Prestigious Award for Chacewater Warden

Maureen Hartley to receive Cross of St Piran

Maureen Hartley, Churchwarden of St Paul's in Chacewater, will be presented with the cross of St Piran at a special service in St Piran's Church, Perranzabuloe on Sunday 3rd March. Many congratulations to Maureen. It is a well-deserved recognition of a lifetime's service.

Here is an excerpt from her letter from The Rt Rev'd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro:


Dear Maureen

The Cross of St Piran

I am delighted to write to you to say that you have been awarded ‘The Cross of St Piran’.   This is an award that has been instituted in the diocese and is for Lay people who have, and are, carrying out an outstanding service in some way.  The cross itself will be presented at a special service in St Piran’s Church, Perranzabuloe on Sunday March 3rd at 6.30pm.  I do very much hope that you will be able to be present on that occasion to receive your award.  You have been nominated by the Carnmarth North Deanery who have said the following:-

“Maureen embodies what it means to be a disciple of Christ.    She has given her life in serving Christ, reaching out to peoples of all nations, making disciples in some dangerous and challenging environments.  As a wife of a priest she has been foundational in supporting and enabling the mission of the church whilst working and raising two adopted children.

She has dedicated many years to the Diocese.  She was PCC secretary at All Saints Falmouth and St Paul’s Chacewater, has been Treasurer and PCC Secretary and at present Churchwarden and Sacristan.  During periods of transition Maureen kept “the show on the road” at St. Paul’s and was also significant during those formative years of the Eight Saints Cluster.   She assists with the Occasional offices and Sunday services and through this work has built up relationships with children and families within the local community.  Whilst on verger duties she has welcomed many of them back into the church. 

Maureen over the years has demonstrated what it has meant to be a disciple of Christ.  Embodying the Great Commission to go make disciples of all nations, to love God and to love her neighbour.”