The 16th Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, will be formally welcomed to the diocese in a service at Truro Cathedral on Saturday (January 12, 2019).

Hundreds of people from all walks of life have already accepted their invitations to the service and from today, Monday, January 7, anybody who would like to attend is invited to apply for tickets.

Once the seats in the cathedral are committed, people will be given tickets to view the event in Truro Methodist Church, which is very close by.

The event will be live-streamed to a large screen in the church from the cathedral, and Bishop Philip will visit the Methodist church after the welcome service.

People who would like to attend the service can apply for a pair of tickets by emailing, or if they are not on email can call into the cathedral office at the Old Cathedral School for tickets. Once the cathedral has reached capacity, tickets will be offered for the Methodist church. Some tickets will be available from the cathedral office on the day for the Methodist church, but people are asked to arrange in advance if at all possible to ensure there is enough capacity and that everybody is catered for.

In a break from tradition, only those taking part in the service will have reserved seating, as Bishop Philip is keen to ensure the event is truly for ‘one and all’.

The service of welcome will begin at noon, on Saturday, January 12, 2019.