Homeless Sunday : 13 Oct

Housing Justice, the national Christian homelessness charity, is urging churches to take part in this year’s Homeless Sunday – confirmed as 13 October.

Homeless Sunday has been part of the Christian calendar for more than a quarter of a century. It is an opportunity for churches of all denominations and people of all faiths to unite and show solidarity with those experiencing homelessness and to reflect and plan practical action on homelessness.

The focus this year is ‘The impact of volunteering on the volunteer’, apt as Christians and church communities are at the forefront of the response to the rise in homelessness including the most visible aspect, rough sleeping.  There were just 65 night shelters operating across the Housing Justice network in 2013, today there are 125 across England and Wales.

Last year the event was permanently switched to October, close to World Homeless Day. This was in response to feedback from church leaders and congregations and the growing number of churches involved in hosting Church and Community Night Shelter Projects. It was felt that as most shelter projects tend to open towards the end of October the alignment allows the opening of the night shelter season to be marked in prayer.

Around 500 or more churches across the country usually take part, and it is hoped to grow that number this year.

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Global Climate Strike : 20 Sep, various locations

Join the Global Climate Strike

Events in Penzance Truro Liskeard Bude Plymouth

The youth climate strike movement is calling for everyone, young and old, to stand in solidarity and mobilise alongside them for the Global Climate Strike. On the 20th September, the youth strike will take to the streets in hundreds of towns and cities across the UK and around the world to demand the change we need.

Christian Aid has decided to support that call and encourage its partners and supporters to join the mobilisations happening around the world.

Christian Aid’s official statement of support is here: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/campaigns/climate-change/christian-aid-position-global-climate-strikes

As partner in the fight against poverty we encourage you and your churches to support the Global Climate Strikes however you can. We recognise this may not be by actively going ‘on strike’ and that people in precarious employment or frontline services do not necessarily have this privilege. The Youth Strike Movement provide some guidance on how else people in work can support them.

Please use any available opportunities to spread the word about the climate strike and find out more at globalclimatestrike.net or via the Facebook event page.

Here is a list of suggestions and prayers for your church provided by Christian Aid and a link to some of our theological reflections, which you may find useful.


Truro Diocesan Choral Union Festival: O For a Thousand Tongues : 5 Oct, Truro

Cornwall’s entire choral music community unites for a spectacular festival service – the aim is to fill the cathedral with a thousand voices.
Choral music has an important place in the rich heritage of Cornwall’s culture. The Diocesan Choral Festival started life in 1888 and has an unbroken 131-year tradition. It is a special annual coming together of singers from a wide variety of backgrounds and this year it will be a little bit bigger. It is run by the Truro Diocesan Choral Union (TDCU), working closely with the Royal School of Church Music. All of the pieces have been carefully chosen for the occasion. They include: Hallelujah chorus (Handel), I was glad (Parry), O for a thousand tongues to sing (Russell Pascoe – commissioned specially for this service), O thou who camest from above (Philip Stopford).

All are welcome to attend and entry is free, with a collection during the service.

Education Sunday 2019 : 8 Sep

This year’s national day of prayer and celebration for everyone in the world of education takes the theme ‘Form and flourish – to re-form’.

‘Education is often thought of as formation. As we are educated, we discover who we are, our unique gifts and skills, and our role within our community, our country, our world. A Christian view of education sees it as a life-long process, for the whole person, so that, formed in the image of God, we may flourish and live life in all its fullness.’

Resources for Education Sunday 2019, available to download from the Churches Together in England (CTE) website, include:

  • Theme introduction
  • All Age Worship outline
  • Sermon Notes
  • Hymn: Jesus is healing care
  • Commissioning Prayer
  • Prayer for Education Sunday
  • Traditional worship for all ages
  • Primary Collective Worship
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CMJ Pedro Santos Tour 2019: Why Tel Aviv? : 10 Oct, Budock

Pedro Santos manages CMJ’s Beit Immanuel in Tel Aviv, sharing the work of CMJ with thousands of Israelis who visit the centre every year.

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Oasis conference 2019: The Best is Yet to Come : 14 Sep, Newquay

Oasis – Gathers Women to Connect, Feel Revived & to be Inspired
Oasis Women from around Cornwall, Devon and Further have been Gathering for over 10 years. Our vision is that we come together during the year at different locations, maybe at different times, to connect with God & one another, to feel revived and to leave inspired.

Our schedule for the 2019 Conferece is full packed with plenty for you to feast on and receive from the word of God.
9.30am – Registration, Catch ups and coffee
10am – Worship, we will start prompt so please arrive in plenty of time.
Our 2 Guest speakers will be packing out the morning from the Word.
12.30pm – 1/2 hour break to enjoy the light Lunch that will be provided (Please let us know when booking any dietary needs)
1pm – We will be hearing from UCB, YWAM, and Testiomony from Teresa Pickup
2.30 – Afternoon Tea & Cakes Provided – Mini Pampers from YWAM
3pm Final Guest speaker & Worship
Finishing around 4pm

We will have a Prayer Team & Room available during the whole day.

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Archdeacon of Cornwall installation : 1 Sep, Truro

Archdeacon of Cornwall installation this weekend

The Venerable Paul Bryer will be installed as the new Archdeacon of Cornwall on Sunday, September 1 during a service at Truro Cathedral.

All are invited to attend the service, which starts at 4pm, and welcome Paul to the diocese. Refreshments will be served in the cathedral after the Evensong and installation.

Paul was previously Archdeacon of Dorking. After serving a curacy at St Stephen’s Tonbridge in the Diocese of Rochester, Paul moved to the Diocese of Guildford in 1994 to become vicar at St Mary’s Camberley. In 2001 Paul took up the post of Vicar of St Paul’s Dorking, also in Guildford diocese, where he also went on to serve as Rural Dean of Dorking. Since 2015 Paul has represented the diocese on General Synod.

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Releasing the Prophetic : 21 Sep, Redruth

An event to discover more about the prophetic. No prior experience or knowledge needed. Designed to equip, encourage and be enjoyed. Organised by The Engine House Church.

This is a free event, but please book on for numbers.

9:30am Registration & coffee

10:00am Session 1 (there will be a 15 min break during the morning)

1:00pm Lunch break (please note food will not be available on site, so please bring a packed lunch or there are cafes in Redruth Town Centre which is a short 5 min drive by car).

2:30pm Session 2

5:00pm Break for evening meal (not provided on site)

7:00pm Session 3

Worship at each session with The Prayer Room team.

Liz has a passion to see people fully released into their true identity in God, recognising and fulfilling their callings and giftings, in freedom and with great joy. This is whole day event designed to equip, encourage and be enjoyed!

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You Can’t Eat the View: The Impact of Food Poverty and Food Insecurity throughout Cornwall : 11 Oct, Camborne

Nationally significant conference highlighting the impact of food poverty and food insecurity throughout Cornwall.
Registration closes 21 Sept.

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Gwennap Pit Worship Evening : 1 Sep, Gwennap

On Sunday 1st September Worshipping Friends are excited to head back to Gwennap Pit for 2 hours of praise and worship. A time to gather, fix our eyes, make space for and turn our and attention Jesus. Simply practising what we were made to do, loving, enjoying and exalting God together.

We’d love to worship with you if you are free and keen to join us. An evening of Holy Spirit led, spontaneous, spacious, prophetic and responsive worship.

Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.

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