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Welcome to our new Priests and Deacons

By Kelly Rowe

This weekend was extremely busy in the Diocese of Truro with nine ordination services taking place. St Petroc’s Church in Bodmin and Truro Cathedral hosted the services, which saw 19 people ordained as priests or deacons, and large numbers were able to watch as the diocese filmed and broadcast the services live on its social […]

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Why did Revd Dr Jonathan Rowe choose ordination?

By Jac Smith

One of the key questions to ask Revd Dr Jonathan Rowe is why on earth would he want to take on more in his life to become a self-supporting curate? Jonathan is the Director of Ministry for the Diocese and until very recently was also Joint-Principal of the South West Ministry Training Course. The answer, […]

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Zooming into the first diocesan roadshow

By Kelly Rowe

The first of the diocesan roadshows took place last night in the Powder and Pydar deaneries. Hosted by the Archdeacon of Cornwall, the Ven Paul Bryer, the evening saw 45 people zooming in to take part virtually. The event was the first opportunity many had to hear from the new Bishop of St Germans, Hugh […]

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Chance for children & young people to shape CofE future

By Kelly Rowe

Children and young people are being offered the chance to help shape the Church of England’s vision for the next decade through the creation of National Younger Leadership Groups. Split into primary, secondary and further education groups, this is an opportunity for children and young people’s voices to be heard on topics such as diversity, […]

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Ordination, another chapter in Patrick Gilbert’s odyssey

By Jac Smith

For Patrick Gilbert, ordination as deacon on September 25th, 2020, will be another step in an incredible  journey that began years ago when he cried out to God to show him that He was real. Patrick has a story that movies are made from. Growing up in St Austell as the adopted mixed-heritage son of […]

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Acceptance, diversity and freedom to fail as ordinands in Truro Diocese

By Jac Smith

Meeting Revd Claire and Revd Rose Jones felt like throwing open the windows and breathing in fresh, energising air. The couple will be ordained as priests on September 25th at St Petroc’s, Bodmin. Because of the Covid19 crisis, it won’t be in the Cathedral with all the accompanying pomp, but it will be very special […]

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The high calling of caring for the planet

By Jac Smith

As Bishop Philip recently said, caring for the planet is a very high calling. Caring for the planet was a calling that George Dow answered from an early age. But becoming a pioneer in green Christian discipleship and co-chairing the charity Green Christian took a little longer. Today, for George, being a Christian and caring […]

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Diocesan Roadshows 2020

Join us for this year’s diocesan roadshows taking place during September, October, November and December via Zoom. Each roadshow will be specific to a pair of deaneries as we look to encourage discussion around life in your individual settings. This year’s events will also enable us to introduce the new Bishop of St Germans, Hugh […]

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A Prayer for Education Sunday

Heavenly Father, they say it takes a village to raise a child, It also takes a village to educate one. We give thanks for teachers, governors, carers, parents and children, For the extraordinary thoughtfulness in these extraordinary times For those who have worked so hard to juggle work, family and home-schooling For teachers who have […]

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Bishops’ pastoral message

We recognise that this is a worrying time for many with COVID-19 cases on the rise again. It’s also an anxious time as we try to work out what we can and can’t do in a situation that seems to be ever-changing. Having looked at the latest government guidance we are confident that we can […]

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