Churches from across Cornwall will be ‘sowing the seeds’ at the Royal Cornwall Show in June.

Starting the night before the show opens there will be the annual Eve of Show service in the main showground from 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 8. Afterwards there will be a pasty reception for all who attend at the Churches Together Tent.

This year music will be provided by St Minver Silver Band and Plynt Male Choir and the Preacher will be the Rt Revd Mark O’Toole, RC Bishop of Plymouth. Bishop Tim, who this year is Show President, will also be in attendance. This service is open to all.


When the Show opens on Thursday, June 9, Churches Together in Cornwall have the honour of being Pitch 1 again this year with all in the marquee working under the theme of Sowing seeds across the Duchy.

From 10am each day there will be worship outside of the marquee with different churches leading the service each day. Every afternoon between 1pm and 3pm, there will be music and hands’ on activities and new this year, visitors will have the chance to try their hands at bell ringing on a mini bell frame at 9am, 2pm and 4pm.

Inside the marquee will be a toddler play area including breast feeding and baby changing spaces. The marquee also has children’s activities and there will be refreshments (including real coffee available!).

This year there will be prayer stations set up around the tent and prayers on the hour.

The Diocese’s Weddings’ Team will also be on hand in the Wedding Marquee (Pitch 104) to talk to couples thinking about their big day, providing information and advice.

As in previous years, there will be a team of Show Chaplains working across the three days both in the marquee and out and about around the showground. Do stop and say hello.

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