Vacancy: Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multi-Cultural Relations (Lay or Ordained), Churches Together in England : Closing Date 30 Oct

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Newquay Foodbank

The Newquay foodbank seeks to be the source of light and hope to those who have fallen on hard times, whether it is through the loss of a job, injury or other matter. Newquay Foodbank works with other supporting agencies to locate those who need us not just in Newquay but in many surrounding areas.

The Newquay Foodbank is an independently run foodbank which was set up in 2011 to support Newquay and the surrounding areas. Started out of a small room in St Columb Minor church by a handful of volunteers, the Foodbank had the aim of supporting any and all who found themselves in desperate need of our help. Since those early days the demand for the Foodbank has unfortunately increased. Now working alongside several agencies the Foodbank has branched out to 2 further sites, now meeting at St Michaels Church on a Friday and the Oasis Centre, St Columb Major on a Saturday. All three venues kindly offer their premises free of charge to the Foodbank recognising the vital role we play in supporting the community.

Our aim is to ensure anyone who comes to us gets the right help from the right people, to get themselves back onto their feet.

In the 2019/20 FY we gave out 1522 Food Parcels to those in desperate need.  This includes basic essentials, such as fruit, veg, eggs, milk and shelf food to support that individual or family for 3 meals a day for 3 days.  based on the average cost of this it works out at approx. £40,630 worth of food last FY.  This cost is greatly reduced by the amazing donations we continue to receive in at our donation points around Newquay and the surrounding areas.

In 2020 we became a member of the Independent Food Aid Network, spreading the message concerning the very real food crisis Nation Wide and helping us to work hand in hand with other similar charities to tackle this problem head on.

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

How to Access a Foodbank Voucher:
1. Go through one of our recognised Agencies: Citizens Advice; Adult Social Care; Health Visitors; Pivotal; Some of the local Churches; Social Prescribers; Cornwall Housing; DISC; We are With You (Used to be known as Addaction); Community Mental Health Team; Probation Service; Disability Cornwall; Early Help Team.
2. If you are not in touch with one of these agencies then please call us on 07810 271202. Here you’ll talk to our Foodbank Co-ordinator, Sara who will refer you to a referral Agency or talk you through the next steps to access support. You can also find support from us at:
3. If you are desperate and need food straight away, we can give one box on self referral basis and then from there you would be referred to an agency. You can do this by coming to a session or contacting us on the details above.

Tuesday – 1000 – 1200 – Session – St Columba Church, St Columb Minor, TR7 3EY
Fridays – 1200 – 1400 – Session – St Michaels Church, Newquay, TR7 1RA
Saturday – 1000 – 1200 – Session – Oasis Centre, St Columb Major, TR9 6RH

Donations: Preferably at local dropboxes in supermarket donation points but also during foodbank opening hours. Local supermarket donation points:
· Newquay Morrisons, Treloggan Road, Newquay TR7 2GZ
· Newquay Sainsburys, The Whim, Alma Place, Newquay TR7 1NF
· Newquay Asda, Oakleigh Terrace, Newquay TR7 1RN
· Newquay Aldi, Cliff Road, Newquay TR7 1SW
· Perranporth Co-Op, Station Road, Perranporth, TR6 0DD

If you would like any further information whether that be to request support or offer it, please contact us on 07810271202.

Financial donations: You can donate directly to support the work of Newquay Foodbank via the purple donate button on the home page of their website:

Opening hours
Tuesday: 10am – Midday St Columba’s Church, St Columb Minor, Newquay, TR7 3EY

Friday: Midday – 2pm St Michael the Archangel Church, St Michael’s Road, Newquay, TR7 1RA

Saturday: 10am – Midday The Oasis Centre, 26A Fore Street, St Columb Major, Saint Columb, TR9 6RH

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Class Collective Worship : New Free Resource

Supporting primary pupils’ wellbeing in the pandemic

Godly Play UK, in association with the Church Schools of Cambridge, is pleased to support the launch of a new, free resource.

Developed by teacher-researcher Elisabeth Sutcliffe, this draws on a Godly Play style and process. Its approach helps to create a different atmosphere within the classroom that provides for reflection as a class and individually. Using story, wondering and imaginative response time, pupils’ spiritual wellbeing is given focus and value. 

