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St Thomas of Canterbury’s Church, Camelford
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St Thomas of Canterbury’s Church, Camelford
50°37′26.6″N 04°40′38″W / 50.624056°N 4.67722°W / 50.624056; -4.67722Coordinates: 50°37′26.6″N 04°40′38″W / 50.624056°N 4.67722°W / 50.624056; -4.67722
Location Camelford, Cornwall
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Thomas of Canterbury
Consecrated 6 August 1938
Architecture
Architect(s) Sir Charles Nicholson, 2nd Baronet
Administration
Parish Lanteglos by Camelford with Advent
Deanery Trigg Minor and Bodmin
Archdeaconry Bodmin
Diocese Truro
Province Canterbury

St Thomas of Canterbury’s Church, Camelford is a church in the Church of England Diocese of Truro in Camelford, Cornwall. It is a chapel-of-ease in the parish of Lanteglos-by-Camelford.

History

The church was built between 1937 and 1938 to the designs of the architect Charles Nicholson. The Cowlard family of Launceston). gave the medieval font. Pevsner describes it as

A minor delight. It sits well on a slightly elevated site above the main road, its modest scale and use of local Delabole slate combining well with an understated Romaneque style...

There was in medieval times a chapel of St Thomas in the town which probably fell into disuse after the Reformation (it is recorded in 1312).

Parish status

The church is in a joint benefice with:

Stained glass

The church has two good windows by famous designers:

  • Chancel east window, 1938 by Martin Travers
  • South Chapel east window, 1938 by Theodora Salusbury
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