Catching up with a curate

Catching up with Revd Richard Wallis, a curate who has been working with the Eight Saints Cluster for the past year was a surprisingly serene experience. Eight Saints isn’t in any way euphemistic – it really is eight saints from eight different churches covering a wide demographic across rural Cornwall. From Feock to Chacewater, with […]

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From serving in the Line of Duty to serving God

It’s not every day you get to meet someone who was in the real Line of Duty and find out he’s answered the call to ordination. For the very small percentage of the population who don’t know what Line of Duty is, it’s a smash-hit BBC TV series about police investigating corruption in the police. […]

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Petertide services will see 19 ordained

The Diocese of Truro will be welcoming 11 new deacons and eight new priests during its Petertide services this year. Taking place at Truro Cathedral on Friday, June 28 at 7.30pm and Saturday, June 29 at 10.30am, the services will also see the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, leading his first ordinations as Bishop of Truro. […]

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Come Rain or Shine

The summer holidays are racing towards us and many families will already be wondering how they can occupy their little and not-so-little ones on those days when even the sun reaches for an umbrella. Many churches already have fabulous holiday clubs and activities in place and we’d love to hear about them. Others might be […]

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For whom the bell tolls …

With the UN’s grim deadline of 12 years to save the earth from a CO2 catastrophe, the residents of Warleggan and St Neot have turned to an age-old way of reminding people that time is running out. Following a decision in April by Warleggan Parish Committee to declare a climate emergency, the church bells at […]

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Archdeacon’s visitations continue

St Andrew’s in Redruth was the latest church to host the Archdeacon Visitations this week. There was a good crowd in attendance to support churchwardens from across Powder and Carnmarth North and South deaneries charged with their duties for the coming year by Archdeacon Audrey. All the churchwardens, whether returning or newly appointed, were prayed […]

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Bishop Philip backs calls for schools and clubs to ‘go green for Grenfell’

Bishop Philip has backed calls for Cornish clubs and schools to consider ‘going green for Grenfell’. The local charity, Cornwall Hugs Grenfell, is urging Cornish schools and clubs to plan their own Green For Grenfell Day in the period June 14-28, as part of the national initiative from Grenfell United and the Department for Education. […]

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10/10 for ambition, aspiration and faith in action

All Saints Highertown (ASH) is a very special place in Truro, but you might not know that driving past on the busy road on its doorstep. Unassuming and unremarkable, except perhaps for its 80s slightly brutalist architecture and proximity to a new housing estate, the lacklustre exterior belies the beating heart of a church on […]

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What do we hope & pray the diocese might look like in 10 years’ time?

During his inaugural Presidential Address at diocesan synod on Saturday, Bishop Philip asked ‘what do we hope and pray this Diocese of Truro might look like in 10 years’ time? For those who have taken part in the bishop’s roadshows this spring, the priorities he raised will not be a surprise – celebrating children and […]

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Sheviock’s congregation welcomed at St Paul’s HMS Raleigh

During the renovations of Sheviock Parish Church, the congregation has been invited to attend services at a number of surrounding churches, as well as holding its regular services at Crafthole Methodist chapel. On Sunday they were invited to St Paul’s Church, one of three churches based in HMS Raleigh, Torpoint to join the morning service […]

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