Re-dedication of St Breward War Memorial Hall

On Saturday afternoon 10 November the Reverends Doreen Sraey-Delacassa and David Seymour rededicated the War Memorial Hall in St Breward.  Eric Lowe spoke about the history of the Hall and unveiled a plaque holding a ceramic poppy from the Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red display at the Tower of London in 2014.  The ceramic poppy was donated by a parishioner and the mount was crafted by ivor Chivers

  A raffle held in ad of the British Legion Poppy Appeal raised £82

Remembrance Day in St Breward

Viv Crowle (L) and Joe Kay (R) laid a Wreath on behalf of the community

On Sunday 11th November 150 people of all ages gathered at the War Memorial on Mine Hill to remember the people from our parish who gave their lives during the First and Second World Wars, and all those who have lost their lives in wars and conflicts.

The Brownies and Guides marched up from the Church bringing their banners and the St Breward British Legion Standard which is laid up in the Parish Church.

Phil Nance led the commemoration and Wreaths were laid by Fran Calver on behalf of St Breward WI, Tim Spare whose grandfather’s name is inscribed on the WWI section of the War Memorial, Flight Sgt Carl Pearson on behalf of the RAF and Viv Crowle and Joe Kay on behalf of the community of St Breward

Following the commemoration many people walked down to the Parish Church for the Annual Parish Remembrance Service

Following Remembrance Day the children from School visited the Parish Church to see the display of poppies



Rededication of War Memorial Hall & Film Showings

Re-dedication of St Breward War Memorial Room Saturday 10th November

Although the War Memorial Hall (now part of the Institute & War Memorial Hall was not opened until 1923, November 2018 seems a fitting time to re-dedicate the War Memorial Room.  The War Memorial Hall, a registered War Memorial, was opened in 1923, built by Apprentices from Tor Down Quarry with granite from the quarry, donated by the Nankivell family owned the quarry at that time

The re-dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday 10th November at 1.15pm, conducted by Reverends David Seymour and Doreen Spaey-Delacassa.  Following the short service, refreshments will be served in the Reading Room of the Hall where the History Group will be displaying material relevant to the men of St Breward who served in The Great War, some of whom did not survive the War.

At 2pm, the Moorland Community Cinema will be showing Cornish Tommies (2018) a 15 minute film made by Creative Kernow, and Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) PG starring Anna Neagle, admission donations £3

St Breward has a unique link with the statue of Edith Cavell standing in St Martin’s Place, London.  It has a white marble statue of Edith Cavell on a tall granite pedestal, standing in front of a granite block surmounted by a cross with a statue of the Virgin and Child.  The granite for this memorial to her was quarried at De Lank, St Breward.

Following the film, refreshments will be served in the Reading Room. For more information contact Hall Secretary, Veronica Stansfield  01208 850727



Cards for Good Causes

Christmas is coming!

For many people, sending and receiving Christmas cards heralds the start of the festive season and helps to stave off winter blues with steady reminders that family and friends are thinking of each other during the cold, dark weeks ahead.

Sending a charity Christmas card not only helps brighten someone’s day but also helps support one of the many brilliant organisations working tirelessly to improvelives across the UK.

‘Cards for Good Causes’ help over 250 charities by selling their cards in 300 popup shops across the country. It offers an unrivalled selection of charity Christmascards, wrapping and stocking fillers and promise to return at least 70p in every £1to the individual charity you have chosen to support.

Buying from Cards for Good Causes is a great choice for both you and your chosen charity.

You can see a selection at

Central Methodist Church Launceston from 1st November to 8th December 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday 10am – to 1pm on Saturdays