Curriculum Kernewek

Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2011

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Books for teachers:

Victoria County History , Philmore, 2007

Unity and Variety – A History of The Church in Devon and Cornwall, Nicholas Orme, University of Exeter Press, 1991

The Saints of Cornwall, Nicholas Orme Oxford University Press, 2000

In The Shadow Of St.Piran – The History Of The Saint And His Foundations at Perranzabuloe, Eileen Carter, Lodenek Press, 2001

The Saint's Way - Forth An Syns, Michael Gill, Gorseth

The Saints Way - guide cards, Ginny and Heulyn Lewis, Pelican Studio

The Saints Of Cornwall Part 1-5, Gilbert H Doble, Llanerch Publishers

The Saints of Cornwall – 1500 Years of Christian Landscape, Catherine Rachel John, Tabb House, 2001

Online: – featuring the 'Land of Saints' unit of work which explores the lives of the Cornish Saints. – a good introduction to St Piran's Churches – provides further information about St Piran related sites. – outlines the stories linked to Joseph of Arimathea


  • Churches, Holy Wells and Stone Crosses in your locality which are dedicated to Cornish Saints are straightforward places to visit. Churches in particular may be worth a visit as they may have been built on the site of a chapel built by a saint or may feature relics or depictions of the saint e.g. in stained glass windows.
  • St Piran's Oratory (SW 7717 5645), near Perranporth, is good place to imagine the arrival of St Piran.
  • St Michael's Mount is mentioned as one of the places that Jesus is supposed to have visited as a teenager with his tin trading uncle, Joseph of Arimathea.
Use the Curriculum Kernewek Map to identify early Christian sites in your locality.