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Two free training days for Parish Officers

This year the Diocese of Truro is offering two free training days for Parish Officers. They will take place on: Saturday 11th March, 10am – 3.30pm at Bodmin College, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, PL31 1DD Saturday 2nd September, 10am – 3.30pm at Truro College, Threemilestone, TR1 3XX   The day will include a series of presentations, […]

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All Churches Trust to extend Roof Protection Scheme Funding

All Churches Trust, the charitable arm of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group Limited is offering funding to churches considering the installation of a roof alarm to help prevent the fairly recent trend of lead theft from church roofs. The deadline for applications has now been extended to 31st March 2017. To be eligible to apply for up […]

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Thy Kingdom Come global prayer movement 25th May – 4th June 2017

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. He is calling on Christians to pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25th May – 4th June 2017. The hope is that: people will […]

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Ten thousand bulbs illuminate St Mawgan in Meneage Church for daffodil festival

TEN thousand daffodils have transformed the inside of a 15th Century Cornish church into a true celebration of spring. The blooms were arranged over two days by a team of 30 volunteers at St Mawgan in Meneage Church, which has now hosted the biennial fundraising festival six times. The flowers have once again been supplied […]

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Church asks all Cornish parishioners to help in fight against climate change

The Church of England in Cornwall has strengthened its commitment to helping the environment by developing a dedicated plan and hiring an expert to help put it into practice. Luci Isaacson joins the diocese in a consultancy role as its environment officer, and has been working with the church’s existing environment core group to develop […]

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Tributes are paid to the Revd Peter Skellern, who has died aged 69

The Revd Peter Skellern, who was ordained both as a deacon and priest at a special service in October last year, died on Friday aged 69. In a statement, Peter’s family said: “Peter’s creativity in art, comedy and music stand as his legacy to love and laughter. The love he brought to us will continue […]

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Refugee worker and organist among 20 dedicated church members set to receive Cross of St Piran awards

Two special services will be held next month to honour the 20 recipients of the Cross of St Piran for 2017. The awards, which recognise the outstanding service given by lay people across Cornwall, were introduced by Bishop Tim soon after his arrival in the Diocese. Among those honoured this year are a church organist, […]

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New project to distribute surplus food to lunch clubs, refuges and children’s clubs

An innovative new project is working with Tesco to redistribute good quality surplus food to reduce the amount of good food that goes to waste and to support charities that are working to alleviate food poverty. FareShare FoodCloud are looking for charities, not-for-profit organisations, community groups and schools in Cornwall who work with vulnerable and […]

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St Thomas Church Heamoor to celebrate its 125th anniversary

Preparations are well underway for St Thomas Church in Heamoor as they gear up for a year of celebrations to mark their 125th anniversary. Situated in the small village of Heamoor near Penzance, the church was built in 1892 and forms part of the Madron and Gulval Parish Churches. The church has a number of […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury video calls on Christians to join in a week of prayer

A new video by the Archbishop of Canterbury is calling on Christians across the globe to join in a week of prayer during Pentecost (May 25th – June 4th). The video has been produced in the build up to Thy Kingdom Come 2017, a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray […]

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