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St. Senara's Church

St. Senara's Church

St. Senara's church dates back to the 12th Century, although there was undoubtedly a smaller Celtic church on the site from the 6th Century A.D. when missionaries from Ireland and Brittany came to convert the Cornish to Christianity.

Senara is the patron saint of Zennor, and although little is known about her, legend connects her to Princess Asenora of Brittany.

Inside the chapel stands the Mermaid Chair, a carving that is probably 600 years old. Local legend tells how a beautiful, strange woman used to sit in the back of the church listening to the singing of local chorister, Matthew Trewhella. One evening she lured him down to Pendour Cove, along the stream, and it is said you can hear the lovers singing together on a summer's evening.

Morning services usually take place every Sunday, at 11.00am. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, and Matins on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. 

Priest -in-charge Revd. John holland  01736 796206 email: vicar-cbl@fsmail.net

Churchwardens: Gilly Wyatt-Smith 01736 786425 email : gilly@yewtreegallery.com

                           Peter Cattran    Tel: 01736 796977  email: tregarthan@msn.com

Inside Zennor Church
Mermaid Chair
Cornish Pride

2008 Zennor Parish Council