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St Uvelas

You can be assured of a warm welcome at the peaceful church of St Eval. It stands almost alone with its 60ft tower visible for miles around, surrounded by the disused runways of RAF St Eval, an important Coastal Command airfield during World War II.

St Eval, Cornwall

Opening times

The church is open daily, approximately 9am to 5pm.
There are two steps to enter the church. We do have a ramp which can be used by arrangement but it is not in place all the time.


St Eval
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The church was enlarged in the mid 16th century and there are the remains of a medieval screen and an elaborately carved part of the rood screen base. The pulpit has been restored and the date 1638, together with the name of the Minister and churchwardens can be seen on the base stringers. The font is very plain and is from Norman times, as is one remaining window in the north wall. There are 23 carved benchends dating from the mid 16th century and at the back are three original pews.

The church has strong links with the Royal Air Force and there are 21 war graves in the churchyard that are maintained by the War Graves Commission.

The Lady Chapel has a colourful stained glass window which was dedicated in 1989 in memory of the church’s links with the Royal Air Force

The contribution of the RAF in helping to preserve this ancient place of worship forms a fascinating chapter in the story of a building which dates back to Norman times, when the church was first built on the site of a celtic shrine.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Café in church

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

Contact information

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