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For whom the bell tolls …

With the UN’s grim deadline of 12 years to save the earth from a CO2 catastrophe, the residents of Warleggan and St Neot have turned to an age-old way of reminding people that time is running out. Following a decision in April by Warleggan Parish Committee to declare a climate emergency, the church bells at […]

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Archdeacon’s visitations continue

St Andrew’s in Redruth was the latest church to host the Archdeacon Visitations this week. There was a good crowd in attendance to support churchwardens from across Powder and Carnmarth North and South deaneries charged with their duties for the coming year by Archdeacon Audrey. All the churchwardens, whether returning or newly appointed, were prayed […]

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Bishop Philip backs calls for schools and clubs to ‘go green for Grenfell’

Bishop Philip has backed calls for Cornish clubs and schools to consider ‘going green for Grenfell’. The local charity, Cornwall Hugs Grenfell, is urging Cornish schools and clubs to plan their own Green For Grenfell Day in the period June 14-28, as part of the national initiative from Grenfell United and the Department for Education. […]

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10/10 for ambition, aspiration and faith in action

All Saints Highertown (ASH) is a very special place in Truro, but you might not know that driving past on the busy road on its doorstep. Unassuming and unremarkable, except perhaps for its 80s slightly brutalist architecture and proximity to a new housing estate, the lacklustre exterior belies the beating heart of a church on […]

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What do we hope & pray the diocese might look like in 10 years’ time?

During his inaugural Presidential Address at diocesan synod on Saturday, Bishop Philip asked ‘what do we hope and pray this Diocese of Truro might look like in 10 years’ time? For those who have taken part in the bishop’s roadshows this spring, the priorities he raised will not be a surprise – celebrating children and […]

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Sheviock’s congregation welcomed at St Paul’s HMS Raleigh

During the renovations of Sheviock Parish Church, the congregation has been invited to attend services at a number of surrounding churches, as well as holding its regular services at Crafthole Methodist chapel. On Sunday they were invited to St Paul’s Church, one of three churches based in HMS Raleigh, Torpoint to join the morning service […]

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Walking for Thy Kingdom to Come

Thy Kingdom Come has become a global movement of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost, supported by Christians across the world, focusing on the power and promise of those three words. Jesus asked us to pray Thy Kingdom Come and to have an expectation that it would. But what does that mean? What should we expect […]

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Vocations Sunday – May 12

Vocations Sunday is this week and there are a wealth of resources to assist you via the Church of England. Vocations Sunday is an excellent opportunity to deepen awareness in our church communities about the many ways individuals can respond to God’s call on their lives. To help, the Church of England have created a […]

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Bishop Philip delivers interim report on review of FCO response to persecution of Christians

The interim report of the Independent Review into Foreign and Commonwealth Office Support for Persecuted Christians worldwide, led by the Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, was published today (May 3, 2019). Foreign Secretary The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP asked Bishop Philip to lead the independent review. In its overview, the interim […]

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Truro Prayer Book Society enthralled by 1553 Primer

We are delighted to share this from guest writer David Watson To be an authority on a particular subject is a wonderful gift; to be able to share that knowledge in an erudite and digestible fashion is another. Revd Professor Andrew Lewis, Prebendary of Marnays in the Collegiate Church of St Endellion, exhibited both skills […]

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