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Why is Transforming Mission in Camborne?

By Jac Smith

Transforming Mission makes perfect sense in Falmouth, where it was first pioneered. As a new and exciting mission to grow the church in new ways in new communities, it’s also a great fit for Truro, St Austell and Liskeard. But Camborne? Home of brass bands, ex-miner’s choirs and staunchly traditional churches, how does a team […]

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Become a Kernow Green Church & sign up for A Rocha Eco Church Accreditation

By Kelly Rowe

The environment is very much at the top of the world agenda and the issues and efforts around climate change are rapidly developing. The Diocese of Truro has always been a trailblazer against this backdrop, instrumental in encouraging the Church of England in its environmental work and in setting its 2030 net zero target. Our […]

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Second homes devastating Cornwall

The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen described as “devastating”, the number of second homes in Cornwall. Speaking in a housing debate at the General Synod, the parliament of the Church of England, Bishop Philip outlined “an unregulated market”, caused substantially by the massive sale of second homes. He recognised that second home […]

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Befriending the bats at Lamorran’s church

By Kelly Rowe

Bats are a common ‘problem’ facing many of our churches but one church in the diocese says the answer is to stop seeing them as something to be eradicated and start looking at how to live alongside them. St Moran Church at Lamorran closed in 2014 when cleaning became more than the volunteers could cope […]

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Interested in youth and children’s work?

By Kelly Rowe

South West Youth Ministries (SWYM) is hosting a number of online open days with the first one on Wednesday, July 14 aimed at those interested in working with children and young people. SWYM are keen to support those interested in exploring this ministry as demand for youth and children’s workers grows. Paul Friend, SWYM Director, […]

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Welcome to our new deacons & priests

In a sign that we may be learning to live with Covid, the 2021 Petertide Ordinations returned to Truro Cathedral at the weekend. Two services were held on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 to ordain six people as deacons and eight people as priests. The Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, led […]

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Petertide Ordinations 2021: Welcome to Sophie

By Kelly Rowe

Being ordained as deacon on Friday evening is Sophie Troczynska. For as long as Sophie can remember the church has been a part of her life. From a young age she attended with her parents and quickly became used to colleting hymn and service books, moving chairs and helping to lead intercessions among other things. […]

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Petertide Ordinations 2021: Welcome to David & Hannah

By Kelly Rowe

Among the people being ordained as deacons during Petertide are husband and wife David and Hannah Baylor. The couple arrived in the diocese during the G7 having moved from Oxford to take up curacies in Falmouth. David, who has a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University, says he is excited to be part of the […]

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Petertide Ordinations 2021: Welcome to Li Selman

By Kelly Rowe

Li Selman will be ordained as a deacon at Truro Cathedral on June 25. For Li, a former school teacher, the service will see her finally achieving something she always felt would happen. Describing herself as a proud miner’s daughter from Barnsley, Li’s path was not an obvious one. Despite growing up in a family […]

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Petertide Ordinations 2021: Welcome to Tom Ebbens

By Kelly Rowe

Among those being ordained as a deacon in the Petertide Services at Truro Cathedral later this month is Tom Ebbens from Constantine. Tom’s journey to ordination began in earnest in 2016 when he arrived in Constantine with his wife, two daughters and their miniature schnauzer dog. “Something about the style of the worshipping community really […]

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