An alumni of Salisbury Theological College has published a comprehensive overview of Cornwall’s Anglican church buildings built in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Canon Michael Warner’s book, A Time To Build – Signposts to the Building, Restoration, Enhancement and Maintenance of Cornwall’s Anglican Churches and Mission Rooms 1800-2000, is 35 years in the making, drawn from a large file he compiled as secretary to the Truro Diocesan Advisory Committee.
An ordained priest for 50 years, Warner is now retired and serves as non-residentiary Canon Emeritus of Truro Cathedral.
A Time to Build is a large-format, 342-page hardback divided into two sections: introductory chapters detailing the history of the buildings and administrative processes involved, followed by a comprehensive gazetteer, listing all of the identifiable works carried out in churches and associated properties across the length and breadth of Cornwall – from Advent to Zennor.
Using original legal sources, contemporary newspaper references, parish documents, guide books and previously overlooked resources, the gazetteer provides a wealth of information to architectural historians, students, parishioners and anyone interested in knowing more about Cornwall’s Anglican church history in the 19th and 20th centuries.
You can buy A Time to Build by contacting Canon Michael via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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