St Martin in Meneage, Church
St Martin in Meneage
The church is associated with two Breton monks, St Melor and St Anou. It is set apart from the village down a long isolated lane. However, it was locked, and we couldn’t enter. The building is austere and unwelcoming, having been rebuilt after a severe fire, yet I felt to linger by the main entrance in the bell tower. The site is clearly a ‘lan’ as the churchyard is raised and circular.
And it was worth the wait. A twenty-foot angel stood there and as I worshipped, having felt the power of heaven manifest, I saw the angel enfold my husband and I in huge wings of comfort. There was safety, shelter and protection emanating from this angel’s presence but after a short period he told us to go on our way and gently nudged us forward by putting pressure on the small of our backs.
It was a mixed encounter. The site doesn’t feel clean and yet the angel is still there guarding the presence of God.