A replica of the 14th century brass in St. Meubred’s Church Cardinham, went on tour to St. Hydroc’s Church, Lanhydrock, on Saturday 18th June.
Those who walked part of The Bodmin Way, from St. Petroc’s to St. Hydroc's, along with visitors to the church, heard about the uniqueness of the brass from Ann Kerridge, one of the church wardens at St Meubred's.
It is Rector Thomas Awmarle's, clothing, sword and inscription that makes the brass memorial so rare.
It’s believed that Awmarle commissioned the memorial, with the same price tag as a house, because he wanted to be remembered. The congregation at St. Meubred, also keen to let as many people as possible hear the story of the 14th century Cardinham priest, commissioned a portable replica of the original brass to do just that.
The next brass tour is on Saturday 23rd July, 3.30pm at St. Stephen's Church, Nanstallon or walk The Bodmin Way from Lanivet Church at 2pm, after a short guided tour of the church, for the 3-mile route to St. Stephen's, with steep sections. Arrange a lift home for yourself or walk back to Lanivet after seeing the brass and having a cup of tea at the Camel Trail Tea Garden. Book your free place: firstname.lastname@example.org.