Friends of St Andrew's

The Parish Church of St Andrew, Stratton, Cornwall

Our Mission: to help preserve and maintain the building and churchyard for future generations

Useful Links

Diocese of Truro

For Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Truro Cathedral

‘The Cathedral Story’ - a virtual tour - plus details about services and much, much more.

A Church Near You

The web site that lists every church in the Church of England, with accurate maps, contact information, service times, etc.

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Churches in Bude-Stratton and nearby

St Andrew’s, Stratton

St Michael’s, Bude

St Swithin’s Launcells

St Marwenne, Marhamchurch

St Olaf,


The Rev’d Robert Stephen Hawker (1803-1875)

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