St Briochus Parish Church, Lezant is part of The Three Rivers Benefice which is part of Trigg Major Deanery. Lezant shares its priest with the parishes of St Nonna - Altarnun, St Michael - Lawhitton, St Martin - Lewannick, St Paternus - South Petherwin and St Thomas in Launceston.

The Priest-in Charge is The Reverend Sean Clancy.

If you require any information with arranging a Wedding, Baptism or Funeral or have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact:

Secretary – Bridget Pentreath - 07802 177803 -

Churchwarden - Mrs. Diana Anderson - 01579-370971

Church Services (Can occasionally be subject to change)

  • 1st Sunday Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
  • 2nd Sunday Service of the Word
  • 3rd Sunday Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)
  • 4th Sunday Eucharist
  • 5th Sunday Benefice Service

For further information for church services and events please visit –

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Some history of the church...

The Church is dedicated to St Briochus, a Celtic saint who travelled up the River Tamar and founded a religious settlement in the area. It is Grade II* Listed, a listing reserved for buildings that are particularly important and of more than special interest (only 5.5% of listed buildings in the country are Grade II*).

In its earliest days, the site boasted an ancient chapel dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, but sadly this no longer exists. The oldest parts of St Briochus’ date to medieval times: the high altar was rededicated in 1336, and part of the chancel dates from even earlier than that. The rest of this elegant and spacious church is 15th century – including its fine Norman tower – and it is an exceptional example of Perpendicular architecture.

St Briochus’ is a beautiful village church, more than worth a visit for its charming architecture and its stunning rural setting.