Cross of St Piran Awards

March 9, 2020

Cross of St Piran Awards

By Jac Smith

Bishop Philip apologised for what might be considered a ‘staggering lack of imagination’ when he said what he really wanted to talk about at the Thanksgiving Service for those being awarded the Cross of St Piran, was the Cross of St Piran. In that order.

Seventeen people honoured from across Cornwall

Seventeen people, from across Cornwall, were honoured on Sunday March 8th, 2020, with the Cross of St Piran for their extraordinary services to their churches and communities. From an ex-commando working with sufferers of PTSD, to an RNLI volunteer, to churchwardens, bell-ringers and church-family members who quietly serve in the background. All of them, like the very first Celtic crosses set up across Cornwall, are waymarkers. As Bishop Philip said, “Not just to show the way physically and geographically but spiritually too, proclaiming the one who said Himself that He is the way the truth and the life.”

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