The Degibna Prayer Chapel web pages

The Vision

'Be still, and know that I am God.' Psalm 46:10

When it was built at the beginning of the 20th century, Degibna Methodist Church served a thriving, tightly-knit community. At the beginning of the 21st century, the local community has all but disappeared, to be replaced by a much more mobile population. People already travel many miles to park in the National Trust car park and enjoy the peaceful walks and splendid views, and many others would welcome respite from the pace of modern-day life. We believe that this is the community we are called to serve in our day and age.

We think that we should capitalise on the beautiful and peaceful location by providing a centre for Christian prayer and reflection and associated activities for people throughout Cornwall and beyond.

We seek to create a place set apart
for regular Sunday worship and for Christian worship for different groups at other times,
for guided prayer by groups or individuals,
for events to encourage prayer
as a place of retreat, healing and hospitality,
as a centre for talks, training or quiet days,
as a focus for schools, groups and individuals using the area,
where passers-by can be challenged and encouraged to pray,
open at certain times for anyone to come in and pray.

For many of these ideas to come to fruition it was deemed necessary to make changes to the interior, which was still much as it had been 100 years ago, and a building project was put in hand to carry out these changes.

We would welcome your prayers as we continue to seek to know God's will.

'Then give us courage, Father God,
To choose again the pilgrim way,
And help us to accept with joy
The challenge of tomorrow's day.'
F. Kaan