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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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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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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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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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Influencing Policy

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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