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Home for Christmas – a video message from Bishop Philip

The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, has recorded his Christmas message for 2018 on video. We hope you enjoy watching. Happy Christmas!

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Message from Bishop Philip on our bid to expand Transforming Mission

Bishop Philip said: “I am delighted to report that the Church Commissioners have agreed to consider a full bid from us for a further four Transforming Mission initiatives to serve Camborne, Truro, St Austell and Liskeard. My thanks go to all those who have worked on this project to date. “This is a tremendous vote of […]

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When bad things happen where is God?

It’s a question many of us ask, especially when we watch or listen to the news. But how do you answer that when something bad happens to you? Where is God when a mother’s worst nightmare is realised? Revd Nikki Thornhill is that mother and says, today, “He’s right there, crouching down on the floor […]

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Not just Christmas Carols but New Street Christmas Carols

Time moves quickly and never more so than at Christmas. Even the recent winds seem to be hurrying us along, adding to the sense of panic and worry that we won’t get things done. So it was wonderful to stop and linger awhile in the beautiful music that welcomed everybody who walked into the brand […]

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No appointment yet for Archdeaconry of Cornwall

The Episcopal College of the Diocese of Truro has decided not to appoint any of the candidates interviewed this week for the office of Archdeacon of Cornwall. Bishop Philip said: “Although each of the candidates displayed a range of gifts and abilities, we did not feel that any one of them matched closely enough what […]

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Encouraging signs in the diocese’s Statistics for Mission report

The Diocese of Truro is showing some encouraging signs in this year’s Statistics for Mission report from the Church of England. Churches in the diocese recorded a total 9% increase in the numbers of children attending weekly services. This was coupled with 11% more churches in 2017 reporting that they now have children and young […]

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New Bishop of Truro is consecrated at St Paul’s Cathedral by Archbishop of Canterbury

The new Bishop of Truro, Philip Mounstephen, was consecrated on Friday, November 30 at St Paul’s Cathedral by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby. Bishop Philip has already been elected Bishop of Truro by the College of Canons of Truro Cathedral. He will now move into his official residence, Lis Escop, in […]

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If the church really is in decline why bother with confirmation?

If the Church of England really is racing towards its decline, stopping only to scoop up a handful of older people, why did 30 people, including teenagers, choose to be confirmed recently in Truro Cathedral? And why would Connor, an intelligent, confident 22 year old with everything going for him, decide to make a public […]

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Over 400 enter bishop Christmas card competition

A competition to design the Bishop of St German’s Christmas card attracted over 400 entries from schools across the Diocese of Truro. With all 44 church schools in the diocese invited to take part and entries ranging from snowmen to Father Christmas and nativity scenes, the competition was fierce. With judging assistance from local artist […]

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New app to help you make the most of Advent

A new app to help you make the most spiritually of the Advent season has been launched by the Bishop of London, The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally. A Good Advent is available for iOS and Android and includes an introduction to Advent written by Bishop Sarah, as well as short daily Advent meditations, suitable for […]

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