School recognised as Best Practice Representative

Bishop Cornish Primary School in Saltash has been recognised as a Best Practice Representative in the latest edition of The Parliamentary Review. The three-page article recognises the work done in the school to promote Christian values in education along with celebrating the successful work it does in creating a nurturing, spiritual, creative and exciting cross-curricular […]

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The Archbishops’ election message

As we approach this General Election, we also herald the season of Advent, the birth of Jesus Christ and the reminder of his return as our judge. In Christ’s birth God chooses to come and live among us, intervening in our imperfect world, and offering the hope of life reordered and restored. At his return […]

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Truro Cathedral is packed for environment service

More than 100 primary children, plus their teachers, parents, carers and grandparents, came from across Cornwall to perform at Songs for Earth, an environmental service at Truro Cathedral. The children had been all practising in their schools over recent weeks under the direction of Angela Renshaw, who is the singing lead for Cornwall Music Education […]

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Citizens’ Panel investigating housing, homelessness & hidden hunger

“High housing costs, low paid insecure work, eviction and homelessness are all issues that blight local communities in Cornwall, including Penzance. How can we as a community come together to address these issues?” This is the challenge for the Penzance Citizens’ Panel that is meeting over six weeks to share stories and listen to people […]

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Celebrations as Cornwall Council backs All Saints Highertown community hub

All Saints Highertown has received a massive boost to its plans for the future with Cornwall Council’s decision to invest more than £600,000 in funding for the community hub. Priest in charge, Revd Jeremy Putnam, said: “I really am over the moon that the councillors have voted to invest in the community in this way. […]

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Walking away with Christmas shopping…

While shops are already crammed full of gifts for Christmas, it isn’t always easy to find something for that special person. This year why not give them a present that is interesting, informative and will also bring real benefits in terms of their physical, spiritual and mental health? Walking is nothing new but with the […]

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Open days at St Mellitus give chance for people to take the next step on their journey

People who are considering studying with St Mellitus College, the theological college for the south west of England, are invited to attend one of their open days. The next is on Tuesday, November 12, at St Matthias, Plymouth, although there are more open days planned throughout next year. The days are both for people who […]

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Cracking Christmas Card Competition

When Bishop Philip put a call out to schools across Cornwall for children to design a Christmas card, he had little idea how enthusiastic the response would be. Over six hundred cards arrived from primary schools from across Cornwall! They ranged from the very well executed Christmas cards showing traditional nativity scenes using a Pointillism […]

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The Mystery of the Millennium Yews

Millennium yew cuttings taken from trees at the time of Christ were blessed and sent to Cornwall but where are they today? A recent article in the Church Times about the Millennium Yew Tree Project, launched by the then Bishop of London towards the close of the century, prompted the question, “What happened to Cornwall’s […]

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Two new canons celebrate their installation at Truro Cathedral

Diocesan director of education and discipleship, Revd Simon Cade, and the mission and ministry lead of Creation Fest, Sarah Yardley, have both been installed as honorary canons of Truro Cathedral. Speaking after the service, Revd Canon Cade said: “It is an honour to be asked to serve as an honorary canon, thanks to the bishop […]

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