About us

The Diocese of Truro includes over 300 churches in more than 200 parishes across the whole of Cornwall (plus two in Devon) and the Isles of Scilly, an area of 1,370 square miles.

The diocese is divided into two pastoral administrative areas, called archdeaconries, and these contain groups of parishes called deaneries. The Archdeaconry of Bodmin and the Archdeaconry of Cornwall contain 12 deaneries in total, six in Bodmin and six in Cornwall.

The Bishop of Truro is currently in vacancy. Following the Vacancy in See process we expect to announced the 17th Bishop of Truro in early 2025.

The diocese is one of 42 in the Church of England and although we are a ‘young’ diocese, formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter, the Christian faith has been alive here since at least the 4th century AD – more than 100 years before there was an Archbishop of Canterbury. And Cornwall had its own bishop at St Germans until the latter part of the 10th century.

Diocese of Truro map


Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care in an integral part of our diocese life.