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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Cunobelin » 3 Sep 2018, 8:33am

mjr wrote:
Mick F wrote:Thread drift? :lol: :lol:

Thrad glide, more like!


My son, are you implying that some of the flock have strayed from the path of righteousness ( and the original topic). If so may they soon see the light and return to the fold (and original topic)

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 3 Sep 2018, 6:19pm

Back on track .......... :wink:

Seven done today. Should have been eight, but I forgot about Pillaton despite going past the village. I only realised after way too late, but it's not that far from here and not very far from getting some others, so I can do it.
St Dominick, St Mellion, Botusflemming, Saltash.

Left home at just after 9am and headed south to Landrake (bypassing Pillaton village centre) then off to St Germans, Sheviock, Anthony, St John, Millbrook, and Maker, then across the Cremyll ferry into Plymouth, then the train home.
I did the ride on Moulton (again) but did intend on doing in on Mercian, but as the forecast was for rain, I thought it best to ride a bike with mudguards and one with a decent saddle bag for my Goretex and extra layers. As it happens, it was dry, warm and sunny-ish.
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It was 29.16 miles to Cremyll with 3,030ft of ascent. Nice and hilly eh? :D

Photos done with a camera, not an iPhone.
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For Anthony, I couldn't find a way in other than the steps.
Moulton is heavy, so I wasn't going to climb the steps with it.
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I'll start a new thread on Maker church in Tea Shop as I have a soft spot for it with respect to my time in the RN and being involved with weapon systems.
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Fifteen done so far and still over two hundred do do yet! :shock:
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Bmblbzzz » 3 Sep 2018, 6:25pm

thirdcrank wrote:I don't think that civil parishes are necessarily the same as those of the church. Ditto dioceses / counties.

Here's a map of the Diocese of Truro, sub-divided into deaneries, showing the ecclesiastical parishes.
https://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/directory-live/

Similarly a current parish may contain more than one church, I think. And that's just limiting yourself to C of E!

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 3 Sep 2018, 7:59pm

Yep. Aware of that.
The parishes often have more than one church, but as far as I can find out, there's only one Parish Church.
Whatever happens, I'm visiting the main church in the parish.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Bmblbzzz » 4 Sep 2018, 9:19am

I think that's going to keep you busy enough. At least until you need a new challenge!

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby RickH » 4 Sep 2018, 11:21am

"St Peter the Poor Fisherman" is an Interesting church that we visited when we stayed on the south Devon Coast nearby in May. It is right on the coast SE of Newton Ferrers. It was built around 1000 years ago so the fishing community there didn't have to travel inland to bury their dead, leaving that bit of coast undefended from raiders. It is still consecrated but it is partially ruined, although it has has some preservation/restoration work done in recent years.

The downside of visiting by bike is the fierce hill that you have to go down (through the caravan park) & then return back up! (nearly 250ft of ascent in less than 1/2 mile).

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Sep 2018, 11:30am

I really love climbing church towers, it is great to see the view but also to ascend and descend several flights of stairs in the gloaming. If one is lucky the person minding the church will relate some history

Castell Conwy has a chapel and many towers that one may ascend
The town walls are good too, free but a bit scary
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Bmblbzzz » 4 Sep 2018, 12:45pm

Agree with church towers, but can be tricky in spds.

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 5 Sep 2018, 8:19am

Off out again this morning.
Going on Moulton again as it's shiny and clean! :D

St Dominick, St Mellion, Landulph, Botusflemming, Saltash, St Stephen-by-Saltash, then across the suspension bridge into England, and down to the Torpoint Ferry to cross back to Cornwall to get Torpoint church.

I thought I'd missed out Pillaton the other day, but looking at the parishes, I see that Pillaton is in "St Mellion with Pillaton" parish, so I won't bother going there as I only need to go to the main church.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 6 Sep 2018, 9:20am

All seven done yesterday.
I'll not keep putting photos up, as it's going to be a little boring!

Next few outings to more of the parish churches is going to be a little less straightforward, as I've done all the easy ones.
Maybe the next lot will entail fewer churches due to the distances involved from home and back ....... and the weather is turning too.

When I get further afield, I'll have to use the car.
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 6 Sep 2018, 3:28pm

Just planning the next outing, and another one too.
I can do a circular route from home to Looe and back taking in St Ive, Quethiock, Menheniot, St Keyne, Duloe, Morval, Looe and St Martin-by-Looe. This is about 45miles but with some hills!

Second ride, I'm going to have to drive to Liskeard and park up. This will save 30 miles as a there-and-back on the A390.
Taking in Liskeard, Herodsfoot, Lanreath, Pelynt, Polperro, St Veep, St Winnow, Lostwithiel, Boconnoc, Dobwalls, St Neot and St Cleer.
There's some SERIOUS hill-climbing on that route and it's 55miles .......... even though I'm driving to Liskeard and back.

Doing that lot, will get me to 42 parish churches out of (a probable) 218.
20% ish.

The thing is, I've already been to these places! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Sep 2018, 3:33pm

When you have all the churches I am sure we can dream up another challenge to keep you going
All post offices, or post boxes, or telephone kiosks (there are fewer of those now) or chapels or pubs or libraries :wink:
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Hobbs1951 » 7 Sep 2018, 8:19am

Talking of towers, there's an interesting one on the Cotehele estate* (nr Calstock) - where a friend and I were inspired to ride to Barcelona for the 1992 Olympic Games !

John.

*we used to mountainbike around the Cotehele estate from his house in Calstock - a lifetime ago.

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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Mick F » 7 Sep 2018, 10:12am

Yes, and excellent tower! :D

I was thinking the other day about describing it, as it's well worth a visit if anyone is down this way.
You can get there by walking from Calstock Railway Station along Danescombe Valley and following the path round to the left after the creek.

It's an optical illusion of a tower, and built as a folly. It's triangular but looks square from a distance, and it's small, though looks big from a distance.
Inside, there's a little narrow spiral staircase in pitch dark - no windows - to the top where you can see out over the countryside and valley, and the battlements up there are only at thigh height, so be careful!
http://www.picturesofengland.com/Englan ... es/1198371
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Re: Parish Churches

Postby Hobbs1951 » 7 Sep 2018, 10:39am

Mick F wrote:Yes, and excellent tower! :D

I was thinking the other day about describing it, as it's well worth a visit if anyone is down this way.
You can get there by walking from Calstock Railway Station along Danescombe Valley and following the path round to the left after the creek.

It's an optical illusion of a tower, and built as a folly. It's triangular but looks square from a distance, and it's small, though looks big from a distance.
Inside, there's a little narrow spiral staircase in pitch dark - no windows - to the top where you can see out over the countryside and valley, and the battlements up there are only at thigh height, so be careful!
http://www.picturesofengland.com/Englan ... es/1198371
Cotehele Tower.jpg


I know !

Been visiting friends in this area for three decades.

John.