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Parish Nurse? What a fantastic idea!

Who knew there was such a thing as a parish nurse? St Goran with St Michael Caerhays did and have put plans in motion to fund one. The video above gives a great insight to the work a parish nurse does and the impact they can have on their community. What is a parish nurse? […]

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Cross generational poppy masterclass at St Nicolas C of E Primary School

Making clay poppies for Remembrance helped to bring together the generations as children from St Nicholas C of E Primary School in Downderry worked with residents of a local care home for their Remembrance masterpiece. Inspired by a visit to the beautiful and very moving Poppy Wave in Plymouth, the children wanted to honour all […]

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Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying tackled in new guidance for Church schools

Guidance for the Church of England’s 4,700 schools published today aims to prevent pupils from having their self-worth diminished or their ability to achieve impeded by being bullied because of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. The report makes 12 recommendations for schools including ensuring schools’ Christian ethos statements offer “an inclusive vision for education” where “every child […]

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Timetable for new MMF consultation is finalised

A timetable for the consultation over the new method of allocating the Mission and Ministry Fund among parishes has been finalised. The November 2017 meeting of the Truro Diocesan Synod agreed that the consultations with deaneries and other key individuals would run between January and March 2018. The system would then be modified according to […]

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Why Remembering Remembrance Day can be hard

Remembrance Day is a time when people gather to stand together, to remember, reflect and give thanks for everyone who sacrificed so much for the lives we all enjoy today.  Officially, it marks the day that the Great War ended November 11th, 1918. Little did they know that Great would become First as the Second […]

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Presidential Address – Synod November 2017

BISHOP CHRIS NOVEMBER 2017 SYNOD 29 do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. 30 For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, strive for his […]

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Revd Canon Chris Malkinson bids fond farewell to Padstow

There were no doubt a few tears and more than a few laughs in Padstow this weekend as the community came together to say goodbye to popular vicar Revd Canon Chris Malkinson who retired. Father Chris has hung up his cassock after over 30 years as a parish priest and is heading off with his […]

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Halloween – something to revile, run from or embrace?

Halloween, for Christians, can be a confusing, challenging even irritating time of year. Some might be tempted to turn off all the lights and pretend not be home, others to turn them all on and throw a light party! When those of us of a certain age were young, there were a few trick or […]

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Dwindling, aging congregations? How very dare he!

“Optimism is a precondition for any job in the Church of England. But the overwhelming impression is of dwindling, ageing congregations: homely, well-mannered and kindly folk increasingly out of joint with the noisy, secular spirit of the age.” So says Jeremy Paxman in a recent article for the FT. Whatever your thoughts on Jeremy Paxman, […]

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A lone pilgrim on the Cornish Celtic Way

Being a pilgrim on the Cornish Celtic Way, if you’re a bishop, is, as Bishop Chris would testify, wonderful. Lots of people to walk alongside, the kindness of churches opening their hearts and homes and an abundance of welcoming teas, lunches and fellowship. Even the sun shone for Bishop Chris on his epic 125 mile […]

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