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 confidence from the national church in our innovative approach to mission being pioneered in Falmouth (for more details of that click here), as I know they have looked at a large number of projects from around the country.

“There is still a very great deal of work to be done to develop this bid fully and we will not know the final outcome until next May. However it is clear that those responsible for the central funding of mission have real hope in what we can achieve for God’s Kingdom here in Cornwall.

“Let’s keep our hopes high for all that God might do amongst us here.”