You Cannot Eat the View : 8 Jun, Truro


June 8, 2023 | 10:00 am 12:00 pm
All Saints Highertown, Tresawls Rd, Truro TR1 3LD

The impression of people who do not live in Cornwall or just visit it for a holiday is to see it as a kind of Garden of Eden. But below the surface there is a significant amount of poverty and social exclusion. Churches play a large part in serving those in need through foodbanks, meals for rough sleepers and other community support. This CMD session will explore how the Nazareth Manifesto (Luke 4 v 17 -19) can be lived out in a Cornish setting.

Andrew Yates is the Chair of Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum (CIPF) which was formed 25 years ago following the first Poverty Hearing to be held in Cornwall. It tries to act as a voice for those with the lived experience of poverty and social exclusion because it believes that through their experience they are the best people in a position to develop solutions. So CIPF is fully supportive of today’s Voices Within Poverty event. CIPF also tries to bring about change by producing reports. Most recently this has included a Citizens Panel on Housing and Homelessness, You Can’t Eat the View and A Fair and Just Future for Cornwall. All available at

Andrew is a priest in the Penlee Cluster of Churches which comprises four parishes in the
Penzance area all of which are in the top 15% of deprivation in the Church of England.

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