Well known in Cornwall (and further afield) as the author of The Song of the Western Men - the poem that became ‘Trelawny’ - Cornwall’s anthem. Hawker introduced the Harvest Festival Service as we know it today.
Hawker was married at St Andrew’s in 1823 and later turned down the offer to become the Vicar here, as his father was, before his appointment to Morwenstow. A much celebrated eccentric.
For more about the life and works of Hawker, see the dedicated web site