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St Martin's

St Martin in Meneage, Church

St Martin in Meneage

st martins 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.

st martin in meneage doorway

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.