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Puzzle Pieces for a Pioneer

When God said, in Jeremiah (29 v 11), “For I know the plans I have for you …” He wasn’t kidding when it comes to Jon White, the new Pioneer Student Minister for Transforming Mission Cornwall. Everything Jon has done, explored, been interested in or pushed against has been a puzzle piece that has now […]

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Cathedral Education Sunday service is a big, musical hit with pupils

Around 300 school children, parents and teachers joined together in Truro Cathedral to celebrate Education Sunday. The service was designed by children, for children, and led by worship leaders from some of Cornwall’s church schools. The service, on the theme Who is my Neighbour?, was arranged by the education team from the Diocese of Truro. […]

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Diocesan Roadshows 2017: Exploring what God’s grace involves

In less than two weeks the first of the diocese’s 2017 roadshows will take place in St Austell. Our roadshows this year are aimed at those who care about the future of the church in Cornwall and see themselves as active disciples, seeking to contribute to the life of the church and to the discovery […]

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South Petherwin Shop leaves positive legacy for both church and village

The community shop at South Petherwin might have had to close less than two years after opening, but the project has left ongoing, tangible benefits for the church and the wider community. For a start, the church itself now remains open during the day for people to visit, and the building is accessible to more […]

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Preparing for Christmas: does the shoebox fit?

The Church of England has issued guidance for people who are considering joining in with a shoebox appeal this year. National policy adviser Dr Anne Richards has drawn up the guidance, which consists mainly of factors to consider and questions to ask to help people make up their own minds as to which appeal to […]

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Shhh! It’s National Quiet Day

“Take a moment for yourself and enjoy a little sanctuary in silence.” Sounds lovely, but in a life that is, for many, noisy, busy and often stressful, taking a moment to enjoy a little sanctuary sounds at best optimistic and at worst patronising. But his Thursday, September 14th, is National Quiet Day, and we should […]

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Work is already under way to find the new Bishop of Truro

Those who saw reports of Bishop Tim’s commissioning at Lambeth Palace, may have been asking themselves whether the process for his replacement as Bishop of Truro was under way. The answer, in short, is yes. However, it won’t be a quick process, and needs to be planned to take into account the processes for filling […]

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Plans to transform the Anglican church’s mission in Cornwall receive a warm welcome from synod

Cornwall is a ripe field and one that is ready to be harvested, members of Diocesan Synod heard on Saturday, as plans for the Transforming Mission project were outlined. Consultant pioneer priest and experienced church-planter, Revd Chris Thomson, grabbed everybody’s attention with his vision of how the project could transform the church in Cornwall. “In […]

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Diocesan Synod approves 2018 budget

Diocesan Synod today (Saturday, September 9) unanimously approved the budget for 2018. The budget for next year is based on there being no increase in Mission and Ministry Fund (MMF), which is the money contributed by parishes. Chair of the Truro Diocesan Board of Finance, Mike Sturgess, said: “As you can see there is no […]

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Suicide isn’t painless

It’s devastating, no matter how sweetly the lyrics of the MASH theme tune were sung. Revd Simon Cade, Director of Education and Discipleship at Truro Diocese, likens suicide to a bomb going off in a family and community. And he should know. When Simon was just 13 he tried to take his own life, fully […]

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