The Chapel, south aisle, dedicated to The Rev. Alfred Hancock.
Alfred was involved in plans for changing the use of this aisle.
This chapel provides a versatile space for reflection or meeting.
Into this quiet space the light pours through the windows to the south
and the east at all times of the year, passing over and through the
altar, over the wooden floorand moveable seating.
The altar surface is Delabole slate and the body is a shaped wooden
vessel-form. The slowly grown Cornish oak used to make this shape
is full of colours, knots and swirls of grain. The shape may be seen to symbolise a pair of cupped hands palm to palm, a nest,
a basket, or a ship. Figuratively it can hold the ideas, hopes and cares of people. St Gwinear would have used small vessels in order
to move between Ireland, Brittany, and, of course, our north coast. Although folklore suggests a millstone as a vessel, it is probable
that travellers did voyage in seaworthy hide-covered boats. ( Simon Gendell )
Congregation members and friends worked on tapestry
hassocks, and seat covers which used different tapestry
stitches to represent the field patterns around the village.
A Chalice for St Gwinear- -the gift of Charles and Diana Hall