St Michael

Helston Clergy Stall
Clergy Stall at Helston

Clergy Stall (2) – Photograph (PWDRO 116/51); after 1929

These stalls were erected by the widow and other relations of Robert Stafford Haydon MA in honour of his work in the Parish from 1905 to 1929 as schoolmaster, lay reader and warden.

Litany Desk and Tables (2) – Photographs (PWDRO 116/51 & 244/3); after 1930

These items are photographed separately in PWDRO 116/51 but as a group in PWDRO 244/3 and therefore must be of a similar date. The litany desk sits next to the stalls above and is in a very similar style, suggesting that all these items may be part of the same suite. Only one of tables is still in use and is dedicated to James and Edith Annie Martin, with the date 1930.

Table – Photograph (PWDRO 116/51); date unknown

A tall narrow table, probably designed for the sanctuary, is photographed separately from the items above and is no longer in the church.

Lectern Stand – Photograph (PWDRO 116/51); date unknown

This rather unusual piece of furniture appears to be a compromise between a pulpit and a lectern. Unfortunately, it is no longer to be found in the church (David Miller, Rector of Helston, pers. comm. November 2021).


PWDRO 116/51 Photographs. Helston. Clergy Stall, Lectern Stand and Sanctuary Tables.

PWDRO 244/3 Photograph Album. Various. Woodcarvings.