THE UNITED BENEFICE OF
ST KEVERNE, ST RUAN WITH GRADE & LANDEWEDNACK
God is light, and in him is no darkness
1 John: 1,5
to the SPIRE and LIGHT
Six Churches, One Body in Christ
The name ‘Spire and Light’ bring together the six Churches in the benefice which spans the eastern edge of the Lizard peninsular. At the north end of the benefice stands St Keverne church, one of only a few churches in Cornwall which have a spire. At the most southerly point of the benefice and the most southerly point of mainland Britain, is the Lizard land lighthouse. This lighthouse was a welcome beam to those returning to England by sea.
Spiritually the name combines our calling to stand witness to the gospel and glory of Christ and to be orientated to God, both through worship and through daily living.
Spiritually we combine the calling to stand witness to the gospel and glory of Christ and to be orientated toward God, through worship and daily living.
WHERE ARE WE?
We are situated at the most southerly tip of Great Britain, on the Lizard peninsula. We cover three parishes comprising of six church buildings
In 2019, the United Benefice began using the name ‘Spire and Light’. This name brings together the spire of St Keverne (one of the few churches in Cornwall with a spire) with the Lizard lighthouse within the parish of Landewednack.