This offers teachers accessible, simple-to-follow material that requires almost no additional resources.

And it offers pupils (of all faiths and none) space to wonder and respond to Covid-19 pandemic challenges and opportunities.

A short guidance video is included, alongside four acts of worship (more to be released soon). 

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Godly Play Training in Cornwall

Jane Wheeler, the Schools and Families Lead at Transforming Mission Falmouth is hoping to run Godly Play training for anyone who might be interested. She writes:

I am the Schools and Families Lead at TM Falmouth and recently have been looking at Godly Play training. I would love to be able to offer it across the diocese, including all the TM churches. I have recently heard that it might be possible to put on the 3 day training here in Truro diocese in January or February 2021. In case you are not familiar with it, here is a link: I think this style of Bible story telling is appropriate in many settings, including schools, churches and toddler groups.

The trainers have never delivered a course in this diocese before, so it would be great to be the first!!

The normal cost for a 3 day course is £320 per person, which I recognise is far too much for the average children and families leader in church. So I am doing my best to reduce the costs. I am hoping to get the price down to £150 per person.

Please let me know if you are interested, in the first instance, and also if you know anybody else who would like to do this. We need a minimum of 12 people, so do ask around any of your contacts.

Jane Wheeler
Schools and Families Lead, TM Falmouth
07866 665915

Navigating Transition: A Prayer Journey

From a new marriage to a job loss, transition can feel like a rough sea, full of ups and downs.

Whether you’re excited about new beginnings or tackling the pain of loss (or both), prayer is vital to help you navigate life’s big changes.

Over 40 days, this prayer journey will lead you through the four key stages of transition: discerning the signals of change; ending well as you let go of the old; feeling disorientated; and getting reorientated in your new situation.

As you pray through these stages, you’ll learn how to navigate times of transition with God and grow your trust in him – the one who charts the course ahead.

When you sign up, you’ll receive a short ‘prompt to pray’ each day, together with a brief thought helping you explore how to navigate transition.

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Faith groups commemorate United Nations 75th anniversary, look to the future

09 September 2020

An online event on 8 September brought together a wide range of faith expressions, delivering messages of hope and solidarity to the United Nations, underlining the urgency of upholding a robust multilateral system for the coordination of responses to the mounting global crises.

Promoted by the United Nations Multi-Faith Advisory Council to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the world’s largest intergovernmental organization, the event featured speakers who provided elements to help discern the best way to promote peace, considering important aspects such as gender-based violence, women and youth engagement in peace building and interfaith cooperation for peace.

The event also touched upon the history of the UN, and its role in promoting peace across both national borders and religious traditions.

Watch the recording of the online event “Faith in the UN”

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Vacancy: Volunteers Needed: Truro Homeless Action Group

Truro Homeless Action Group (known as THAG) are looking for volunteers to help with their breakfast for homeless people which runs every morning in St John’s Church Hall (on Strangways Terrace). Help is especially needed on Sundays. They need volunteers who are under 70 years old who aren’t vulnerable, particularly while this crisis continues.If you’re interested in helping this brilliant bunch of people, please contact Ruth via email –

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What is Worship?

In this five-part series of short films worship leader Wil Berdinner from All Saints Highertown, Truro seeks to answer the question ‘What is Worship?’.

Episode 1 (Language) looks at the Hebrew word ‘shachah’ and the Greek word ‘prokuneo’ and the act of bowing down.

Episode 2 (Spirit & Truth) looks at what Jesus says about worship, with attention on the story of the Samaritan woman at the well in the Gospel of John, chapter 4.

Episode 3 (Worship & Praise) looks at the difference between worship and praise.

Episode 4 (Rediscovering Worship) looks at the story behind Matt Redman’s song ‘The Heart of Worship’.

Episode 5 (Going Forward) summarises the previous episodes and connects them to church life at All Saints Highertown.

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Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer

Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer is a huge Christian landmark. It will sit in the heart of the UK at Coleshill, near Birmingham, by the end of 2022. The gigantic monument of hope will host a million accounts of answered prayer, making it the largest database of hope stories in the world.

Each brick will recount a personal, specific way in which God has answered a prayer for people both now and in the past, offering a vast amount of experiences all explaining how God has come through for individuals in the midst of life’s storms. 

