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Methodism still plays a large part in the religious life of Cornwall today, although Cornwall has shared in the post-World War II decline in British religious feeling.
In 1876 a separate Cornish diocese of the Church of England was established with the bishop's see at Truro.
Lawhitton, St Germans, Pawton, and Penryn; Perranzabuloe was a peculiar of Exeter Cathedral and St Buryan of the Kings of England.
From the time of Bishop William Warelwast the administration of the remainder of Cornwall was in the hands of the Archdeacon of Cornwall and visits by the Bishop became more infrequent; only bishops could consecrate churches or conduct confirmations.
The monasteries of St Michael's Mount, Bodmin, and Tavistock, and the canons of St Piran, St Keverne, Probus, Crantock, St Buryan and St Stephen's all had land at this time.
Cornwall, like other parts of Britain, is sometimes associated with the distinct collection of practices known as Celtic Christianity but was always in communion with the wider Catholic Church.) began in the 4th or 5th century AD when Western Christianity was introduced into Cornwall along with the rest of Roman Britain.Over time it became the official religion, superseding previous Celtic and Roman practices.During the English Reformation, churches in Cornwall officially became affiliated with the Church of England.In 1549, the Prayer Book Rebellion caused the deaths of thousands of people from Devon and Cornwall.
The church in Cornwall until the time of Athelstan of Wessex observed more or less orthodox practices, being completely separate from the Anglo-Saxon church until then (and perhaps later).