Head of cathedral choir encourages musicians to explore vocations

The director of music at Truro Cathedral has called on other musicians to explore their vocations. Christopher Gray, who has led the award-winning choir for 10 years, said: “If you feel a calling to do something it’s good to water that seed, because otherwise what is life really about? Not an either/or choice “It doesn’t […]

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Christmas bonuses for two historic Cornish churches

Two Cornish churches on the Historic England Heritage at Risk Register have been given combined grants of £25,000, just in time for Christmas. The Grade II listed St Just-in-Penwith Parish Church has been granted £10,000 to help fund urgent repairs to a leaking roof and stone work. The earliest written evidence of a church on […]

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Bishops call for a change of tone on Brexit debate

The bishops of the Church of England have made a call for national unity in the light of the ongoing rows and uncertainty in the run-up to Brexit. Following their meeting in London earlier this week, the bishops issued a media statement. Their comments came as parliamentary turmoil continued, with wrangling over whether or not there […]

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Governance CPD application deadline

Governance CPD opportunity via Marjon Truro The Diocesan Board of Education is offering bursaries for individuals wishing to further their CPD in Governance. This will be delivered in just under a year and consists of two modules- Leadership & Governance and Values-based Education. Applications were sent out on 11th January to those candidates who have […]

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Home for Christmas – a video message from Bishop Philip

The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, has recorded his Christmas message for 2018 on video. We hope you enjoy watching. Happy Christmas!

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Message from Bishop Philip on our bid to expand Transforming Mission

Bishop Philip said: “I am delighted to report that the Church Commissioners have agreed to consider a full bid from us for a further four Transforming Mission initiatives to serve Camborne, Truro, St Austell and Liskeard. My thanks go to all those who have worked on this project to date. “This is a tremendous vote of […]

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When bad things happen where is God?

It’s a question many of us ask, especially when we watch or listen to the news. But how do you answer that when something bad happens to you? Where is God when a mother’s worst nightmare is realised? Revd Nikki Thornhill is that mother and says, today, “He’s right there, crouching down on the floor […]

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Not just Christmas Carols but New Street Christmas Carols

Time moves quickly and never more so than at Christmas. Even the recent winds seem to be hurrying us along, adding to the sense of panic and worry that we won’t get things done. So it was wonderful to stop and linger awhile in the beautiful music that welcomed everybody who walked into the brand […]

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No appointment yet for Archdeaconry of Cornwall

The Episcopal College of the Diocese of Truro has decided not to appoint any of the candidates interviewed this week for the office of Archdeacon of Cornwall. Bishop Philip said: “Although each of the candidates displayed a range of gifts and abilities, we did not feel that any one of them matched closely enough what […]

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Encouraging signs in the diocese’s Statistics for Mission report

The Diocese of Truro is showing some encouraging signs in this year’s Statistics for Mission report from the Church of England. Churches in the diocese recorded a total 9% increase in the numbers of children attending weekly services. This was coupled with 11% more churches in 2017 reporting that they now have children and young […]

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