Confirmations celebrated as Christians of all ages affirm their faith in Jesus

The Christian faith remains “relevant, powerfully attractive and compelling for people of all ages,” said the Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen. Speaking after a confirmation service for more than 20 people, a third of whom were teenagers, Bishop Philip said: It really is an honour to be called upon to confirm all […]

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Bishop Philip gives Trafalgar sermon

This Sunday – 20 October, 2019 – Bishop Philip gave a sermon at Madron church for its annual Trafalgar service. On 21 October, 1805 news of the battle of Trafalgar and Nelson’s death was first brought ashore by Penzance fishermen who met the boat (HMS Pickle) bringing the news home. The people of Penzance went […]

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Who knew craft club could lead to Confirmation?

When Joan joined the Crafty Club at St Andrew’s, Redruth, she had no idea it would lead both herself and her husband, David, to Confirmation at Truro Cathedral later this month. It was also through Crafty Club that David’s considerable skills at woodturning became known and he was asked to create figures for a nativity […]

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Joyful celebrations of our Remarkable Readers

Readers from across the diocese came together last Saturday to celebrate and mark their ministry in Truro Cathedral. As Bishop Philip said, they represented remarkable commitment, remarkable dedication and remarkable service. It was Bishop Philip’s first licensing service in Truro Diocese and, speaking on Donna Birrell’s show on BBC Radio Cornwall on Sunday, he said: […]

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Songs for Earth to be held in Truro Cathedral

Pupils of Cornish schools and members of the county youth choir will all perform at a special service in November to celebrate our planet and the children who are fighting for it. The Songs for Earth service will be held in Truro Cathedral, at 2pm, on Sunday, November 17. The children are being invited to […]

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Homeless people are at risk from modern slavery

Staff and volunteers at night shelters are being urged to look out for signs of exploitation among clients in a campaign launched by the Church of England’s anti-slavery initiative. More than 1,000 posters and other materials aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of modern slavery amongst homeless people are to be distributed to night […]

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Call for Cornish churches to open for day of prayer on October 31

Cornish church leaders have called for a day of prayer on October 31, to mark the day that the UK is due to withdraw from the EU. Announcing the initiative on Donna Birrell’s Sunday morning faith show on BBC Radio Cornwall, chair of the Cornwall Methodist District, Revd Steve Wild, said: “We hope that all […]

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Synod to consider significant questions before setting next year’s budget

Members of Truro Diocesan Synod have been asked to give thought and prayer to some fundamental questions about how we finance our operations, before attending November’s meeting at which next year’s budget will be presented. It is hoped that synod representatives will discuss and pray with parish colleagues over the answers to some of the […]

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Faith and Mental Health in Cornwall

On Saturday, people gathered from across Cornwall to find out more about the relationship between faith and mental health. Mental health, or mental ill health, has been with us forever, stigmatised, feared and derided. Although we still have a very long way to go, thankfully it is something that people are beginning to talk about, […]

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Celebrating the calling to become a Reader

The annual Reader service takes place at Truro Cathedral on Saturday, October 12 and among those being licensed will be Debbie Harris from St Ives. It’s been quite a big year for Debbie who began her Christian life in the Roman Catholic Church. Although she’d come to love the Anglican church, she hadn’t made an […]

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