Welcome to the website hosted by the Godolphin Cross Community Association (CIO) – (GCCA).
We became registered with the Charity Commission as a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) on 29th February 2016. The membership of the association is open to all those permanently resident in the village of Godolphin Cross and surrounding hamlets.
Godolphin Cross is a lively community of 700 people, hosting a primary school - but very little else. It was formerly served by two churches, two village shops and a pub. The shops were converted into residential use over 10 years ago, and a similar fate befell the C. of E. church in 2005.
By the time the Godolphin Arms pub closed in October 2015, the ability of the community to meet up and get together had been severely curtailed, and Godolphin was in danger of becoming a dormitory village only.
by Richard McKie
Godolphin WI is a friendly group that welcomes new members. We run a varied programme once a month throughout the year reflecting our different interests.
We usually meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the schoolroom of the former Methodist Chapel for a varied programme of activities and speakers. For more information please contact the secretary, Debbie Thom on (01736) 761293
Godolphin Gardening Group
by Alison Hallet
This group meets monthly in the hall of the former Methodist Chapel in Godolphin Cross. However, some months there will be a visit to a local place of gardening interest. Membership is £10 per annum. Meetings are free to members, guests £3 per meeting For more details please contact Alison Hallett (01736) 761337 /firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting details will be included in the posts on this site and on GCCA facebook page.
Come along and join in a range of activities for parents and children (0-4 years). We aim to include messy play, sensory play, creative play and much more each week. £2 per child.Please bring a piece of fruit for children to share, refreshments will be available to adults.
The aims of the group are to get parents interacting with their children using the EYFS framework as guidance. Making it a fun experience for everyone involved!
Godolphin Primary School
by Richard McKie
The school places a high emphasis on promoting pupils’ good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are well prepared for their next stage of education and for life in modern Britain. Pupils are courteous to visitors and pupils of all ages mix well together when learning and at playtimes. They show respect to one another, their teachers and other adults in the school. Pupils that spoke with the inspector say they enjoy school and feel ‘included and special’. Older pupils willingly take responsibility for looking after younger children that helps to promote an inclusive and caring school environment.
Funders for the GCCA
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas (Administered by Cornwall Development Co.) allocated a grant to the project to save Godolphin Chapel thereby protecting its continued existence as a Village Hall providing community space for the residents of the village.
The Mather Partnership Estate Agents have undertaken to donate 10% of their professional fees for the satisfactory completion of sale of any residential property within the GCCA area as defined in our constitution.
HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum made a generous donation for the purchase of the former village chapel.