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In the footsteps of St. Just and St. Mawes

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St. Mawes is a charming Cornish costal village that we visited 26 years ago while on a walking trip on the Cornish Coastal Path (we were a bit younger!). We delighted to see the Rising Sun, the old inn where we stayed then. The inn isn't as splendid as we remember, but not much else has changed in St. Mawes, including the 6th C well tucked away in a wall, still providing holy water to Christian pilgrims. Then we were off to St. Just in Roseland (the name comes from the Cornish word for promontory) which is as beautiful as if named for the flower. The church is, however, QUITE A WAY down a hill - and the hill serves as the parish cemetery, so we think it must be very difficult to find pallbearers. St. Just was founded in 550 !!! and the current church built in the 13th C. The list of rectors on the wall gives names from 1265 onward. One of those rectors had the organ pipes painted (he must have been a jolly fellow), and the parish needleworkers have produced handsome kneelers, including a section of cute animals for children.

Posted by HopeEakins 11:40 Archived in United Kingdom

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I love the kneelers, not so much the green organ pipes!

by JaneKline

What a heavenly spot - with so many good memories of days gone by. We change over the years, but the rose just keep growing.
Personal note: John Rhodes graduates tomorrow. Family comes to celebrate with him.

by Seabury

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