Faith Stories

Your faith story is as individual as your finger print. Some people will have epic stories, others will have quiet tales but each is unique and important.

Across the Diocese of Truro we feel its important to share the Good News. You don’t have to shout, a soap box isn’t necessary (unless you want to!), a story simply shared one to another still counts.

In this section you will find a range of faith stories from ordinary people like you and me, to new priests just ordained, and those who have been recognised for their work in their churches and communities. Many different people from many different walks of life who all share one thing: their faith.

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Cross of St Piran

For the love of Evensong, outreach and egg sandwiches

Tony Hocking is a familiar, well-loved face around St Piran’s Church, Perranzabuloe. From church warden duties to leading Evensong, Christmas tree festival organiser to newsletter editor, intercessor to egg sandwich maker supremo. There really is very little that Tony doesn’t turn his hand to. The biggest organisational feat that Tony undertakes with his wife, Katy, […]

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Petertide Ordinations

The highs and lows of starting over

Many people come to ordination after previous careers and for most, starting over again as the new boy or girl can be a challenge. For Haley Preston it’s been a little different. Haley used to be a minister within the Methodist church and so crossing over and, in many ways, starting over could be even […]

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Nina’s Story

Having been called by God into youth work 13 years ago, Nina Batley is ready for a change once she is licensed as a Reader in October 2017. Nina, who lives in St Keverne with her husband Darren, has been a Christian all her life, attending Sunday school at the local Methodist Church and attending […]

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Speak Out 2016

Anne’s Story

It was in 1986 that Anne and her husband moved to Cornwall and made their home in Roche near St Austell in a group of isolated cottages on the outskirts of the village. In 1989 Anne fell pregnant with her first child and around the same time, the house next door to them was sold […]

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