Sue Vincent gives us a guided tour through the beautiful small church which is the first and last in that part of Britain. Land’s End is a wonderful place to visit during the summer months and as well as an excellent pint and lunch at the Inn, a visit to this church will provide some more spiritual sustenance. Head over to enjoy the centuries of community that were sustained here too.
The church of St Sennen did not disappoint. It has a cosy feel; a still, silent haven from the elements and the constant motion of the sea. I wondered how many women had taken refuge here in prayer over the centuries, waiting for their menfolk to come home from stormy seas and how many had given thanks for a safe return.
The simple bowl of the font is at least eight hundred years old, and, as always, when they have so many centuries of history behind them, it seems to be a symbol of the community of the church… the people and their stories. In a village setting, this feeling is even stronger; for hundreds of years, almost every villager would have been touched by the water it has held. The font cover is of more recent date. It was carved by a local farmer named Saundry from the timbers…
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