When the Cornish hedges around Gwinear
abound with bluebells, campion, and
meadow sweet, when you can find
wild strawberry flowers in the hedgerow too,
that is when, on the first Sunday in May,
we celebrate Gwinear's Feast Day.
Sometimes there is a procession from the former Vicarage.
The service begins with part of the Canticle which is then interwoven with the liturgy throughout the
In 1923 a church member from Gwinear visited Pluvigner, heard their congregation sing the long tale
of St Gwinear's life set to a 7th century melody. He had the Breton version translated and we sing
additional verses which tell of the building of our church tower in1441.
Bishop Chris led our worship on this occasion.
Everyone enjoyed a shared lunch.
especially the Churchwardens!