Dedicated to St Ludowanus (now St Paul) whose feast is celebrated January 25th
1336-The church was dedicated by John de Grandisson, bishop of Exeter on July 14th.
The Norman font is ornamented with cable and zigzag mouldings, it stands on an octagonal shaft or basement.
The church is chiefly 15th century.
1635-Catherine the wife of Nicholas Davy, Yeoman, was buried the 18th day of July.
1761-The church was stuck by lightening on July 30th, the south door burst open, the pulpit and communion table were shattered, one of the pinnacles of the tower was struck down, and the other parts of the building considerably damaged.
1636-there is a slate tablet in the chancel inscribed "Here lyeth the body of John South, Mr.of Arts, who dyed Rector of this Parishe ye 6th Daye of October, in the year of our Lord God 1636" he was rector during the civil war. Inscribed is his wife standing with him and their five children kneeling.
1810-In the chancel is a funeral hatchment that was enlarged in this year, bearing the arms of Rogers impaling Basset.
1864-There is a memorial to John Pooley of this parish, "sonnetime Captain of the Cobre mones in San Domingo, and afterwards of the Lucencia mine ion Spain, who died 2nd May 1864 ages 54 years. The monument was erected by a friend.
The pulpit is inlaid with medallions of wood, representing the crucifixion, apostle’s etc.
Sides by side in the chancel are two stones commemorating Dr Borlase and his wife, they bear the arms of Borlase with the motto "Te digna sequare". He was rector for 52 years who’s name is known far beyond Ludgvan (he was Cornwall’s great antiquary) He found sermons in stone, and is remembered among the great Chroniclers of our Antiquities.
The remains of Robert Davy of Varfell and his wife Grace are interred in the eastern part of the churchyard. They were the parents of Sir Humphry Davy Bart. (of Davy Lamp fame) he was the late president of the Royal society, and died in Geneva the 29th May, and was buried there.
Grace had been left alone to face adversity and bringing up children fighting poverty. Humphry was 16 when his thriftless father died, and all through his famous life he venerated his mother for her dauntless courage.
There are numerous inscribed slabs and memorials to the Davy family.