St. Peter’s Church, Mithian – So sad to see this happening!
Yesterday my partner Paul and I visited the churchyard at St. Peter’s Church, Mithian in Cornwall. This is where Paul’s Mother and Grandparents are laid to rest. We knew the church was closed as there were problems to the roof we believe and just maybe other problems to the building as well.
We’ve missed seeing how lovely the churchyard looks when strewn completely in the Spring with Primroses everywhere, but it still had a beauty of its own for when we arrived this time the churchyard was covered in Bluebells and white Garlic flowers. It kind of made up for the fact the whole place was really overgrown and neglected!
As you will see from the photos I add to this post though, it is very sad to see that it has come to this!!
This noticeboard should really be showing the Church name and other details and the message on the notice pinned to the board has now been weathered away – it’s at the entrance to the churchyard.
And then you get to the entrance gate:
You will see through the gate, that there is a notice on the Church door:
Okay, let’s just have a stroll around and see what’s happening in the churchyard:
The wild flowers bring some beauty to a very sad, neglected churchyard:
This is the main entrance to St. Peter’s Church for all the happy times and sad times and now to see it like this – and with a discarded Rememberance Day wreath too!
Danger Keep Out; Roped off; Fenced off:
And what if a descendant wants to lay flowers here?
Well, at least it is possible to take a break, have a seat … and wonder what will become of the church and churchyard!
There are some wild flowers spreading about in the churchyard – this will help create a haven for all sorts of creepie crawlie insects and wildlife – so that’s good!
And of course, this day and age, we couldn’t really expect anything else than someone showing some disrespect in a churchyard!!!
We plan on visiting this churchyard on a regular basis, particularly to see how it progresses with regard to what will happen to the church and therefore what will happen to the churchyard!! I will try and investigate what the plans are and hopefully there aren’t any to flatten the churchyard!! It’s a bit of a worry.