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Academies

Askel Veur (meaning ‘Great Wing’ in Cornish) is The Diocese of Truro’s Academies Umbrella Company.

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Admissions

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18: 2-5

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AMD – God’s Good News

The Parish Programme forms the core of Accompanied Ministry Development because it involves the whole church. For each theme we have prepared resources for small groups, young people and for worship services. In addition, parishes are encouraged to work on a local focus, for example, tourism or schools.

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AMD – God’s People

The Parish Programme forms the core of Accompanied Ministry Development because it involves the whole church. For each theme we have prepared resources for small groups, young people and for worship services. In addition, parishes are encouraged to work on a local focus, for example, tourism or schools.

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AMD – God’s Reconciliation

The Parish Programme forms the core of Accompanied Ministry Development because it involves the whole church. For each theme we have prepared resources for small groups, young people and for worship services. In addition, parishes are encouraged to work on a local focus, for example, tourism or schools.

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AMD – Living for God

The Parish Programme forms the core of Accompanied Ministry Development because it involves the whole church. For each theme we have prepared resources for small groups, young people and for worship services. In addition, parishes are encouraged to work on a local focus, for example, tourism or schools.

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AMD – Worshipping God

The Parish Programme forms the core of Accompanied Ministry Development because it involves the whole church. For each theme we have prepared resources for small groups, young people and for worship services. In addition, parishes are encouraged to work on a local focus, for example, tourism or schools.

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AMD Resources

Below are resources explaining Accompanied Ministry Development plus the Our Church materials. Resources for the Ministry Development Team meetings and the Parish Programme are found on other pages on this website. Please do contact the office (amd@truro.anglican.org; 01872 360024) if you require further information or help.

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APCM papers (Annual Parochial Church Meeting)

This must be held not later than 30th April each year. The lay people who are on the electoral roll and clergy beneficed in or licensed to the parish or any other parish in the area of the benefice may attend and vote. In addition, other clergy who are not beneficed or licensed but are resident in the parish or, if not resident, the PCC has declared to be a habitual worshipper, may also attend and vote.

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Bishop’s Diocesan Council

This section is for members of the Bishop’s Diocesan Council and is password protected. If you believe you should have access please contact the Communications Team on 01872 360037 or email comms@truro.anglican.org

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Children and Communion

Our diocese has long had a policy of admitting children to communion before confirmation, on application for permission from the Bishop; the policy document and comprehensive supporting material has now been fully revised.

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Church Service Resources

Liturgical resources available for forthcoming church services.

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Churchwardens

If the parish has more than one parish church, there are two churchwardens for each parish church but all of the churchwardens are churchwardens of the whole parish. They may, of course, decide amongst themselves to perform separate duties in relation to the churches.

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Clergy Information

Diocesan Guidelines, Policies and Regulations. These Guidance Notes and Regulations contain guidelines, directions and necessary information covering a wide variety of subjects.

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Collective Worship

Collective worship in a church school context refers to a service of worship which is educational and inclusive in its nature.

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Communications

Here are a useful collection of resources to help parishes make the most of their communications. This resource is growing so if you have something you find useful, please do share it with us.

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Contact Church House Departments

As a resource centre for the parishes and their communities, Church House provides support and advice on mission, social responsibility, finance, schools, buildings, future planning, publications and publicity, funding and grant applications, disability issues, and land and property management.

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Cornwall Historic Churches Trust

The Cornwall Historic Churches Trust was formed in 1955 to assist in the restoration and repair of Cornish churches that have architectural or historic merit. The Trust is a registered charity and churches and chapels of all denominations are eligible to apply for assistance.

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DAC Members

The DAC Committee is appointed under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991, primarily to offer advice to Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) and to the Chancellor of the Diocese about proposed works to church buildings and churchyards.

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Deaf Church

Deaf Church is a community of people from across Cornwall who worship using BSL (British Sign Language). We come together each week for a range of events: Bible study, prayer, worship and fellowship. We comprise a full range of ages and different denominations, and are united by our deafness or use of BSL. Anyone is welcome to join us – deaf or hearing – but we only provide an English spoken translation for our monthly services. At other times people need to be BSL users.

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Dementia Action

Dementia Aciton seeks to help churches by providing information, promoting understanding, assisting churches to consider how they might become more ‘memory- friendly’ in worship and pastoral care.

