Ensuring that all children, young people and adults at risk are kept safe, whilst in our care is an integral part of church life.

If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact


Name: Amanda Knowles

Role: Parish Safeguarding Officer. (P.S.O.)

Contact: 07933 398197


Name: Andy Earl

Role: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. (D.S.A.)

Contact: 01872 241507 Email:


Name: Joanne Pomery

Role: Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Contact: 01872 360037 Email:


Multi-Agency Referral Unit

0300 1231 116

for immediate risk of harm

or Police 101 or 999

The Parish Of Par, Cornwall, United Kingdom


Thank you for visiting our website. This website is intended to give visitors an insight into our parish, its two churches, our church life and our outreach activities.


The Parish of Par is in the Diocese of Truro in Cornwall and is situated on the south coast of Cornwall, between the town of St Austell and the Port of Fowey.


The parish has two churches, St Mary's Church, Biscovey, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Par.  Further information on both these churches is given elsewhere in this website.  St Mary's church is situated at St Blazey Gate and The Church of the Good Shepherd is in Par Green.  Together they form the Parish of Par, within the Deanery of St Austell and are part of the Diocese of Truro within the Church of Englan.


The Parochial Church Council of Par (PCC Par) is a body corporate and a charity excepted from registration with the Charity Commission.


Within the Diocese we are registered as a Fairtrade Parish for the sale and use of tea, coffee and sugar.

We are always delighted to meet new people in our church whether they are visitors to the area or locals who wish to know more about our worship and special church services that are available for our local parishioners, for Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals. 


The days and times of our regular services are shown on the "Church Services" Menu Tab of this web site. 


For Weddings, Baptism and Funerals, please access the "Weddings etc" tab for further details.     


Refurbishment of St Mary's Church

Between 2017 and 2020 we had a project for the refurbishment of St Mary's church.  The main aim of the project was to refurbish the tower and spire fit for the future of our parish together with concurrent complementary refdurbishment of the remainder of the church. The nett cost of the capital works amounted to £304,651.


Internal works to the walls will cost a further £24,550 - which we need to raise!

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