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Changes to the data protection law will affect parishes

Data Protection in the UK is changing in May 2018 and the new law gives individuals (you and me) more rights over how information about them is stored and used by organisations (a PCC or a Diocese for example). In particular, organisations have to tell individuals what they are doing with the information they are […]

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Living Faith – how two of our parish clergy have responded to their calling

The diocese has published two videos it hopes will encourage people to think about answering a calling from God to join the clergy. Parish priest Jeremy Putnam and curate Arwen Folkes are featured in the short films, talking about their vocations, and how their calling features in their everyday lives. “I really hope that these […]

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A former Commando with the softest heart for God and a World War One sculpture project

Patrick Mcwilliam is an extraordinary man who, as his wife Lizzie says, “leaks God’s love.” An ex-Commando, sculptor and trained psychotherapist, Patrick has been commissioned by St Pol de Leon Church, in Paul near Mousehole, to create a sculpture to commemorate the end of the First World War. A perfect fit, except Patrick doesn’t intend […]

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Details of public consultation event to help find next Bishop of Truro

People who would like to have a say in the decision over who becomes the next Bishop of Truro are invited to attend a public consultation later this month. The Appointments Secretaries to both the Archbishops’ Council and the Prime Minister, Caroline Boddington and Richard Tillbrook respectively, will be in Cornwall to meet people and […]

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Bishop Chris invites us all to join him in working for a society built upon faith, hope and love

What are you thinking as we enter a New Year? I suspect that many of us hope it won’t be like 2017. That was a year made memorable for all the wrong reasons. Disaster, tragedy, injustice, violence and exploitation have wrought havoc on so many individuals, families, communities and nations. And along the way we […]

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National Churches Trust Community Grants available

Grants up to £25,000 for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship in the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands are available with the next application deadlines of March 5, 2018 and July 2, 2018. When social care services in an area either are reducing or simply don’t […]

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Bishop of Crediton named as new Bishop of London

The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally DBE, the Bishop of Crediton, has been named as the new Bishop of London. As Dean of the Province of Canterbury, Bishop Sarah will have a particular role supporting the oversight of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Southern Province and she will work closely with the Bishop at Lambeth, […]

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Do you have what it takes to help shape the future of mission and ministry training in Cornwall and Devon?

New trustees are being sought by the South West Ministry Training Course (SWMTC), which prepares men and women for Christian mission and ministry in Devon and Cornwall. SWMTC is entering an exciting period of renewal and seeks new board members to guide, support and advise its staff team. The organisation is particularly looking to appoint trustees […]

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Why can’t we all dance on God’s great dance floor?

With the scary truth out there that only around 3% of young people in Cornwall regularly attend an Anglican church in Cornwall, Jac Smith who joined our communications team earlier this year, asks why. The answer isn’t too hard to work out. In most Anglican churches across our county the services are beautiful, poignant and […]

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Loving thy neighbour this Christmas with Meals for the Community

Wherever you are this Christmas in Cornwall, and no matter what your circumstances,  you will never be far from a warm meal. Thanks to communities up and down our county, loving they neighbour takes the form of providing companionship, a hot meal and some festive cheer. Truro Cathedral have a full list of what is […]

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