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Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)

The Committee is appointed under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991, primarily to offer advice to Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) and to the Chancellor of the Diocese about proposed works to church buildings and churchyards.

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Diocesan Board of Education

Diocesan Boards of Education fulfil a vital role in education and are expected to be able to play a full and effective role in support of Church of England Schools.

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Diocesan Registrar

Jos Moule is the Registrar to the Diocese of Truro. The Registry advises both the clergy and laity, and deals with various matters concerning the Diocese and the Church of England.

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Diocesan Synod

In the Church of England diocesan synods exist under the terms of the Synodical Government Measure 1969. A diocesan synod consists of three Houses, The House of Bishops, The House of Clergy and The House of Laity.

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Diocesan Synod Members

This section is for members of the Diocesan Synod and is password protected. If you believe you should have access to this area and do not, please contact the Communications Team on 01872 360037 or email comms@truro.anglican.org

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Diocesan Synod Minutes and Papers 5 November 2016

The minutes and papers for our most recent Diocesan Synod are available below.

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Diocesan Synod Minutes and Papers 7 May 2016

The minutes and papers for the previous Diocesan Synod are available below.

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Dor Kemmyn (Common Ground)

The need for a Faith Centre in Cornwall came from meetings of the Cornwall Faith Forum.  The Faith Forum was established in 2006 to provide a voice for the worshipping faith communities in Cornwall.

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Equality and Diversity

One in 7 people in the UK population has an impairment. The legal requirement is that we be inclusive of people with impairments in our church services and other activities – committees and social occasions – so that we, as providers, do not create and perpetuate those conditions that are disabling and excluding. Here are some resources and forms to assist you.

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Evangelism

Evangelism has been identified as a key activity as we discover God’s Kingdom and grow the Church. This work is driven by members of the Evangelism Group, under the guidance of Revd Angela Butler.

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Fairtrade

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Truro Diocese achieved Fairtrade Status in July 2010

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Faith in Justice

A major conference was held in the Spring of 2010 at Bodmin chaired jointly by Bishop Tim Thornton and Rob Menary, Chief Officer of Devon and Cornwall Probation Service. A summary of the presentations and workshops can be found here.

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Families, Children & Youth Resources

Resources to support parish ministry to children and families are also available on loan from Church House. Find out more information about Messy Church, Open the Book, Who let the dads Out, Prayer spaces in schools, and working with young people.

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Finance

This section provides you with information, templates and forms for your use. Further information is available from the Finance Team at Church House.

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General Synod

The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England. It came into being in 1970 under the Synodical Government Measure 1969, replacing an earlier body known as the Church Assembly.

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Green Church Kernow

The Diocese of Truro and the Cornwall Methodist District have adopted an Environmental Policy to responsibly grow our churches.

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Growing Disciples

Growing Disciples is about engaging with – and accompanying – people on a journey to faith through simple friendship and the intentional use of nurture courses and other activities.

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Homelessness

Homelessness is sadly all too often experienced by people in Cornwall – rough sleepers, sofa surfers and women and men fleeing from domestic violence.

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Influencing Policy

Bishop Tim shared his views on Faith and Politics in a discussion with Frank Field.

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Lay Ministry

Truro Diocese encourages lay involvement in the different aspects of church life. Currently the Diocese offers training for those who wish to help with the pastoral work in their parish and for those who wish to help by leading worship services.

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Leading the Way

Leading the Way is a new suite of resources for small groups, developed by the Diocese to undergird and expand the principles identified within the ‘Way of Life’ framework for discipleship. These resources can be used in partnership with our Simple Guide leaflets.

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Migrant Workers

Cornwall Council though its Social Inclusion team have produced an excellent booklet packed with useful local information for anyone new to Cornwall. It is available in four languages…Polish, Portuguese, Russian and…English.  This booklet is available here. Hard copies of the booklet are available from SRO team at Church House

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Mission Funding

The process for obtaining funds to help with mission initiatives has been simplified, so if you wish to apply for financial help with one of your projects contact Rebecca Evans, rebecca.evans@truro.anglican.org 01872 360039

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Mothers Union

Mothers’ Union is an international Christian organisation in over 80 countries. Through four million members we bring hope to hundreds of thousands of families every year by supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity.We work with people of all faiths and none. We are firmly rooted in the voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration.

