Welcome to the Petroc Benefice

Welcome to the website for the Church in Padstow, Trevone, St. Merryn, St. Issey and Little Petherick. We are a group of Christian communities in a beautiful part of North Cornwall between the Camel Estuary and Trevose Head. We pray together, serve our local communities and bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Some of our churches go back to the time of St Petroc in the sixth century. Each church is different but we hold the Catholic faith as received by the Church of England and identify with these principles:

  • We are Christian churches. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a person of faith or not.
  • All the baptised are welcome to receive Holy Communion, which is the pledge of Christ’s love and sign of our union in the Body of Christ. All are invited to become a member of the Church, the Body of Christ, through Baptism.
  • We are an inclusive church. There is no discrimination on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, sexual orientation or social class.

Contact us via the Benefice Office: 01841 534898 – pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com




09.30  ST ISSEY on the 1st, 4th and 5th Sundays in the month

09.30  ST PETROC MINOR, LITTLE PETHERICK on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays in the month 

11.00  ST MERRYN 


16.00  FAMILY TEATIME SERVICE twice a month  (2nd Sunday in the month at Trevone ; 4th Sunday in the month at Padstow)

Out of the holiday season there is often a single Benefice Eucharist in one of our churches on the fifth Sunday of the month, check the Weekly News and the Church Noticeboards.

About Us

Our People, Saints, Churches & Policies

God Stuff

When we Worship and what we Believe


How to get involved in our Communities


Events and Newsletters

Life Events

How to arrange a Christening, Marriage or Funeral


Things for Children and Families in our Churches


We are committed to safeguarding because we all have the right to be treated with respect and live lives free from abuse and neglect. This is fundamental to our Christian faith and our parishes are committed to these values through our safeguarding policies, training, and safe recruitment procedures. We promote a culture where people are aware of safeguarding issues, recognise the importance of vigilance and are open-minded and honest. We want to be a community where all feel safe, secure and respected and where their viewpoints are valued.

If you are worried about the safety and welfare of someone you know, please talk to the parish Safeguarding Officers: Padstow: Patrick Atkinson, 07766 402554; St Merryn: Rosie Simpkins, 01841 540665; St Issey & Little Petherick: Avril Heard, 01841 541135; or the Rector, when appointed.

If you have been abused or neglected in the past and would like to talk about it, the Diocese of Truro offers a service called Listening to Survivors of Abuse. Contact Sarah Acraman on 01872 274351 or e-mail sarah.acraman@truro.anglican.org or after 5pm and at weekends: 01208 251300. Other useful numbers include: Childline: 0800 1111 ; Social Care (children & adults): 0300 1231 116 ; The Police: 101 (in an emergency contact the police on 999).