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Revd Canon Tony Neal celebrates 50 years since an ordination that almost didn’t happen

Revd Canon Tony Neal will have been ordained 50 years ago on September 21st, beginning his ministry in Ripon and working as a parish priest, teacher, mentor, hospital chaplain and even volunteer for the railways in South Devon. Revd Tony also worked for many years within the education department of Truro Diocese, alongside his ministry […]

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What brings you joy? Considering your vocation

 People who went to Truro Cathedral on Saturday to take part in the diocesan Vocations Day were advised to consider what brings them joy, as they explored how best to follow their callings. The event was well attended by people at all different stages of the discernment process, with plenty of opportunities for them to consider their […]

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Opening doors, hearts and kitchens to the homeless

Homelessness, being disadvantaged, living on the margins. However you choose to describe the life circumstances of too many of our neighbours, it doesn’t change the reality of what it is. Lonely, isolating, confusing, often scary and almost universally misunderstood. Many great Cornish charities, like St Petroc’s and Cosgarne Hall, are doing what they can and […]

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Women’s Ministry via The Sound of Music, the Vicar of Dibley and Revd Jane Vaughan-Wilson

Although entertained by one ordinand’s declaration that she didn’t want to be a nun after seeing The Sound of Music, Truro Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Rev Canon Jane Vaughan-Wilson, didn’t want to be a nun either! “When I was first exploring ministry there simply were no women. My only references were nuns and something called […]

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Grenfell Street sign celebrates solidarity of two communities 300 miles apart

It wasn’t just the sun that was shining in Mousehole last Thursday as a very special Grenfell Street sign was unveiled. Love, community connections and compassion shone across this picturesque fishing village that was picked out long ago to partner with the people of Grenfell. Throughout the day, as the green balloons and bunting went […]

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2019 Vocations Day: taking the next step

Bishop Chris’s leaving service will be an integral part of this year’s Diocese of Truro Vocations Day in the cathedral on Saturday, September 14 – and it couldn’t be more fitting. Before his ordination, Bishop Chris spent many years as a Reader, and even longer as a disciple committed to bringing Christian values into the […]

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Tips for SIAMS: Vision

Please be aware of a very important statement hidden away on page 18 ‘Reporting’. “If leaders, including governors, cannot articulate how biblical teaching roots the school’s vision, giving it coherence, relevance and sustainability the school could not be judged good overall.” In the glossary see this: “School’s vision: The school’s Christian vision and associated Christian […]

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Bringing light back into Minster Church

At the beginning of August, a group of pilgrims could be seen walking from Boscastle to its mother church, Minster Church, where there is a holy well. Walking through the beautiful Valency Valley, they traced the footsteps of St Madryn who founded the church in its peaceful setting in the 6th Century. Madryn was a […]

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Archdeacon of Cornwall welcomed to the diocese

The Venerable Paul Bryer has been installed as the new Archdeacon of Cornwall during a service at Truro Cathedral. Paul was previously Archdeacon of Dorking. After serving a curacy at St Stephen’s Tonbridge in the Diocese of Rochester, Paul moved to the Diocese of Guildford in 1994 to become vicar at St Mary’s Camberley. In […]

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Boscawen bench re-dedicated

The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen was at Boscawen in Truro this morning to re-dedicate a bench in memory of Violet Knight, the mother of the city’s current Town Crier. Lionel Knight, whose dulcet tones have been heard booming across Truro for the last five years in his civic role, originally placed […]

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