This weekend saw church communities from across the diocese gathered together at Truro Cathedral to celebrate a shared commitment to creation care.

During the service Bishop Hugh Nelson shared with those present the call to work toward a restored earth, reflecting the words from the Lord’s Prayer; ‘as it is in heaven’.

Truro youth choir also gave a performance adding to the celebration feeling of the event.

During the service, six churches – Old Kea, All Hallows (St Kea), St Colan (St Colum Minor with Colan), St Mewan, St Mark Mission (St Mewan) and St Stephens by Saltash – received the new Kernow Green Church Award.

There was also the opportunity to recognise the excellent work of all eight churches that have achieved an Eco Church award so far. These awards represent significant commitment from the church communities and the Creation Care Champions who lead them. More than this, the journey to gaining these awards establishes a creation care DNA within the church community and enables great missional opportunities for engagement with others for whom creation care is a priority.

The most recent silver award was gained by the creation care team at Ludgvan in the week leading up to the cathedral service. Julia Havard who leads the team of Creation Care Champions said: “We are delighted, and a bit amazed with the news of the Eco Church Silver award. We looked at all the small things we do for creation care and realised how they added up to make a real difference.”

To find out more about how your church can engage in this exciting and essential work please see the diocesan website or email