St Paul the Apostle, Tintagel

As far back as 1946 the Bodmin Chapter of the Canons Regular of the Lateran had agreed to purchase a site for a church in Tintagel.  This site, on which the church now stands, was acquired for £390 on 6 August 1946.  It was through the bequest of Robert and Daisy Lund, who had resided in Tintagel, that the building of a church there was made possible.  This gem of a church, dedicated to St Paul the Apostle, and building in modern style of local Cornish material after the design of Mr Vyvyan Salisbury, was opened by Bishop Restieaux of Plymouth on 23 February 1968.  “We all greatly admire the new church which, I think, is a great success“, wrote the Bishop.  Visitors to Tintagel will notice the beautiful windows, made under the direction of Dom Charles Norris, OSB, of Buckfast Abbey.

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Interior of St Paul the Apostle, Tintagel

We are grateful to Fr Ambrose Whitehead CRL whose book 100 Years in Cornwall, a History of a Canon Regular Ministry (1991) provided much of the information given on the history of our churches.