Training: promoting your church via social media

People who are keen to learn more about the opportunities of using social media to promote their church can sign up for a day-long course this summer. A member of the national digital team, from Church House, Westminster, will come to Truro to deliver the course on Thursday, July 4th. The course will run from […]

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Bishop Philip: ‘Please pray for all affected by this outrage’

The Bishop of Truro has called on churches across the diocese to join together in prayer for all of those affected by the shootings in New Zealand. The Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen has written to the representatives of the Islamic faith on Cornwall Faith Forum, Dureid Rifai and Naeem Ahmad, to express his “profound sadness […]

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The light that shines through the Cross of St Piran Awards

On Sunday evening, at the Cross of St Piran Thanksgiving Service, Bishop Philip spoke of how Jesus is the light of the world as well as, according to Isaiah, nations as light to the world. Those nations could mean you and me, our neighbours and communities but, on that evening, it was certainly the recipients […]

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Leaving fear behind between Grenfell and Cornwall

It’s hard to know where God is when something as terrible as the Grenfell Tower fire ripped through the lives of the residents, neighbours and fire-fighters, leaving a heart-breaking trail of loss and unimaginable sadness. As the news broke and Esmé Page watched along with the rest of us, an idea plopped into her head […]

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St Piran’s example is one we can all follow

Bishop Philip has exhorted people to follow the lead of St Piran, by both welcoming others in and by venturing forth to serve their local communities. Speaking at the Redruth St Piran’s Festival on Saturday, Bishop Philip said: “We sometimes forget this but Piran who made such a mark in Cornwall and whose name still […]

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Combating climate change with hope and pragmatism

Robin and Mard could be described as Eco-Warriors. They certainly began the fight to protect our planet long before most of us realised it was a vital cause to be championed. Yet they are both calm, pragmatic people who seem to approach the huge problems facing us all with optimism, hope and a can-do attitude. […]

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For the love of Evensong, outreach and egg sandwiches

Tony Hocking is a familiar, well-loved face around St Piran’s Church, Perranzabuloe. From church warden duties to leading Evensong, Christmas tree festival organiser to newsletter editor, intercessor to egg sandwich maker supremo. There really is very little that Tony doesn’t turn his hand to. The biggest organisational feat that Tony undertakes with his wife, Katy, […]

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Serving breakfast and hope to the homeless of Truro

“Go out and preach the Gospel and, if necessary, use words,” has been attributed to St Francis of Assisi but taken to heart by Ann Boorman in the most practical of ways. Ann was instrumental in setting up THAG: Truro Homeless Action Group which, for the past 22 years, has served breakfast to the homeless […]

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Accompanied Ministry Development

Accompanied Ministry Development or AMD, it doesn’t really matter how you say it, it still sounds a little intimidating. Which is a shame as it’s a wonderfully caring, well thought out and considered way of making life a little bit easier and a little less daunting for our clergy across Cornwall. Out in the parishes […]

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Tegan – a teenager in flight for her faith

It’s no secret that there are very few young people in church in Cornwall. In fact, the UK has the lowest church attendance among young people in Europe. So it was very refreshing to meet Tegan Holden, aged 15 and fully engaged with church life from lending a hand with the Fly Jesus Project and […]

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