St Endellion Hall Update

I am pleased to report that significant progress has been made on the St Endellion church hall and we can see it taking shape and hope to have the building watertight in the very near future. However, we have suffered a delay which was outside of our control. This was the late delivery of the main steel beams to support the new roof area. Ordered from a local firm, they were due in January but only arrived on site on the 28th February. At this point we estimate that this has delayed the project by at least 4 weeks.


Our overall funding cash flow is in line with our expectations and almost complete. The only amount outstanding is the £8,000 final instalment from the Arts Council. This can only be drawn down once the hall is complete and will be used against items such as the retention, chairs, office equipment, etc.

Whilst we are behind our timetable due to the delay in the steel delivery and have incurred some unforeseen costs, at this time I believe that the total cost will not exceed the funds available in the hall fund.

We are very grateful for the generosity and forbearance of all those individuals and grant giving bodies who have donated to the project.


After tenders were issued to four local contractors, a contract was signed with Andrews and Mills Construction on 1 November 2018.

Work on site commenced on 5th November 2018. The removal of the trees at the rear of the hall was one of the first jobs completed – but not without unexpected expenditure. We discovered a number of huge buried stumps from trees which had been cut down at some time in the past. These would have interfered with the foundations for the hall extension and they had to go.

Root protection measures for the trees covered by the Tree Protection Order were put in place as instructed by CC Tree officer. A bat licence has been obtained and an ecologist attended the stripping of the roof in accordance with the mitigation measures in the environmental report.

The hall has been completely stripped out – toilets, kitchen, flooring, roof, electrics and plumbing. Foundations for both the Hall and new side extensions have been completed; their concrete slabs have been poured; and the block work walls for both have been constructed.

The Building Inspector has visited the site to inspect the works. This has resulted in two extra costs; he has specified that, due to its size, the hall must have a second emergency exit, and that we must install radon traps.

In the main hall blockwork is virtually complete and the steel girders forming the gable end and roof support have been installed. Rafters have been put in place and we can at last get a feeling for the shape of the finished hall. Battens are on site and we expect these to be fitted imminently, together with the felting that will make the roof waterproof. This is a vital step – once the building is water tight the first fix of electrical and plumbing can begin.

The partition stud work of the new bar servery and storeroom and the canopy that will cover the kitchen servery window into the carpark area have been installed.

We have sourced recycled Delabole slate for the roof and this is now on site. We expect the supply and fitting of the slate roof will be within budget.

The side extension (which will house the toilets and office), has been constructed and new drainage for the toilets has been installed. The locally sourced slate cladding for is virtually 100% complete. The roof is waterproof with the roof lights installed.

  • We have completed specifications for:
  • the detailed electrical design
  • sanitary ware
  • colour choices for the cubicles, flooring and splash backs
  • internal and external doors
  • servery shutters
  • the kitchen design (which is within budget)
  • Quotations for the aluminium windows and doors have been received.

Future Management of the Hall

We are grateful that the PCC has formed an interim management committee which is actively working on plans for the management and operation of the Hall, with a view to bringing it into use for its intended purposes with the minimum possible delay following completion of the works.
Mark Robinson, on behalf of the Hall Project Team

Open the Book

Open the Book presents the Bible in primary schools in an accessible and enjoyable way, which helps schools meet their statutory collective worship obligations.

We have two teams that go into St Minver and St Kew schools to tell stories in a 10-15 minute presentation.

Contact:   Marcus Jones 07923913727

St Minver: The Wise Men’s Visit. St Kew: David the Giant-killer

Mini Fingers Baby & Toddler Group

Mini Fingers –   Fridays 10am-12 at The Perceval Institute 

All children are welcome to join us with their families for toys, games and art and craft activities.  Snacks, and drinks available for children and their adults. 



Sensory play with green slime


the toys having a snack


Sharing the ball pool


We love our craft and painting activities.


We love our craft and painting activities.


We love our craft and painting activities.


“this is one I made earlier”

Messy Church

Messy Church will be closed for January and opening again in February 2020 looking towards the Easter Story.

Messy Church is for all ages of people to take part in crafts and activities, bible stories, song and prayer in a welcoming environment of fun and enjoyment.

We will start each sessions with refreshments and a welcome game followed by different actitivies and a short celebration.  we will close with a light supper.

Messy science using home-made litmus paper

Candle Prayers

The Magi following the star

Glitter galore

Messy church-made decorations

Being creative together

Junior Church

Junior church is on the 1st & 3rd Sunday each Month at the Perceval Institute

Stories, games and crafts followed by a short walk down to St Minver Church for Holy Communion.

For Primary school aged children. Younger children are welcome but may need to have a parent with them,

Junior Church only runs on our Holy Communion Sundays usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. The remaining Sundays are family services where all are welcome.

Next Junior Church dates:

  19th January 2020 & 2nd February

Psalm 104: 26-34

Junior church art work:
Samson and his spaghetti hair

Newsletter submissions

Please find below the deadlines for the cluster newsletter for the next 6 months in 2017:

April: ………15th March
May: ……….19th April
June:……… 17th May
July: ……….14th June
August: ……19th July
September: 16th August

If anyone can help distribute newsletters or can find some extra outlets in our community who can take the newsletters, please let me know. Please email.

Please email all submissions to Gavin Tyler

Our New Children and Families Worker!

I am Marcus JonesIntroducing our new Children and Families Worker, Marcus Jones, who we are delighted to welcome to the Cluster as a full time member of the team:

I am Marcus Jones, 45 and have two teenage children who live with their mother in Falmouth.

My accent isn’t easy to place, I was born in Scotland, I’ve lived in Wales and grew up in Northern Ireland. My English years started at the age of 17 in Taunton, my early adult years in the Black Country and I’ve been in Cornwall for nine years now.

I have been involved in children’s work within the church from the very beginning of being a practicing Christian back in my Taunton days helping with Junior Church and the youth evening service. I’ve been a Boys’ Brigade captain, helped with weekends away events, was a children’s worker to a joint Anglican/Methodist venture in the West Midlands and for Churches Together in the Falmouth and Penryn. More recently I have been working for the short breaks services for children with autism.

Ten of my favourite things in no particular order; Bach, bagpipes, Van Gogh, Simpsons, sailing, Pixar films, dogs, curry, and Harry Potter. If I could have one Harry Potter spell it would be “Accio” the summoning charm- not because I’m too lazy to stretch over to the tv remote but because I seem to spend a lot of time looking for something, usually keys. Utopia for me would be a keyless society.

My favourite Joke is:       Knock knock – who’s there?
Little old lady- Little old lady who?
I didn’t know you could yodel.

I do actually listen to yodelling music though I can’t do it myself and as you get to know me you’ll discover my jokes won’t improve!

Working with children and families is a great privilege and a most wonderful thing to be involved in. In it we are answering Jesus’ invitation to feed his sheep and his lambs and yet it is in the people we are serving where we meet God reflected back on us and often in quite unexpected ways. I am very much looking forward to serving alongside you within the North Cornwall Cluster. There are many different ways of being involved with children and family work; willing hands to set up and dismantle, kind hearts to provide refreshments, and friendly ears to listen to children and their families are the most important roles to any activity as they are the glue that holds everything together.