Tregaminion Chapel of Ease


Tregaminion Chapel

Services at Tregaminion Chapel

Sunday 3rd May 2015 - 5th Sunday of Easter
No service at Tregaminion
Sunday 10th May 2015 - 6th Sunday of Easter
9.30 am Mattins
Sunday 17th May 2015 - 7th Sunday of Easter
No service at Tregaminion
Sunday 24th May - 8th Sunday of Easter
9.30 am Mattins

The Tregaminion Chapel of Ease

The Chapel is located about halfway between the turn down to Polkerris and the gate of Menabilley House on the road leading to Poldridmouth.

The Tregaminion Chapel built of stone stands amongst trees, where in the spring, snowdrops, primroses, bluebells flower, followed by rhododendrons and hydrangeas as the year moves on into summer.

The foundation stone was laid in April 1813 by Rachel the wife of William Rashleigh Esquire, living at Menabilley, on his estate at Tregaminion Barton. When the foundations were dug in 1813, a carved stone was found, bearing the Rashleigh arms. This stone is built into the wall over the porch. It was another two years before the Chapel was completed.

Approximately six months after laying the foundation stone, Rachel, whilst staying at Maidstone, was taken ill and died on the 2nd September 1813. Her body was returned to Cornwall and she was interred in the family vault at Tywardreath Parish Church with those of her two children: Rachel and Charlotte.

The consecration of the Chapel took place in 1816.

William Rashleigh married again, and in April 1817, a son, William was born and his baptism was held at the Chapel in July 1817.

Tregaminion Chapel pulpit

Pulpit in Tregaminion Chapel

Who's Who
St Andrew's, Tywardreath, with Tregaminion Chapel of Ease
Parish Priest The parish is "in transition" - there is, for the time being, no regular priest in charge -
Diocesan Reader Mr A W Nicholls, 121 Station Road, St Blazey, Par 814649
Churchwardens Mr Ron Seed, 6 Trenant Road, Tywardreath, Par. (contact for Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals) 813533
Mr David Hughes, Fiddlers Green, Castledore Road, Tywardreath, Par 812982
PCC Secretary Mrs Belinda Raymond, 30 Polmear Parc, Par PL24 2AU 337706
Lay Pastoral Minister & Safeguarding Co-ordinator Mrs Kathryn Richardson 813128
PCC Treasurer Mr Ron Seed, 6 Trenant Road, Tywardreath, Par 813533