We want to see Jesus’ miraculous and loving nature celebrated through these answered prayers and believe that the one million testimonies will ignite faith, and belief in the power of prayer on a national level.

This project is about how one person’s answered prayer can become another person’s hope. Answered prayer is a springboard for faith with each story reflecting a beautiful aspect of God’s intention towards us. We know it will make hope visible to our country.  

Our Vision

Preserve the Christian heritage of our nation

God has faithfully and powerfully moved throughout the history of the UK. He has answered prayers of people such as St Augustine way back in the sixth century, right through to the more modern times of WWII, when millions of people queued up outside churches to pray for the men on the beaches of Dunkirk. 

75,000 ‘heritage bricks’ will be included in Eternal Wall to celebrate answered prayer dating as far back as 600 AD. This is to preserve and remember how God has helped people all throughout our nation’s rich history.

We have no way of knowing what culture and society will look like in a hundred years’ time, but we do know that Eternal Wall will still be standing, and that people will still be able to discover its stories of hope, and see that Jesus answers prayer. 

We know that we will have faithfully sown into future generations and shared with them what Jesus has done in our time. 

Ignite a faith for prayer on a national level

You will come to Eternal Wall and be inspired by the fact that every single brick in its design represents a story of Jesus answering prayer. Faith or no faith, we believe you will be encouraged by the many stories of God changing situations around, and perhaps you will even be inspired to ‘try praying’ to Jesus.

You will have free access to the incredible database of one million answered prayers. Type in whatever situation or storm of life you’re going through, and discover personal accounts detailing how God answered and came through for many different people. We know that if He has done it before, He is more than faithful to do it again. Your faith will be lifted and you will be encouraged to seek Him for an answer.

Reveal Christ to the nation

It is, we believe, a time for Christians to be bold about their faith. Around 500,000 journeys will travel past this monument every week, and we estimate that 200,000 people will visit the site annually. 
We hope that as you discover the answered prayers and comprehend the colossal nature of what you are witnessing, you will personally encounter the God who answers. 

Furthermore, we also believe that this project will embolden Christians to share their faith and their stories of answered prayer more freely.

Watch the video of how we got the land. Join us in making hope visible by clicking on one of the options below.

A million stories of hope

Eternal Wall will make hope visible to the nation on a huge scale. Each one of its million bricks will represent an answered prayer, contributed by individuals from all across the UK. The monumental piece of public art will be the largest database of hope stories in the world.

Share your answered prayer

Monumental Art

Standing at 169ft (51.5m), the arch of Eternal Wall will be visible from up to six miles away. The striking new UK monument will be over twice the size of the Angel of the North, and be seen by 500,000 journeys each week.

Interactive bricks

Every single one of the million bricks in Eternal Wall will represent an answer to prayer.

A bespoke app will allow visitors to:

  • Hold a phone up to any brick to unlock the associated story
  • See uniquely crafted content, highlighting answered prayers relevant to personal interests
  • Zoom in on bricks out of reach and high up on the 168ft structure
  • Search for answered prayer stories about specific situations or topics from the database
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How Faith Communities can boost Mental Health among Youth : Podcast

WCC PODCAST: In the first episode of the podcast series moderated by members of the WCC COVID-19 Support Team, we will reflect on how faith communities can boost mental health among youth.


Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches: Updated 15 Sep

Last updated Tuesday September 15 at 13:45

The Government has issued an updated version of its guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic in light of the new ‘rule of six’ regulations.

The Church of England is continuing to engage with the Government. All of the advice below is being reviewed.  Updates and amendments will be highlighted at the top of this page as they are made.

Last updated Wednesday 09 September at 10:42

Following indications that the number of people permitted to take part in a social gathering is to be reduced from 30 to six in England, we understand the new regulations will not apply to public worship or individual prayer in church buildings. Read our short statement.

Last updated Thursday 03 September at 12:05

  • Updated FAQ Should we still deliver printed communication? in General section

Last updated Tuesday 25 August at 9:10

  • Updated FAQ Can church bells be rung? in Prayer and worship section

Last updated Thursday 20 August at 9:20

Monday 17 August at 14:32

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