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Friends 3rd Anniversary Event: Sue Sayer on Cornish Seals

We celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the Friends of St Breaca Church with an illustrated talk by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group in Breage Village Hall on 17 May 2018. Sue entertained us with fascinating facts and touching stories about Cornish seals.

Pinnacles not as bad as first feared

The pinnacles are unlikely to go anywhere, because the metal rods supporting them are all OK. The problem is that the pointing has crumbled, causing the pinnacles to lean. This has been raked out, and the pinnacles will be wedged upright and repointed.

Penzance Orpheus Ladies Choir concert in aid of Friends

A good audience enjoyed a lovely concert by the Penzance Orpheus Ladies Choir on 15 August 2018. The money raised will go towards the pinnacle repairs now under way.

Pinnacles appeal launched at October event

Martin Matthews, the well-known local historian, gave a very well received illustrated talk on Breage parish in church on 11 October 2017. This event also saw the launch of an appeal to raise the additional funds needed for the pinnacles repairs.

Cornwall Historic Churches Trust make grant towards pinnacles project

We are grateful to the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust for a grant of 5,000 towards the cost of repairing the pinnacles.

Wolfson Foundation makes grant towards pinnacles project

We are grateful to the Wolfson Foundation Trustees who have decided to offer a grant award of up to 5,000 towards the cost of repairs to the pinnacles.

Friends summer concert with the Richmond Singers & Falmouth Glee Singers

Despite the cold, wet and generally miserable summer's evening, a good audience turned out to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment by the Richmond Singers and the Falmouth Glee Singers, in church on Wednesday 16 August 2017.

Friends 2nd Anniversary event: John Strike on Shipwrecks

John Strike entertained us in Breage Village Hall on 11 May 2017 with his collection of magic lantern slides of Cornish shipwrecks and other things of local interest. We enjoyed pasties in the interval, and a good time was had by all.

Friends pay for clock repair

Many villagers are relieved to see (and hear!) that the church clock is working once again, having been out of action for quite some time. A seized bearing in the autowinding unit had to be replaced, and the Friends have paid for the repair.

The pinnacles: our next project!

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded 16,500 to develop a project to stabilise our pinnacles. We also need to raise more funds, and write a heritage activity plan. All being well, a further grant of 180,000 will part-fund the repair work itself in 2018.

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