This Sunday – 20 October, 2019 – Bishop Philip gave a sermon at Madron church for its annual Trafalgar service.

On 21 October, 1805 news of the battle of Trafalgar and Nelson’s death was first brought ashore by Penzance fishermen who met the boat (HMS Pickle) bringing the news home. The people of Penzance went up to the church to give thanks for the battle and to mourn Nelson. Since 1946 there has been an annual commemoration with personnel from RNAS Culdrose.

The full sermon can be read here

Photo By William Heysham Overend –, Public Domain,