New Talk To Give Insight Into Scilly’s Religious Buildings

St Mary's Parish Church

St Mary’s Parish Church

You can learn more about the history of Scilly’s places of worship tomorrow night with the launch of a new fundraising talk.

Throughout the summer, George Teideman has hosted guided walks around the islands to raise money for the Children’s Hospice in Cornwall.

But this Friday he’s raising cash for the Parish Church, sharing facts and stories about religion here going back to the sixth century and the Coptic monks.

George was a churchwarden for eight years and his interest in the history of the Parish Church was sparked by a plaque at the entrance, which describes the “munificence of King William IV and the expense of Augustus Smith.”

George’s talk isn’t limited to the Anglican churches on the islands and he says he wants locals and visitors to learn more about some of Scilly’s numerous religious buildings and sites.

The 75-minute event will be relaxed and include walks around the inside and outside of the building.

‘Unravelling the Parish Church’ starts at 8pm at the Parish Church tomorrow evening (6th September). Entry is £5 on the door with all proceeds going to the Church Restoration Appeal.