Friends of St Breaca Church in Breage Cornwall
The Friends of St Breaca Church, founded in 2015, unites all, far and near, who feel a connection with the medieval Church of St Breaca in the village of Breage, in the county of Cornwall.
Funds raised by and for the Friends are used for the restoration, repair, upkeep and insurance of the fabric of the church and its contents. Thus, the Friends play an important role in ensuring that future generations can enjoy all that St Breaca Church has to offer.
As well as keeping the building (e.g. the roof and the pinnacles) in good repair, the Friends help conserve the church's many treasures such as the Medieval Wall Paintings.
The Friends aim to keep members updated with News about the Church of St Breaca, including its activities, history and conservation needs. You can also view or download our Newsletters which are in PDF format.
The Village of Breage
Breage was, for many centuries, a mining village: home to generations of tin miners who worked Wheal Vor and many other mines in the locality. Most houses in the village were built as miners’ cottages, using the local granite of which the church is also built.
Breage nestles under Tregonning Hill, which bears the marks of man’s activities over thousands of years: Castle Pencaire Iron Age hill fort, ancient quarries (one of which still serves as a ‘preaching pit’), disused mine shafts and overgrown fields.
Joining 'The Friends'
If you would like to become a Friend of St Breaca Church, please Contact Us. There is no fixed subscription, but we suggest a minimum annual sum of £10.
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