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A case review concerning Jeremy Dowling, his selection and employment within the Diocese of Truro

The Diocese of Truro today (May 25, 2018) published the findings of a review that looked at the selection and employment of Jeremy Dowling within the diocese. In June 2015, Jeremy Dowling pleaded guilty at Truro Crown Court to a number of charges of indecent assaults on boys between 1959 and 1971 while working as […]

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Cosgarne Hall decides not to proceed with plan for home in Eliot Gardens, Newquay

Due to concerns for the safety and welfare of vulnerable residents, staff and local residents, it has been decided not to proceed with the plan for move-on accommodation for homeless people at Eliot Gardens, Newquay. The decision was made by the board of trustees of Cosgarne Hall and has the support of the Truro Diocesan […]

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An intimate community celebration of the Royal Wedding complete with mermaid

It was very thoughtful of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to coincide their wedding with the Zennor Feast, knowing, as they surely did, that part of the Feast would include an exhibition of wedding dresses worn by the church community! The exhibition even caught the attention of a local mermaid. It was a surprise to […]

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Diocese of Truro to lease house in Newquay to provide home for people who have been homeless

The Diocese of Truro has agreed to lease a property to a homelessness charity in Cornwall to provide a ‘move-on’ property for people preparing to return to independent living. The  diocese is working with Cosgarne Hall, which currently houses 60 people across four properties in St Austell. They are individuals with varying levels of support needs […]

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Local Worship Leaders and Local Pastoral Ministers commissioned

  A commissioning and recommissioning of Local Worship Leaders and Local Pastoral Ministers for the deanery of Pydar took place at St Eval Church in May. Revd Helen Baber from the Lann Pydar Benefice welcomed 18 Local Worship Leaders and eight Local Pastoral Ministers for the service which included Local Pastoral Minister Pat Walton reading […]

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All welcome to RCS Eve of Show service

The Royal Cornwall Show is taking place in June and it kicks off with the Eve of Show service in the Main Arena at the Wadebridge showground from 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 6. Leading the service this year will be Revd Steve Wild, Cornwall Methodist District with Rev Matt Noble from Truro Baptist Church preaching. They […]

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A prayer for HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle on their wedding day

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Card Reader – help or hindrance

Mike Sturgess is the first treasurer in the Diocese of Truro to make use of a Card Reader for St Martins Church in Liskeard. As you may know, St Martins, which is the second largest parish church in Cornwall, is currently undergoing extensive reordering to make the building work better as a community hub as […]

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£40,000 funding boost for St Julitta’s Church

St Julitta’s Church in Lanteglos by Camelford has received a £40,000 funding boost in the shape of a National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund urgent roof and stonework repairs. The church, which is Grade I Listed and on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register, is an important community resource which has been under […]

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Could you be a member of Truro Diocesan Synod? Bishop Chris urges people to consider putting themselves forward

People who have never before been involved with the running of their local churches or the diocese have been asked to consider standing for a place on the Truro Diocesan Synod. The Rt Revd Dr Chris Goldsmith, Bishop of St Germans, has said he hopes to see a mix of new members and veterans among […]

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