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Our Vision of St Mabyn Church

What are we about here in St Mabyn? St Mabyn Church is a place of Celtic spirituality - where it is easier to know that God is especially near and to feel free from other demands. Many people understand this idea and come into this church for solitude and peace in times of need. We know very little about St Mabena other than she lived here and shared her faith in Jesus, and for that she is remembered. And here we are, centuries later, seeking to carry on the business of following and sharing the Good News of Jesus.

We are not all the same but we are challenged to love everyone around us with the same degree of compassion that Jesus had, and try hard to help people understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and start to follow him as well.

(By the way we don’t think we’re that good at all of this yet, but part of our mission is to get better!) Our Vision is for a church which is steeped in prayer and open to God's Spirit where together we seek to grow and enjoy our life in Christ. The aim or outlook of St Mabyn Church is captured in the words of the song by Stu Townend, Vagabonds. It’s certainly a real challenge to live up to the sentiments expressed here. Have a listen by following this link to YouTube:-

Doing Church Differently

The vision of St Mabyn Church is to grow from the ground up. The time when a Village Church had its own full time Vicar has gone, and it is now the responsibility of all of the congregation to play a greater role in worship and pastoral care. This is now happening with people within the Church accepting this challenge to grow, and not expecting the Vicar to do everything. This can be seen in a number of actions:

St Mabyn Church is on the move - why not come in and play a part in its future growth?

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding, please contact: 

In the Parish: Cherry Mitchell, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 01208 850345
In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351 or after 5pm and at weekends, 01208 251300
Local Authority Children’s Social Care, 0300 123 1116
Local Authority Adult Social Care, 0300 1234131.