Welcome to the Church of St Sampson's, Golant
We are an active congregation with services every Sunday and a quiet, said Evening Prayer at 6pm every
Thursday evening. Holy Communion is normally celebrated on the first, second, fourth and fifth Sundays
at 9.15am; Evensong with hymns is said on the third Sunday of each month at 6pm.
We are blessed with a very talented choir which practises every Thursday evening at 7.15pm in Church
and leads our worship on the second & fourth Sundays each month. The choir really comes into its own at
special festivals: Advent, Christmas, Easter & St Sampson's Day (nearest Sunday to July 28th). (Musical
Director: Sheila Funnell)
In addition we have a small ring of 5 bells which are rung before the morning services (ie 3 times a
month). Our enthusiastic band of ringers practises each Monday evening at 6.30pm. Touring teams of
ringers often visit the church during the summer months. (Captain of the Bells: Ruth Varco).
Newcomers or visitors to both choir and bell ringers are very welcome!
The organ is a surprisingly fine instrument for the size of church! It is a hybrid built some twenty years
ago by the Cornish organ builder, Lance Foy. Most of the pipework was made by Heard's of Truro
(Victorian) & was removed from St Michael's Church at Newquay when a new organ was installed there in
the 1950s; one wooden pedal rank was salvaged from the 'new' organ at St Michael's when that church was
set alight by vandals in 1993; the trumpet pipework is new. We are fortunate to have three organists!
The Rector is The Revd Philip de Grey-Warter who is also the Vicar of Fowey (The Church of St Fimbarrus).
They can be contacted at:
The Churchwardens of St Sampson's are:
Carol White: email@example.com
Robert Dunley: firstname.lastname@example.org