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St Piran’s example is one we can all follow

Bishop Philip has exhorted people to follow the lead of St Piran, by both welcoming others in and by venturing forth to serve their local communities. Speaking at the Redruth St Piran’s Festival on Saturday, Bishop Philip said: “We sometimes forget this but Piran who made such a mark in Cornwall and whose name still […]

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Combating climate change with hope and pragmatism

Robin and Mard could be described as Eco-Warriors. They certainly began the fight to protect our planet long before most of us realised it was a vital cause to be championed. Yet they are both calm, pragmatic people who seem to approach the huge problems facing us all with optimism, hope and a can-do attitude. […]

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For the love of Evensong, outreach and egg sandwiches

Tony Hocking is a familiar, well-loved face around St Piran’s Church, Perranzabuloe. From church warden duties to leading Evensong, Christmas tree festival organiser to newsletter editor, intercessor to egg sandwich maker supremo. There really is very little that Tony doesn’t turn his hand to. The biggest organisational feat that Tony undertakes with his wife, Katy, […]

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Serving breakfast and hope to the homeless of Truro

“Go out and preach the Gospel and, if necessary, use words,” has been attributed to St Francis of Assisi but taken to heart by Ann Boorman in the most practical of ways. Ann was instrumental in setting up THAG: Truro Homeless Action Group which, for the past 22 years, has served breakfast to the homeless […]

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Accompanied Ministry Development

Accompanied Ministry Development or AMD, it doesn’t really matter how you say it, it still sounds a little intimidating. Which is a shame as it’s a wonderfully caring, well thought out and considered way of making life a little bit easier and a little less daunting for our clergy across Cornwall. Out in the parishes […]

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Tegan – a teenager in flight for her faith

It’s no secret that there are very few young people in church in Cornwall. In fact, the UK has the lowest church attendance among young people in Europe. So it was very refreshing to meet Tegan Holden, aged 15 and fully engaged with church life from lending a hand with the Fly Jesus Project and […]

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Safeguarding creation is everybody’s duty: Bishop Philip

Cornwall’s aspirations to be in the vanguard of renewable energy in the UK got the thumbs-up from Bishop Philip, this week as he visited the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power (UDDGP) project, where drilling of the first of two deep holes started in November. This week they reached a depth of 3km and the project […]

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‘Act on climate change’ Bishop of Truro urges General Synod in maiden speech

The Bishop of Truro has made a heartfelt plea for fellow Anglicans to redouble their efforts to care for the planet, and our fellow women and men. Speaking in favour of an environment motion brought jointly to today’s meeting of the General Synod by the dioceses of Truro and London, Bishop Philip said: “Climate change […]

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2019 Cross of St Piran recipients announced

The full list of 2019’s Cross of St Piran recipients has been released by the Bishop’s Office. This year 18 people will be recognised during two services at St Piran’s Church in Perranzabuloe on March 3, 2019. As in previous years, there will be two services on the day lead by the Bishop of Truro, […]

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Bishop Philip preaches at Mawgan Daffodil Festival

“Flowers may fade, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Bishop Philip looked to Isaiah yesterday (Sunday, February 17), when he was delighted to accept an invitation to preach at the 2019 Mawgan Daffodil Festival, in St Mawgan in Meneage Church. “All people are like grass; their constancy is like the flower of […]

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