was an intersting litte church was some equally interesting history. Outside there were several headstones for some of the very young men killed in WWII. Each of the headstones had four small pebbles/stones placed across the top. I've been trying to find out why but to no avail, if anyone has any information I'd be very pleased to hear it..
Thanks for your time, as always your thoughts/comments are very welcome!
Regards - Sarah J x
The Church of St Morwenna and St John the Baptist
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