Cornwall is lucky enough to be home to at least 58 different species of mammal ranging from the tiny pygmy shrew weighing in at 5g, to the fin whale which can tip the scales at 80 tonnes. Cornwall is unusual in that many of our native mammals are found around the coasts where whales, dolphins and seals feed in the rich, shallow waters.
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” The opening line from Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel ‘Rebecca’ which has been captured on film again and will be shown on Netflix, starting Wednesday 21st October. This latest version stars Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas as the fearsome Mrs Danvers.
All around the coast of Cornwall you will come across churches with maritime connections. Many of them have towers used as daymarks by sailors and fishermen to guide them safely back to harbour, others will be the resting place of those taken by the sea. They have all been and continue to be a place of sanctuary, somewhere to shelter from the storm, be it the westerly winds or the troubles in your life.
Here's a selection of religious sites going around the coast from the far north to the south eastern corner.