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Transforming Mission, it’s not just about young people

A voice said, “I remember you with plaits!” And Barbara Meades knew that the church she had walked into was where God wanted her to be. The voice was that of Stan, the vicar’s father. The church, Penwerris in Falmouth where Barbara had just moved to. The plaits were the ones she wore as a […]

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Cathedral filled with joy, hope, laughter – and a little sadness

Truro Cathedral was filled with joy, hope and laughter, with a small side order of sadness, when people gathered to worship with Bishop Tim as he presided over his final Eucharist service as diocesan bishop. He was joined by Bishop Chris, Dean Roger, Archdeacons Audrey and Bill, and, characteristically, Revd Steve Wild, chairman of Cornwall’s […]

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Sea, sand, sun? Sometimes, but you’ll always get a warm welcome at Church on the Beach

  Revd Anne Brown is hoping that holidaymakers heading to the Perranporth beach over this summer can encounter even more than a beautiful coastline, wonderful weather and sand in their sandwiches. “We will be here, hanging around our beach hut between 2 and 4, hopefully, every afternoon this summer holidays. There will be someone available […]

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Free, week-long Christian festival of music and more is open to all

Summertime in Cornwall can only mean one thing – festival season! But if the price of a ticket for the average music festival is enough to make you break out in a cold sweat, do not fear – because there is one place that likes to do things differently. Completely free to attend, Creation Fest […]

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Helping you to organise safer events

People who organise events on behalf of their churches or communities are being urged to attend one of four counter-terrorism awareness events in Cornwall. The events are presented by trained police advisers and consist of a range of counter-terrorism awareness modules, which in turn will allow participants to consider their own procedures for dealing with […]

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Hospital chaplaincy and homeless charities: real life experiences for church interns at Stithians

Sophie Troczynska only started her internship at Stithians in September of last year but she already has a variety of experiences under her belt. Growing up on the outskirts of London, her Christian beliefs were always a big part of her life but it was not until she joined a Christian Fellowship group at her […]

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Invitation to day of prayer from Bishop Tim

Bishop Tim has issued an invitation to churchgoers from across the diocese to join him for a day of prayer in Truro Cathedral. The event, called Journey, will be held in the cathedral on Saturday, July 22, from 11am to 2.15pm. Bishop Tim said: “Prayer is a priority for us all in the diocese, and […]

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Knights Templar church restored to glory

Originally used as an outpost for the secretive medieval order of the Knights Templar way back in the 12th century, St Catherine’s Church, which lies in the wild hamlet of Temple on Bodmin Moor, has not lost its fighting spirit. It looked like the church’s days were numbered when a survey in 2015 revealed the […]

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Season of Creation for South West Churches

The 2017 Creationtide aims to encourage church members to sign up to receive daily resources for celebration, reflection and action. Promoted by EcoChurch SouthWest , ‘Creationtide’ or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar from 1st September to 4th October dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. […]

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Celebrating 150 years of Ladock C of E School

The rain was barely noticed on the last day of June as Ladock Church of England School celebrated 150 years of school life. Set up in 1867 by Canon Wise, who was moved by a passion to give the local children an education, the school opened with just 12 children. Today there are 97 and last […]

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