Help us raise £2 million to secure the future of this iconic building
– Repairing and restoring the fabric of the buildings and graveyard
– Performing in song, music and drama
– Telling the story of St Just through its people
– Promoting training opportunities
– Use as a centre by our community
Keeping The Doors Open
St Just Miners' Chapel Charity Number 1180038
A Place for inspiration, learning, community, faith and restoration
Events and Activities for 2020 at the Miners’ Chapel Cancelled
What’s happening at the Miners’ Chapel?
Sadly, we have cancelled or postponed events and activities for March and April. Our programme for May and beyond depends on what advice we are given.
We are working from home. This includes fund raising, developing programmes and planning for the future.
a lighted candle is set in a miner's pick-head within a circle of blue it represents
Light, shining out of our industrial past,
taken around the world by sons and daughters of this town
What People Say
"I love how much you do with this amazing building. Always a joy to visit." (Southampton)
"Incredible concert here." (Local)
"A really fascinating exhibition. Great to learn more about the history of St Just." (Local)
"I love the organ and I like the way you take care of the graves." (a Scout)
"Thank you for the warm welcome. A national treasure - signing up to be a Pard!" (Somerset)
St Justers still call each other Pard
Pards worked together underground
They were partners.
Many were lifelong friends
Pards looked after each other
Cornish Pards agree to give not less than £100 for at least one year
That's one cup of coffee a week!
Many thanks to our very first two Pards Emily & Michael at Webfooted Designs, for contributing this website.
Their generosity has played a large part in encouraging the Church Council to keep the doors open.
Other Supporters and Local Groups:
Old Cornwall Society
Cornwall County Archives
St Just Town Council
Halifax Organ Academy
Cape Cornwall Scout Group
Penwith Youth String Orchestra
Pendeen Silver Band
International Male Voice Choir Festival
St Just Free Church
St Just Parish Church
Armistice Day Friday 11th November arrangements are:
A short service will be held at the war memorial, please congregate by 10.45am. Reverend Annie Henry and Doug Luxford will lead the service and Gail Barnes will play the Last Post and Reveille. Year 6 of St Just Primary School will lay their crosses. Anyone wishing to lay their wreath in advance of the Act of Remembrance on Sunday is welcome.
Remembrance Sunday 13th November arrangements are:
Wreath collectors and others who want to participate in the parade can congregate from 9.45am at the Chapel, where refreshments will be available.
The parade will leave the St Just Miners' Chapel at 10.45am. We will pause at the war memorial for a brief service led by Reverend Ian Lowell and Doug Luxford. Gail Barnes will play the Last Post and Reveille. After the laying of the wreaths and crosses we will move on to St Just-in-Penwith Parish Church.
After the church service refreshments and conversation will be available at the St Just Old Town Hall.
There are still wreaths available if you haven't pre-order.
The parade is open to everyone, not just wreath layers.
Many thanks to all who have given their time freely to organise the Act of Remembrance.
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Once again the behind the scenes preparation is underway for the St Just Christmas Tree Festival. The trees are ordered (Wilson Trees) and community groups are making decorations and checking their lights are still working! This year we are expanding the tree numbers back to pre-Covid times and have a few trees available for new decorators!
How it works: we supply the trees, the electricity for the lights and the theme for the year and the rest is up to you. This years theme is Pantomimes (or panto type stories). You have to decorate the tree with your lights and whatever else inspires you to represent the panto you have chosen. For example, if you have chosen Jack and the Beanstalk you might use green trimmings to illustrate the beanstalk and different baubles the beans plus Jack and the Giant! Use your imagination and I’m sure you’ll come up with better ideas than me. 😁
The cost is £30 per tree. You can be a group of friends/family, work colleagues, local business or any other combination of people who would like to keep this local tradition ongoing and enjoy tree decorating.
The trees will be decorated on the morning of 9th December and the festival will open that night. Each tree group commits to staffing the festival for one afternoon 3-6pm and making hot drinks etc for anyone who wants one!
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