Paul Bryer to be the new Archdeacon of Cornwall

It has been announced that the Archdeacon of Dorking, the Venerable Paul Bryer, is to be the new Archdeacon of Cornwall. Archdeacon Paul will move to the diocese and take up his office this summer. Paul has been Archdeacon of Dorking since 2014. After serving a curacy at St Stephen’s Tonbridge in the Diocese of […]

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Flower power and green growth in Penzance

Members of the wider Penzance community are being invited to join parishioners of St Mary’s Church on Saturday as they plant wild flowers in the churchyard. The planting is part of a project to make the churchyard a pleasant and welcoming environment for people of all ages, as all as for all the nature that […]

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Oceans apart a mother and son pray for a miracle

People often talk about the power of prayer, from the mundane, like finding a parking spot, to the magnificent. Patrick Gilbert’s story definitely falls on the side of magnificent. It reads like a film-script and what lies at its heart are two people, oceans apart, who prayed for a miracle. Patrick was adopted when just […]

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Many examples of love and kindness … and a few tunes!

Bishop Philip picked up a ukulele and joined the St Euny Ukes for a couple of tunes this week, as the second roadshow of the year got underway. He was given a customary warm welcome at St Euny, in Redruth, and saw the Open Cafe in full session, and met with lots of the volunteers, […]

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Never give in, never, never, never, never…

Winston Churchill, in a speech to his old school, said, ‘…Never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.’ These are words that resonate for the team at St Hydroc who persistently knocked at the doors of funders until they […]

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Feted green church is feeling flush with a brand new eco-loo

The winner of the Green Building award in the 2017 Church Times Green Church Awards has just commissioned its latest eco-venture – an environmentally friendly loo. The toilet at St Wenn Church has its very own compact water treatment plant, which means the liquid coming from the system is clean enough for discharge into an […]

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Training: promoting your church via social media

People who are keen to learn more about the opportunities of using social media to promote their church can sign up for a day-long course this summer. A member of the national digital team, from Church House, Westminster, will come to Truro to deliver the course on Thursday, July 4th. The course will run from […]

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Bishop Philip: ‘Please pray for all affected by this outrage’

The Bishop of Truro has called on churches across the diocese to join together in prayer for all of those affected by the shootings in New Zealand. The Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen has written to the representatives of the Islamic faith on Cornwall Faith Forum, Dureid Rifai and Naeem Ahmad, to express his “profound sadness […]

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The light that shines through the Cross of St Piran Awards

On Sunday evening, at the Cross of St Piran Thanksgiving Service, Bishop Philip spoke of how Jesus is the light of the world as well as, according to Isaiah, nations as light to the world. Those nations could mean you and me, our neighbours and communities but, on that evening, it was certainly the recipients […]

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Leaving fear behind between Grenfell and Cornwall

It’s hard to know where God is when something as terrible as the Grenfell Tower fire ripped through the lives of the residents, neighbours and fire-fighters, leaving a heart-breaking trail of loss and unimaginable sadness. As the news broke and Esmé Page watched along with the rest of us, an idea plopped into her head […]

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