St. Levan is the local church of the parish, and unlike its neighbour of St. Buryan is not the centre of the parish in the conventional sense, instead being situated in an isolated position at the bottom of a wooded valley. Togther with Sennen, St. Levan was a daughter church to the Royal Deanery of St. Buryan until 1864. St. Levan himself was probably from a Cornish noble family and lived in the 5th century.
Within the churchyard is a natural granite boulder that has split into two parts, the fissure being about a foot wide. This is St. Levan's stone and it is said that when this split is wide enough to allow a packhorse with panniers through, the world will come to an end.
There is a Eucharist there every Sunday at 9.30am and every Thursday at 10am, and weekly services also in the other two churches in the benefice, both of which are ten minutes away by car.
There are full details of all services, both Anglican and Roman Catholic, in Shell Cottage.