Constantine Cornwall

Welcome to Monty’s!

Our community cafe with free hyper-fast wi-fi and hot drinks now open in Constantine Church.

Monty’s is the name we have given to the community cafe and meeting area which is now open at the back of the church. This facility is free for all to use and includes a free hyper-fast wi-fi connection and a drinks machine which dispenses a selection of different freshly ground coffees, hot chocolate and hot water for making tea. All our coffee, tea and sugar is fair-trade, the tea bags are un-bleached and do not contain plastic, and the disposable cups are fully compostable.

The free hyper fast wi-fi connection (up to 1Gb), accessible within the church, has been provided by Wildanet, the local Cornish broadband provider which has installed, free of charge, a broadband hub on the church tower roof. What this means is that we now have one of the fastest broadband con- nections of any parish church any- where in the county and indeed the UK.

In the weeks ahead the church will be working with Wildanet to become a “Digital Community Hub” This is a hugely exciting project and will open up a whole raft of opportunities to our com- munity which they have previously been unable to access. There will be more about this as the project develops.

Anyone who would like to become a part of this exciting development is more than welcome. If you are interested, then please get in touch with me for more information.

Rev. Stewart Turner (Parish Priest)
01326 340259

So why did we call it Monty’s? Well Monty, or actually Montague, is the name of our church mouse. Monty is a little knitted mouse (on the front cover) who was discovered by Liz Moore in “The Save The Children Shop“ and was given to Alan Pearce, our then church warden, as a birthday present in 1989. Apart from a brief stay at Truro Cathedral, he has been there ever since, keeping a watchful eye on the place. So we thought it only fitting that we should name our cafe after him. Monty does move about a bit so it might be fun for the children to go on a hunt and see if they can find him.

Monty’s provides a comfortable place to meet up with friends or a place to relax and access our hyper fast internet connection, all set in the surroundings of our beautiful 15th century church. Monty’s will be open every day from 10am until 5pm (although there will inevitably be the odd interruption from time to time due to service requirements)

There is also a selection of hand made cards and crafts, and second hand books on sale.

The facilities are free to use. However, there is a “donation station” which includes a card reader and a cash box, so if you are able to give a donation to help towards our running costs it would be greatly appreciated.

So why not pop along for a coffee and a chat with friends or simply spend some quiet time in our lovely building.

God bless,

Wildanet brings hyperfast broadband to St Constantine Parish Church

The team at Wildanet are delighted to be working with St Constantine Parish Church to provide free hyper-fast internet to support the new community café that opened in May. This new internet service provides one of the fastest broadband connections of any parish church anywhere in the county and will be instrumental in helping to provide a ‘digital community hub’ for everyone to access.

What’s more, this new broadband service is capable of offering superfast speeds to over 500 homes in Constantine and the surrounding area; so if you’re looking for a better broadband service with a locally- based customer support team, why not get in touch with the friendly team at Wildanet.

Wildanet is a Cornish internet service provider, bringing high-speed internet to homes and businesses throughout the County. Unlike other parts of the UK, Cornwall still has countless communities suffering with poor quality internet connection, making life harder for many families and businesses in these areas and putting them at a distinct disadvantage to the rest of the UK. Wildanet is working to change this and we’re delighted to be helping to support your community.

Constantine Herald

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