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Parish Giving Scheme

The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) has been set up to help parishes in the Diocese of Truro best manage their regular donations.

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Parish Support

The Diocese of Truro’s Parish Support Staff are here to assist parishes as we seek to Discover God’s Kingdom and Grow the Church.

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Parish Vacancy

What to do before your Parish Priest leaves and how the new Parish Priest is chosen.

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Parochial Church Councils

A parochial church council is a legal person in its own right.  A PCC can enter into contracts in its own name.  It is separate from the PCC members who are not personally responsible for its debts.

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Personal Discipleship

We are all at differing stages on our journey of faith. Here are some resources to help nourish us on that journey.

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Poverty and Debt

The Diocese of Truro is a Founder partner of the Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum CIPF. The Diocese helped to organise Cornwall’s first Poverty Hearing in 1997.

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Property

The Property Department of the Diocese of Truro manages a portfolio of about 150 residential properties including all the parsonage houses owned by the Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd, or by the Church Commissioners, and occupied either by clergy or tenants.

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Readers

In the Diocese of Truro there are currently over 120 Readers exercising ministry in the parishes. Here you will find all relevant resources and contact information as well as updates or important Reader news.

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Rural Affairs

Cornwall is still largely an agricultural county. Around 75% of all the land in Cornwall is farmed in some way and most parishes  include some farmland. In recent years, partly as a result of advances in technology and partly as a consequence of financial constraints, farms have employed many fewer people and farmers have become increasingly isolated. The Church, at parish, county and national level, has a vital ministry to this industry. Support is demonstrated in a variety of ways, usually in conjunction with the Methodist Church.

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Safeguarding

The Church of England Safeguarding Children Policy ‘Protecting all God’s Children’, has as its first principle: “We are committed to the Safeguarding, care and nurture of the children within our church community”.

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School Improvement

The Director for Schools can provide School Improvement services and broker school to school support.

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Simple Guides

The Simple Guides cover the four directions under the Way of Life heading – Up, Out, In, With.

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility currently engages in the following areas: Poverty and Debt; Community Involvement;  Environmental Issues;  Homelessness and Affordable Housing;  Workplace Chaplaincy; Inclusion;  Migrant workers;  Funding;  Fairtrade; Faith in Justice;  Equal Opportunities;  Influencing Policy

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Stewardship

Stewardship is integral to discipleship. It encompasses how we handle all that with which we have been blessed in terms of time, talents and financial giving. Stewardship is our own, personal response to God.

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Thy Kingdom Come

Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting every church in England to join a week of prayer this Pentecost, from 8-15th May — let’s pray for every Christian to receive new confidence and joy in sharing this life-transforming faith. Here are resources to help you.

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Training & Development

The Training Development Team aims to encourage the development and skills of clergy, Readers and lay people in churches and parishes throughout the diocese.

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Transformation Cornwall

Transformation Cornwall is an ecumenical charity, set up by the Diocese of Truro, the Church Urban Fund, the Cornwall Methodist District and Churches Together in Cornwall, as part of the Church Urban Fund’s Joint Venture programme with dioceses around the country. The aim is to provide infrastructure and capacity building support to groups, churches, faith and non-faith based organisations to enable them to respond to issues of poverty, deprivation and marginalisation in their area.

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Truro Diocesan Guild of Bell ringers

The Bells in You Care leaflet contains details on where to find information on tower management, maintenance, insurance, health and safety and safeguarding in a bell ringing environment. It also has a series of Frequently Asked Questions on church bell ringing.

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Way of Life

Way of Life has been designed to help people be intentional and disciplined in their walk with God, irrespective of tradition, age and situation, and offers a basic framework by which we can journey towards maturity in Christ.

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Way2 Community

Way2 is a community in the former vicarage at Stithians, providing an opportunity for up to two years for people to explore vocation to Christian ministry or religious community, whilst gaining experience in rural parish ministry. For further information contact Simon Bone on T. 01209822862 E. fathersimon@btinternet.com

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World Church Committee

Much of the work of the Committee is to continue to raise awareness of the Church in other parts of the world, and especially within the Dioceses with which Truro has formally established links. Whilst there are strong links and a regular exchange of personnel between Cornwall and Sweden and South Africa, there are many other long established parochial links with other parts of the world church, including Peru, central Africa, India and South America.

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Safeguarding

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