Nominations are now being sought for the 2024 Cross of St Piran awards.

The awards, which are held every March at St Piran’s Church, Perranzabuloe, recognise the outstanding service given by lay people across Cornwall.

This year there will be a new category – ‘The Bishop’s Award for Climate Justice and Creation Care’. As always, it is hoped the award recipients will reflect the range of ages in our churches.

The Cross of St Piran is awarded for life and is not restricted to Anglicans. So, if you feel there is someone in your deanery who is deserving of a Cross of St Piran, please do speak to your Clergy person, Reader, Deanery Lay Chair or Rural Dean, who will have details on how to nominate.

Completed nominations should be submitted to the Rural Deans and/or Lay Chairs. Please provide details about the person you are nominating and the reason you are nominating them in no more than 250 words. The closing date for entries to be received by the Bishop’s Office is January 10, 2024.

Awards will be presented at a special service on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at St Piran’s Church, Perranzabuloe, at 3.30pm.