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Cornish Celtic Way Spring Walk

On Sunday Bishop Philip pulled on his walking boots, took up his staff, and joined the walkers who were setting out on the first Cornish Celtic Way extended walk of the season. Setting off from the Priory at St Germans, the group plan to walk to Padstow over six days. They will be staying overnight […]

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More than 900 reports of potential modern slavery recorded through app

Drivers using a pioneering app to gather information on modern slavery in hand car washes made more than 900 reports of potential cases over a five-month period, according to research. The Safe Car Wash app, which allows drivers to respond to a check list of key factors that may suggest modern slavery or labour exploitation […]

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Bishop Philip looks forward to even closer working with Cornish Methodists

Bishop Philip addressed the Methodist synod, on Saturday, at Truro Methodist Church, and reinforced his commitment to encouraging Anglicans and Methodists to stand and work alongside one another. Bishop Philip said: “I’m delighted that my Cornish ancestors numbered both Anglicans and Methodists in their number – indeed some of my ancestors were clearly caught up […]

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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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