St Uny

St Uny’s Church framed by Marram grass and the Towans

The church of St Uny in Lelant is made entirely from granite and dedicated to Saint Uny (Euny) who is also the patron saint of Redruth. It can be easily seen from the other side of the Hayle estuary and lies next to the popular West Cornwall golf course. You can walk through the dunes to Porth Kidney beach.

Like many other churches in Cornwall, St Uny’s has a copy of a letter from King Charles thanking the people of Lelant for their support during the English Civil War.


  1. restlessjo says:

    Ah, Loyalists! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I could be happy kicking my toes in the sand around there, Jude. Have a good weekend! Peaceful and far from the madding crowds. πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Stayed in the garden today! Managed to get the gravel area finished at last.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Bad back tomorrow! 😦

    2. Heyjude says:

      Bad everything! Back, knees, hips, ankles. I am falling to pieces!

      1. restlessjo says:

        Feet up then! Can that lad of yours cook? Or it’ll have to be a takeaway because lunch time will be busy. πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Fortunately he can cook! Did a mean beef curry the other night and going to make a lasagne this week. Today will be fish pie!!

        2. restlessjo says:

          Sounds good! Got chicken in my slow cooker. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. How odd to see sand in the foreground. You’ve composed this beautifully.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Meg. A church I need to take a look at once the grockels disappear!

      1. Grockels? I can guess what it means, but did you invent it? Is it dialect? I’ve never heard it before.

        1. Heyjude says:

          It may be a south-western term – Devon maybe. I am an ‘incomer’ πŸ™‚

  3. beetleypete says:

    Love the composition, placing the church in its environment, Jude.
    Ah, those old Cornish Royalists. The certainly picked the wrong side back then. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Sue says:

    great composition, Jude.. Have a good weekend, and keep out of the way of the grockels!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Pirates in Penzance tomorrow Sue. I’d love to get some photos but can’t bear the thought of the crowds.

      1. Sue says:

        Oh, stay away!!

  5. Allotmental says:

    Luckily I was there two weeks ago, walked from St Ives along the coastal path πŸ‘

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Gilly πŸ™‚

  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    I agree – the composition is quite unique. The grassy fields behind the sand dunes is unexpected. I was left wondering where the water was … I’m assuming it’s behind you πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Behind and in front – between the dunes and the church is a river.

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Oh – I would never have guessed that!

        1. Heyjude says:

          No. It’s the way I framed it. I do have a shot with the river, so I’ll pop that up too.

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