Falmouth Parish Church of King Charles the Martyr - Cornwall

The Visitor Welcome Team
Recently I had the pleasure of accompanying a sprightly 85 year old lady on her visit to the church. Upon seeing the font, she cried ‘that’s where I was baptised!’
Jenny – a member of the welcome team
What do you do?
We are a group of volunteers who try to keep the church open on weekdays for anyone who wishes to visit.
Who visits the church?
Our visitors come for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps just because they are interested in churches and old buildings, or in the history of our particular church, or because they have some personal connection with it, or they are investigating their family history. Some just want to come in to pray or sit quietly.
When can I visit?
From Easter to the end of October we try to ensure the church is open from 11am to 1pm or 1pm to 3pm. From November to Easter the church is open on Thursday from 11am to midday.
What about the disabled?
There are steps to get up, and if you are in a wheelchair they are difficult without extra, strong helpers.

 

There is no parking at the church, and as it is in the centre of Falmouth, parking on the street outside is hard to find. There is a small pay and display car park at the end of New Street, about 200 metres from the church.
Do you hold old records?
If you want to inspect old church records, we hold documents relating to the last 50 years.

 

For anything before that the best place to search is at the Truro Records Office, where our older papers and records are now held.

 

The Records Office is at Old County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY

 

It’s best to ring them first -Tel: 01872 323127

 

Web page: search ‘records and archives’ at www.cornwall.gov.uk
How do I arrange to visit the church?
If you want to visit the church and are coming from any distance the sensible thing to do is to call the church number (01326 313051) to make arrangements. There is an answerphone on that number; if you leave a message one of us will call you.