Purple & Gold
Chairman: Mrs Diana Osborne 01726 814017.
Secretary: Ms Barbara Seed 01726 814286.
Treasurer: Ms Sandra Russell 01726 813860
The web pages for Par OCS have been updated
Par OCS Web page update - reports for the meetings held over the last season should anyone be interested in those speakers. They will be available for probably two months when the next programme will be available.
St Mary the Virgin at St Blazey Gate
As a large number of POCS members also attend the Church of St Mary the Virgin at St Blazey Gate, I wondered whether details of the CrowdFunder page on behalf of the Save Our Spire Appeal could be circulated to FOCS members? The page is live for the next 26 days. The church urgently needs to repair the crumbling Spire or risk closure, it is already on the At Risk Register. It is of considerable architectural importance as it was the first commission for George Edmund Street. He also designed & renovated many other churches in Cornwall, as well as the rest of the country, The Royal Courts of Law being his most famous achievement.
HLF have offered £250,000 provided the church can fund the remaining £100,000 which is needed to carry out the necessary works, of which nearly half has been raised by church members, grant funding & community events. Full details of the appeal & a video on the CrowdFunder page tell the whole story. To access this go to
Photo: Terry Knight