Government accepts in full the recommendations of Christian persecution review

Bishop Philip has welcomed the Government’s commitment to accepting all of the recommendations of the Independent Review into Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Support for Persecuted Christians. Bishop Philip, the Bishop of Truro and who chaired the review, said he hopes it will now become a significant catalyst for change. Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan […]

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Bringing Freedom by walking the Cornish Celtic Way

Bringing Freedom is small but courageous charity working to find practical ways to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery. Founder Naomi Bruce is walking the 125 miles of the Cornish Celtic Way in just one week to raise funds and awareness of all those caught up in this hidden industry. Human trafficking and modern slavery […]

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Open the Book brings tranquility in a nursing home

When I heard that an Open the Book team were visiting a nursing home for the elderly in Liskeard, I was intrigued and keen to go along to see for myself how it would work. Open the Book describes the generosity of volunteers who usually visit primary schools to read and act out Bible stories […]

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Taking the long route to ordination via prison chaplaincy

Janette Mullett, House Director of Epiphany House, felt the pull of calling on her life fifteen years ago. She tried various ways and means to unpack what it meant, and how best to answer it, including prison chaplaincy, but never considered ordination. “I was a music teacher living in Cambridge and thought that training to […]

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Embracing evangelism as an Anglican curate

Perhaps the biggest change for Graham Adamson during his year as deacon in Redruth was taking 14 funerals – probably ten more than he’d even attended in his life. As an evangelical Christian, the next would be embracing, and enjoying, a churchmanship very different to what he’s used to. Graham describes himself as an evangelical […]

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Bishop Philip starts charity fun run in Truro

Bishop Philip had the pleasure of starting this year’s ROC 5K charity fun run. The race started from Lemon Quay, and runners went around part of the city and down to Boscawen Park, before heading back to the finishing line on the quay. Bishop Philip said: “It was a pleasure to start the race – […]

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The final countdown to ordination begins

A group of 19 people have entered the final stretch in their journeys to ordination within the Diocese of Truro and the Church of England. Eleven individuals who are to be ordained as deacons, and eight deacons who will be priested, enjoyed a lunch at Lis Escop today (Tuesday) hosted by the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, […]

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Bishop Chris Goldsmith to lead Church of England’s Ministry Division

Bishop Chris is to leave the Diocese of Truro to head the Church of England’s Ministry Division, it has been announced today (Monday, June 24, 2019). In a letter to diocesan clergy and lay colleagues, Bishop Chris said it was an announcement he never expected to make. He added that there was no other role […]

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Church Commissioners back bold plan to transform mission in Cornwall

The architects of a visionary £2.8 million plan to transform the Church of England within the Diocese of Truro are this week celebrating, following the news that the Church Commissioners have given their backing to the scheme. The commissioners have backed the plan and agreed a grant of £1.7 million over six years, to add […]

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What Lesley did next: a tale of marshalling car races, a huge pile of novels and rum punch in the sun?

With her neat, dark hair, black clerical shirt and penchant for a colourful jacket, the Revd Canon Lesley Walker cuts a distinctive figure. Many people will know her from her 10 years as Rector of Meneage or ensuing stint as the Rural Dean of Kerrier; many more will have come into contact with her as […]

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