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Address: Church St, Liskeard PL14 3AQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1579 347411
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10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 12:30
17:45 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
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St Martin's Church in Liskeard is a medieval Grade II* listed building,...

St Martin's Church in Liskeard is a medieval Grade II* listed building, dating back to 1428. It is the second largest parish church in the Diocese of Truro.

The building is dedicated to St Martin of Tours, a roman soldier who cut his cloak in half and gave one half to a beggar. That night he dreamed that he saw Jesus wearing the cloak. He went on to become the Bishop of Tours.

The church comprises a central aisle and two side aisles, plus a Lady Chapel. It has one of the best organs in Cornwall, and some beautiful decorative features. The old font has a superb carved cover. The pulpit is of English oak, tastefully decorated with rich arabesque carving. The clergy stall, referred to in the church as “the rocket” because of it’s shape, is also beautifully carved, and adorned with a carved angel.

Perhaps the most unusual feature is the war memorial frieze. This highly decorated frieze depicts Christ in the centre with panels either side. The left-hand panel shows six individuals (three men; three women) in differing military uniforms, representing the army, navy and air force. The panel to the right depicts the different roles that civilians played, including a nurse, and a fireman. More unusually, on the far right of the panel, a land-girl is depicted, recognising the contribution they made to the war effort. With so many men away in the armed forces, the civilian pane shows five women and just the one man. In total then the two panes show eight women and four men – again, very unusual for war memorials which often focus on the sacrifices made by the men.

The churchmanship is “open evangelical” and services are held at 9:30, 11:00 and 18:00 on Sundays. On the first and third Sundays the service is a cafe-style service and is held in the church hall, so the church itself will be closed until the 11:00 o’clock service.

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St Martin's is a church building which has stood proud and tall for hundreds of years. It is easily visible for miles around. If history and architecture are your thing, then... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

St Martin's is a church building which has stood proud and tall for hundreds of years. It is easily visible for miles around. If history and architecture are your thing, then there is plenty to interest you here. But St Martin's church is much more than just a building..... It is obvious there is a lot of love and care... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

St Martins is my childhood church, and although I no longer live in Cornwall, I always make sure that I attend a service when I'm in Liskeard. The church itself is stunning and historical - in fact it's so nice that I chose to have my wedding there, despite living in London. As a bride, it's a fantastic place to... More 

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Mike_Sturgess, SMart Film Club organiser at St Martin's Church, responded to this review

Thank you Cornish_Pixie_10. The SMart Film Club has actually been running for over 18 years now. In case anyone is concerned about the copyright position, we are able to show films under our CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) licence, provided we don't charge for entry. There is an extra cost to including the licence to show films, but we think... More 

Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

there are so many things to say about the building ,the angel bosses, the wonderful war memorial ,and the organ ---however come and have the experience ,there is a lot of information easily assessable to make your visit interesting and worthwhile. Must not forget that this has been and still is a place of worship and there are many differate... More 

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Lanivet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

what a magical place! we went to the christmas service with her old school and she sang for the school in their choir. The church has a lot of parking and once inside the people are welcoming and friendly.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

live right next door, sweet little church, graveyard kept well, unlike the surroundings of the churches gate unfortunately

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

In a town which for almost two hundred years has been predominantly Methodist this is a surprisingly big parish church. I have never been here to a regular service, only two family weddings and one funeral, each of those more than thirty years ago. Just before last Christmas I took a stroll though the burial ground to visit the grave... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I had an interest in this building and was delighted to find it open with a warm welcome from a charming lady who was arranging flowers. The main door dates back to Norman times and is well worth a 2nd look. The vaulted timbers of the building have been fully exposed giving a good insight into the construction . Several... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

A beautiful old church which brings hope and peace to all who go inside. With a beautiful entrance and carpets.

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