A time to Build: first book to overview Cornwall’s churches launched

April 5, 2022

The first comprehensive overview of Cornwall’s Anglican church buildings covering the 19th and 20th centuries has finally hit bookshelves.

A Time To Build – Signposts to the Building, Restoration, Enhancement and Maintenance of Cornwall’s Anglican Churches and Mission Rooms 1800-2000 has been written by Canon Michael Warner, former Truro Diocesan Advisory Committee secretary.

The book, which retails at £45, has been described as ‘the consequence of a lifetime’s study and research’. Indeed, Canon Michael has been an ordained priest for 50 years and has served in the Diocese of Truro for 45 of those years.

Historian Dr Jo Mattingly has reviewed the book. She says: “Equally a guide for Cornish church afficianados and local historians as for priests, churchwardens and Diocesan Advisors, A Time to Build can be highly recommended.  It will, I am sure become, one of the key reference works of the 21st century and not just in Cornwall.”

A Time To Build by Michael Warner is available by writing to 98 Porthpean Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4PN; by calling 01726 64130, or emailing m.j.w.w@btinternet.com

A Time to Build – Signposts to the Building, Restoration, Enhancement, and Maintenance of Cornwall’s Anglican Churches and Mission Rooms 1800-2000 by Michael Warner (Scryfa, 2022), 342pp.

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