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.


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.




Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:


In the Parish: Ruth Wyatt,  Parish Child Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Tel contact – 01726 832811


In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351


Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

In emergency situation:


Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131



St Mary’s Churchyard


In 2013 the gravestones in the Churchyard at St Mary’s Church Biscovey were inspected by Cornwall Council, and some were declared unsafe.  It is the legal responsibility of the descendents of the deceased to make them safe.  Notices for further information were attached to each headstone that required attention.


If you are descended from anyone buried in the Churchyard please visit and check whether your family headstone is one that needs to be made safe.


In 2016, Cornwall Council commissioned Cormac Solutions to carry out a further survey of the graves and gave notice that there were still headstones that required safety work.  They recommeded that the safest remedy was for these headstones to be either laid on their respective graves or against the nearest wall.  This work was carried out in 2017.



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