St Gluvias Church, Penryn Cornwall.

St Gluvias with Penryn is a Church of England Parish in the Anglican Diocese of Truro

"St Gluvias with Penryn is a Traditional Anglo-Catholic Parish within the Church of England’s 
Diocese of Truro.

We are a loving community, faithful to the Apostolic teaching and faith handed on throughout countless generations. We seek to make known the generous love of God in this Parish through Word, Sacrament, and loving service.

Christians have worshipped on this site since a church was dedicated on 25th July 1318 to St Gluvias the Martyr. St Gluvias was a 6th Century monk who established a hermitage in this area, and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ.  It is our joy to continue in this tradition, worshiping and serving the One God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, through whom we have our calling.

Our main service is a Sung Mass at 10am every Sunday.  A Sunday School takes place most Sunday’s at the same time.  We would love to have you join us; all are welcome.”

We serve refreshments in Church every Sunday morning after Parish Mass.

Church Services

Church Services

Regular pattern of worship

Sunday Services   
8.30 am  Low Mass   
10.00 am Parish Mass sung, with  pipe Organ     
6.00 pm  Solemn Evensong and Benediction as advertised, and on certain feast days - check the Church Diary page.
There is no evening service at St Gluvias on other Sundays in the month.

We serve refreshments in Church every Sunday morning after Parish Mass.

Regular Weekday Services

Low Mass on Tuesdays at 9.15am.

Check the Church Diary page for details

Church Events

Church Events





Church Hall Facilities

Church Hall Facilities

The Hall was opened in 1963 and is situated near the centre of Penryn, hidden behind the houses on the north side of West Street and the residential development of Calver Close.

One enters the building via an entrance hall which gives access to Kitchen, Cloakrooms and the main Hall. These are separately described.

Emergency Exits

The main entrance is also the main emergency exit.
A second emergency exit is accessed through the main Hall and down stairs to the lower level.


We provide this equipment:

  • Electric cooker with three-ring hob; grill and oven under;
  • a small Fridge;
  • a small Microwave oven;
  • a single-bowl Sink with hot and cold water
  • Crockery and some cutlery in cupboards and drawers.

All articles in the kitchen are there for the use of all.

A serving hatch connects the kitchen to the main hall.


The Ladies cloakroom area has one WC cubicle and a separate washbasin in a larger area for coats.

The Gents cloakroom area has one WC cubicle and a separate washbasin in a small area for coats. The electricity cupboard and cleaning materials cupboard are located in this area.

There is presently no disabled tiolet. A project to provide one is awaiting funding.

Main Hall

The main hall is well lit by daylight from new double-glazed windows on three sides. The stage is on the fourth side.

The floor is a ‘sprung’ wooden-planked floor with a clear area of about 13m x 7m (42ft x 23ft).

Heating is by six wall-mounted electric radiant heaters, located well above head height.

There are eight ceiling strip lights.


We provide some furniture:

  • about 40 dark grey plastic chairs, stackable
  • 3 large, plastic-topped tables with folding legs, (1.8m x 0.8m)
  • 1 plastic-topped table, 2.5m x 0.75m
  • 1 wooden table, 2.5m x 0.6m
  • 12 square plastic-topped tables, (0.8m x 0.8m) stackable.


A conventional curtained stage with proscenium arch 4.7m (15ft) wide and 2.8m (9ft) deep.
This typically, at present, is used to store various artefacts. But it can be used.  There is no production stage lighting apart from houselights.

‘Back-stage’ and access

Two stair-ways, one from each side of the stage floor, lead down to the lower floor, with ‘green room’ in the form of two open rooms with a folding divider.

These stairways and the passage-way between them are exit routes to the lower, single, emergency exit doorway.

Both the stairways and the passage-way must be kept completely clear at all times.


Storage for groups which regularly use the Hall is extremely limited.

Fire-safe items may be stored under-stage . This is kept locked and is generally inaccessible for fire safety reasons.

Church Hall Directions

Church Hall Directions

Please note. St Gluvias Parish Hall is not near the Church so please follow the instructions below:

By foot, its address is 48 West Street, Penryn TR10 8ER
The entrance is via a marked gate.
The path leads down via steep steps to the main door.

By car, its address is Calver Close, Penryn TR10 8SG
Follow the road down to the bottom where it opens out. The Hall is on the right.
There is very limited parking (spaces H4-H9 only). You must display a token or risk a penalty notice.
Nine steps lead up from the parking via a narrow path to the main door.

Please click the image below for a map for St Gluvius Church to St Gluvius Parish Hall.







Please click below to find St Gluvias Parish Hall.


Book Our Hall

Book Our Hall

The Calendar below shows all confirmed and provisional bookings for the Hall.

To make a booking:

Check the Calendar below to confirm the time slot you want to book is free for all the sessions you plan
Complete a Booking Form, using either the printable PDF Booking Form [pdf], Download  Here
or the editable DOC Booking Form [doc] for emailing.
To enquire about a booking, or to change a booking, contact Mrs Annie Jones
by email or telephone: details on the Who's who.

Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings, whether regular and occasional.

Who's Who

Vicar Fr Stephen Wales
The Vicarage, Church Hill, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8AJ
Tel: 01 326 378 638

Annie Jones
Tel: 01326 375786
Email: hallbookings@stgluvius.org.uk



On foot:
... needs care: these are some of the hazards
Vehicle traffic on Church Hill is fearsome
The pavement disappears between Travis Perkins and Islington Wharfe.
Crossing Church Hill requires agility: visibility up the hill is poor and the hill is steep.

Accessability from the pavement to the building:
(i) with a few steps, through the Lych Gate
(ii) with less of a step, opposite the West Door
then, entering the South Porch...
a Ramp is available to give step-free access. - Let us know ahead, if possible.

By bus:
to Penryn Bridge
2, 41, 68, 68A, 88, 88A, 89, 90, T14
Then follow 'On foot' above.

By Car:
Turn off B3292 (Church Road/Commercial Road) at turning signed to Mylor and also to St Gluvias Church. Parking just next to the Church is severly limited and generally best not attempted.
Nor does the Church have any agreement with Islington Wharf to use their parking.

Public Parking: on the verge of Commercial Road and in Car Parking off Permarin (approached from up or down St Gluvias Street, or up Truro Lane, and there is other
Car Parking off Commercial Road.