St Petroc's Church

Team Office phone: 01208 77674

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Church Square, Priory Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2DP

Registered charity no. 1170555

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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 our Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator William Hazelton on 01208 77674.

Alternatively, you can contact the following:

Diocese of Truro: 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

Life Celebrations

There is something special about marking the key moments of life in church. There is the spectacle of a large and historic building with its array of beautiful features. But there is also the sense of continuity that connects us with those who have gone before. We are part of long story of family and community life, and there will be generations to come.

Many folk come to St. Petroc’s without great confidence in Christian faith and are welcome to make good use of their parish church. We are all pilgrims on the journey of life. The Christian tradition still conveys its mysterious and wise ways whether we can recognise God or not. Come and see whether this church might be your choice to celebrate a marriage, baptism or funeral.

Weddings

Wherever you go in the years ahead, St. Petroc’s church will always be there for you with friendship and prayer.  Unique and special things become part of your marriage on the day itself and beyond:

A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance.
You can make amazing vows in a church. These vows, made in public and before God, will help you to grow together.


The Vicar can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
Churches can be described as ‘peaceful’, ‘serene’, or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience.

 

Baptisms

Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others. A baptism is just the beginning of this and so much more. Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:

  • Being there for your child to discuss the bigger questions of life in hope, faith and love.

  • Praying for your child through their ups and downs.

  • Showing them practically how to make good choices in life.

  • Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith.

To Book a baptism, come along to the parish centre between 6pm and 7pm on Thursdays.

Funerals

The message at all funerals at St. Petroc’s is one of hope. Although there is sadness because someone you know and love has died, there will also be a message of hope in life after death. Each person is unique – in personality and in life experience. A funeral at St. Petroc’s allows you to give thanks for the unique person you knew and loved in a way that brings comfort and hope.

Your funeral director will make all the arrangements. Please be assured of our care and commitment to provide a funeral that suits your particular needs.