St Neot’s Church. Cornwall

Haunted by the ghost of William Penfound, who was murdered in December 1356.

Haunted by the ghost of William Penfound, who was murdered in December 1356.

“Certain satellites of Satan, names unknown, on the Feast of St John the Apostle – which makes the crime worse – broke into the Parish Church of Poundstock within our Diocese with a host of armed men, during Mass, and before Mass was scarcely completed they furiously entered the Chancel and with swords and staves cut down William Penfound, clerk. Vestments and other Church Ornaments were desecrated with human blood in contempt of the Creator, in contempt of the Church, to the subversion of ecclesiastical liberty and the disturbance of the peace of the realm. Where will we be safe from crime if the Holy Church, our Mother, the House of God and the Gateway to Heaven is thus deprived of its sanctity?” Bishop of Exeter.

Penfound’s ghosts has been seen in the graveyard,and standing church altar. He has also been seen floating to Penfound Manor, where the Penfound family continued to live for another 400 years.

Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

One Comment on "St Neot’s Church. Cornwall"

  1. Lawrence Gordon Clark says:

    Anyone who likes the supernatural should be sure to be at Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall on December 14th at 7.30pm to watch Lost Hearts and From the Ground, two terrifying ghost stories written by Lawrrence Gordon Clark famed for the BBC’s Ghost Story for Christmas series.
    Tickets from: 01736797007 or 01841532411

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