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St Petroc

St Petroc’s church is the largest and one of the oldest parish churches in Cornwall.

Bodmin, Cornwall

Opening times

Church open Monday to Saturday 11am to 3pm from April to September.
Other times by arrangement.


Priory Road
PL31 2DP

The present church dates back to the between 1469 and 1472 although earlier churches existed on the same site back to 540AD when St Petroc and St Gerren founded an ecclesiastical settlement.

This is where the name Bodmin comes from, ‘Bos-Menegh’ in Cornish meaning ‘abode of monks’ and the church went on to play a central role in Bodmin’s history and development.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

  • Community Grant, £10,000, 2014

  • Our Community Grants helped churches to install essential facilities such as toilets and kitchens.

Contact information

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