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Next Bishop of St Germans enjoys a whistle-stop tour

Bishop Bronescombe School, in St Austell, was the venue for Bishop Philip to announce that the Revd Hugh Nelson would be the next Bishop of St Germans. Bishop Philip made the announcement just after 10am – the time the news was broken by Downing Street. The audience was a class of Year 5 and 6 […]

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Next Bishop of St Germans is announced by Downing Street

Downing Street has this morning announced that the next Bishop of St Germans is to be the Revd Hugh Nelson. Hugh is currently the parish priest of St Mary’s, Goudhurst and Christ Church, Kilndown (known as GK Church), in Canterbury Diocese. Prior to his ordination in 2009, Hugh was Director of L’Arche London, a Christian […]

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Diocese carries out review into past safeguarding concerns

All Church of England priests in Cornwall have been asked to check their records to ensure that all safeguarding concerns have been reported to the appropriate authorities. They are required to take part and make a declaration in what is being called the Past Cases Review 2, which has been ordered by the House of […]

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New Year, new resolutions and new ways to give

In today’s landscape, where people in need of support are even more vulnerable and the pull to give ever more pressing, it seems awkward to talk about giving money to the church. Yet Jesus had more to say about money than almost anything else. “He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted […]

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New Year Resolutions…

As one year draws to an end, we invariably look forward to the new year and the opportunities for new beginnings. While new year resolutions often barely last past January it is still worth setting yourself some goals or plans to look forward to. While most resolutions focus on not doing things – not drinking […]

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School & WI create ‘beautiful and historical piece of art’

2020 will see Lerryn School proudly displaying a new banner, created by pupils and members of Lerryn WI, during a nine-month project. The finished banner was officially unveiled at the Lerryn School and St Veep Church Christingle and Nativity in December and WI members joined pupils at the school for a Christmas lunch a few […]

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Catalogue gift could save lives this Christmas

‘Rain is so much worse than the snow,’ was the surprising observation  from the homeless man waiting patiently in the queue for the sausage, bacon, eggs, beans, and toast – which was likely to be his one hot meal for the day. He has been a rough sleeper for several years and has suffered from a […]

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Room at the inn – in a former parsonage

This Christmas a former parsonage in the Diocese of Truro will have a new lease of life – as  home to six people who are clients of homelessness charity St Petrocs. The residents of the house in Eliot Gardens, Newquay, have all come from other St Petrocs properties, and are hopefully all on the road […]

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On the Way – A service for children & Young People

You and your school community are invited to take part in a service for children and young people on April 18, 2020 at 2pm in Truro Cathedral. The service will be very special in that it will be led by youngsters from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – so we need your help! Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly […]

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Video: Bishop Philip urges us all to be peacemakers this Christmas

The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, has issued a plea for unity this Christmas.  He said: “Whatever your views on politics, I’m sure you would agree that a divided society cannot be a happy society; and ours has been sadly divided in recent years. “Indeed, politicians themselves recognise that. They often talk about […]

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