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Coffee mornings, bake sales and Gift Aid

The HM Treasury is highlighting steps that charities should take to ensure that fundraising at coffee mornings and bake sales can be eligible for Gift Aid. Gift Aid can be claimed on charitable donations from taxpayers, but not when the money is given in exchange for goods. It is feared that many charity bake sales […]

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The DAC – is it just an abbreviated bureaucratic hoop to jump through?

Managing a diocese inevitably involves jargon and a bewildering array of abbreviations, DAC, BDC, OFS, CMS, TMS to name a few. All of which can be intimidating and excluding. And that’s a shame as the people behind the letters work hard to help, encourage and grow the Anglican Church across Cornwall. Sue Thorold is one […]

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Poppy makers needed

On Sunday, November 11 Truro Cathedral will mark the centenary of the end of World War One with a special ‘poppy drop’ during the Remembrance Service on Armistice Day. This echoes the ‘poppy drop’ that took place in November 2014 marking the centenary of the start of World War One. But before that can happen […]

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Calling all choirs!

Does your church have a choir? If so, Heart FM’s breakfast show would like to hear from you. On December 8, the Heart FM Breakfast Show is holding a Christmas market at Launceston Town Hall in aid of their Global Make Some Noise charity, which supports small local charities. Last year’s market attracted over 8,000 […]

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Service to celebrate Reader Ministry sees four Licensed and Admitted

Readers from across the diocese gathered at Truro Cathedral this weekend for the annual service to celebrate Reader Ministry. Trigg Minor and Bodmin Deanery Choir provided an uplifting start to the worship with Bishop Chris presiding. Brenton Blandford, a Reader from Saltash, was the Assistant Minister and Helen Purchase from Godrevy Team Ministry preached on […]

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Understanding Christianity training

We are planning more dates for Understanding Christianity training next term. Contact us if you are interested in booking a place. Read more

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Child sex abuse inquiry’s Truth Project comes to Cornwall

People in Cornwall who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse are being given the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing national inquiry chaired by Professor Alexis Jay. The Truth Project is a part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and is coming to Cornwall during November 2018. “If you are a victim and […]

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Climate Change: Bishop calls for ‘net-zero’ commitment

The Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment has said that a report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals a ‘critical risk-level’ for global communities. Speaking from the European Churches Environmental Network in Katowice, Bishop Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, urged the UK Government to commit to a target of […]

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C of E release draft covenant on clergy care and well being

The Church of England is being invited to take part in a ‘Big Conversation’ on a new deal to coordinate and improve its approach to clergy care and well-being, in a set of draft documents published today. The suggested text of a Covenant for Clergy Care and Well-being, modelled on the Military Covenant, is published […]

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