St Just Miners' Chapel

A Place for inspiration, learning, community, faith and restoration

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.

For further updates keep an eye on our News section along with our Facebook page.

Candle set in a miner's pick-head

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

We invite you to become a
Cornish Pard and help us look after
St Just Miners' Chapel

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
National Trust
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

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"Freedom Day"...What has changed? In short, nothing.

After hearing the concerns of our staff, the other business owners in St Just and their staff, it was immediately clear that no one was looking forward to Free For All Day.

Wanting to keep the indoor mask rule, but worried about possible abuse from the public and resistance to requests to wear them, it seemed that if we were all in unison on this issue, we should make it clear that as a town, and a business community we should speak up in one collective voice.

Gallery managers Fynn and Zinzi Tucker felt a duty of care to the staff and community to let visitors and locals alike know that we stand together in our wish, to politely but unambiguously request that you wear a mask in our businesses - and so the idea was born.

This poster can be seen across St Just and in the windows of almost every business. It stands as a show of solidarity to each other and the community and says "It isn't about YOU, it is about US. Let's look after each other. It should be our "personal choice" to care about each other's health and wellbeing, even if it means wearing a mask for a few minutes when in the shop or a gallery when you'd rather not. When you are our guest, WE would like you to."

Most businesses in St Just are independent, many family owned, and all are dependant on small teams. If one of that team falls ill or has to isolate, it impacts that business and will most likely result in that business closing for 10 days. In the interests of keeping shops and business open over the summer, please wear a mask!

Please share the poster, and if you'd like a copy, just let us know.

If you have a holiday let, please share this post and/or poster with your guests so that they know that St Just businesses expect and appreciate them wearing a mask!

Thank you!

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Good old st just, doing the right thing guys 😍

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Website proudly supported by our first two Pards, Michael and Emily at Webfooted Designs