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Rookie veterans create beautiful sculpture to commemorate WWI

Remember the story of former commando Patrick McWilliam and the stone sculpture project for the award-winning Peace Garden at St Pol de Leon? The plan was to gather a group of ex-servicemen and women affected by post-traumatic-stress disorder to create a sculpture to commemorate the end of WWI. That plan has paid off in ways […]

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Welcoming Philip – video published

The diocese has published a video filmed on the day that the name of the next Bishop of Truro was announced. Our crew followed the Revd Canon Philip Mounstephen around the diocese. It filmed him as he spoke to parishioners at Tregony, as he answered questions from the BBC’s Donna Birrell at the Huddle cafe […]

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All change at Saturday’s diocesan synod

The subject of change provided a common theme for the first meeting of the new synod on Saturday. It was the first time the new members of the houses of clergy and laity had met following the summer elections. Pupils from Mounts Bay Academy and Five Islands Academy opened proceedings with worship which focused on […]

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Finding help with fundraising

The word fundraising conjures up many images, probably ranging from raffle tickets to persuading people to do something they don’t want to do, improbable targets or frustrating forms to fathom. Obviously faith plays a huge part in any fundraising endeavour, but so does practicality and getting the help you need to succeed. Happily, at Church […]

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Wanted: New home for Beautiful Triptych of Truro Cathedral’s Choir

Local artist Suzi Stephens spent two years listening, sketching and painting in and around the crypt at Truro Cathedral. The final piece, a large colourful triptych of Truro Cathedral’s Choir in full voice, took many more years to complete. It has recently been on display at St Peter’s Church, Newlyn, but, due to planned re-structuring, […]

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£1,000 raised for Rame Peninsula Heritage Gateway Project

The Rame Peninsula Heritage Gateway Project is £1,000 better off following a successful walking weekend around Sheviock. 60 walkers took advantage of the opportunity to explore Sheviock Parish, on the first weekend of September.  Organised by St Mary’s Church Project Team, four different walks were on offer in the morning and afternoon of both days.  […]

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Walking the Day of Prayer in Newquay

Often my job in communications for Truro Diocese takes me to places in Cornwall that I haven’t visited, to meet people who ordinarily I wouldn’t have the privilege of meeting, and occasionally to report on events that I probably wouldn’t have gone to over a weekend. The Diocesan Day of Prayer in Newquay falls into […]

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The Leprosy Mission working against the stigma this age-old disease

The Leprosy Mission are an international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients. Widely believed to be the world’s oldest disease, leprosy is also one of the most stigmatised. Fear and the misplaced belief that leprosy is a curse means that many hide the symptoms, delaying […]

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Bishop Chris urges us to a deeper understanding of our role as godly stewards of the natural environment during Creationtide

Bishop Chris has given his support to a call from EcoChurch South West for people to sign up to daily mailings of resources, prayers and reflections during Creationtide. Creationtide runs from September 1 to St Francis Day, October 4. This year the mailings from EcoChurch South West will focus on ideas for action to help local […]

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New Bishop of Truro announced

Downing Street has announced that HM The Queen has approved the nomination of the Revd Canon Philip Mounstephen as the 16th Bishop of Truro. Philip is currently the executive leader of Church Mission Society, a role he has occupied since 2012. Prior to that, Philip was chaplain of St Michael’s Church, Paris. He has also […]

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