St Agnes Parish Church
St Agnes village is situated on the North Coast of Cornwall in an area of outstandin natural beauty and a world heritage site.
The Parish church is located in the centre of the village and plays an important role in the community. The regular congregation is predominately made up of older people, but many younger families join in outreach activities and look to the Church at times of both celebration and sorrow. The warm welcome offered to visitors and new residents is a feature of church life as is the care and concern extended to those in particular need.
Social events are well attended by Church goers and the wider community alike, providing a means of outreach and celebration. These include the highly popular twice yearly quizzes, Curry and Italian nights, monthly Men's breakfast, mini markets, coffee mornings, summer outings fetes and other events.
The village has a population of 3400 comprising of families, retired people and individuals. There is a thriving main street with shops and other services including a doctor's surgery, dentist and library. There is a popoular surfing beach with an award winning public house.
Organisations in the village include WI, St Agnes theatre players, Beaver, Cub and Scout groups, Brownies, Guides, Football, Rugby, Tennis, Croquet and Netball clubs, Nippers ans Surf Lifesaving club, Gig Rowing, British Legion, Garden Club, Old Cornwall Society, RNLI, Rotary & Probus Clubs.
Events in the village include the ever popoular Bolster Week in May, the Carnival in August and Late night Christmas Shopping.
There is an active Methodist Church in the centre of the village which is part of the Perranporth and St Agnes circuit with a Minister resident in Perranporth. The Roman Catholic Church is in a residential area and a service is held most Saturday evenings at 6 pm. The priest serves a number of churches and lives in Newquay. The churches work closely together ecumenically with joint services held approximately quarterly with the Methodist Church. Initiatives such as Messy Church, Open the Book and Christian Aid have been organized jointly between the churches.