The Church Buried By Sand; St Enodoc Church, Trebetherick
Tucked within a golf course, overlooking the beautiful Daymer Bay, is St Enodoc Church. It’s a quaint little church and well known for being the resting place of John Betjeman and for being engulfed in the sand dunes several times over the years.
Being surrounded by the sand dunes, due to changes in the weather, the church has been buried by the sand several times. The church took on the nickname of Sinking Neddy as it would be submerged for years at a time. Story goes that once it was so bad, the parish priest was lowered into the church through a hole in the roof, to attend congregation.
Sir John Betjeman was poet laureate from 1972 to 1984 and although not from the area, he was very fond of it and even wrote about the church in one of his poems. You can now find his grave stone at the entrance to the church.