Behind the scenes and services are a team of parishioners who faithfully endeavour to keep the Church running smoothly.
The Vicar of Talland
MARILYN ELLIOTT is our current Vicar and maintains the seven churches of our Benefice. They are St Tallan-Talland, St Ildierna-Lansallos, St. Nun-Pelynt, St. Saviour-Polruan, St. John-Bodinnick, St. Marnarch-Lanreath & St. Wyllow-Lanteglos-by-Fowey of the Benefice. Marilyn is Cornish by birth, Christened, Confirmed and Married at St Mary Magdalene Church in Launceston.
GARY EVE Reverend Gary Eve has joined the Benefice and supports Marilyn in her Ministry. Gary was licenced at a special service at St. Nun Church, Pelynt on Sunday 5th February, 2017 by the Rt. Rev’d. Chris Goldsmith, Bishop of St. Germans.
WITHOUT THE PARISHIONERS there would be no Church. Together they build a common bond and each contribute to the continued worship of faith as our predecessors have over the last 1500 years on this Holy Site. We have a traditional style as befits our ancient surroundings & the congregation are encouraged to take part in prayers & readings. We welcome new faces and extend the hand of welcome to visitors whatever their belief.
THE CHURCH WARDENS Sheridan, our Churchwarden is responsible for the fabric of the church, the well being of the parishioners & community and supporting the vicar in the ministry of the parish.
The Parochial Church Council
THE PCC meet 6 or 7 times a year to discuss & action decisions made for the benefit of the parish of Talland with Polperro. The Council consists of The Vicar (chair), Sheridan (Church Warden) Jenny (Secretary), Joe (Treasurer), Paul, Sarah, Carolyn (Synod Representative), Barbara (Fundraising Secretary) & Mike.
THE FUNDRAISERS help to keep Talland Church open. It is particularly hard to meet our financial obligations & the fundraising committee do an excellent job at organising various events throughout the year.
The Cleaners & Flower Arrangers
THE TEAM OF HELPERS clean and open & close the church on a regular basis. The rota can be found on the church noticeboard. The churchyard is maintained by Cornwall Council as it is now closed to new burials.