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Join in and celebrate with the Month of Community

Join in and celebrate with the Month of Community

We're teaming up with good causes across the UK to celebrate summer 2021 with a whole Month of Community! Join ...
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FaithAction launches Building Back Better website

FaithAction launches Building Back Better website

Microsire acting as a hub for a national conversation seeking to raise the profile of faith in British society and ...
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Creation Care events in Cornwall May-September 2021: poster

Creation Care events in Cornwall May-September 2021: poster

A wide range of events in Cornwall planned between May and September 2021, as we prepare for the G7 and ...
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“Sustaining Fellowship in Extraordinary Times” - WCC publishes its Annual Review 2020

“Sustaining Fellowship in Extraordinary Times” – WCC publishes its Annual Review 2020

The WCC Annual Review 2020 is available for download online. The annual review records many of the WCC’s activities undertaken ...
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Interview with Lord Stephen Greenhalgh, Minister for Faith

Interview with Lord Stephen Greenhalgh, Minister for Faith

Lord Stephen Greenhalgh was appointed Minister for Faith on the eve of the initial lockdown in March 2020. One year ...
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Wave of Hope : Add your Hand Today!

Wave of Hope : Add your Hand Today!

Cornwall will be hosting the G7 in June and we would like the churches of Devon & Cornwall to send ...
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A Voyage of Discovery: Deepening discipleship in Messy Churches and beyond

A Voyage of Discovery: Deepening discipleship in Messy Churches and beyond

Here is the exciting collection of research findings and resource materials from the 2019-20 research project Deepening Discipleship ...
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The distinctive role of the Catholic Church in development and humanitarian response

The distinctive role of the Catholic Church in development and humanitarian response

Drawing from dozens of inspiring examples in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and the UK, this report outlines ...
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Edging into Hybrid Church

Edging into Hybrid Church

Sensing that many church leaders from across the denominational spectrum were struggling with the challenge of meeting both online and ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury launches film series exploring how Christians can be peacemakers

Archbishop of Canterbury launches film series exploring how Christians can be peacemakers

The film series, ‘Faith in a Conflicted World’, features five videos in which the Archbishop teaches three habits based on ...
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Limit on mourners at funerals to be removed

Limit on mourners at funerals to be removed

Legal limit on numbers of mourners at funerals to be removed in England at Step 3 of the roadmap Venues ...
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Fairtrade Foundation applauds UK government’s move to tighten climate targets and include international aviation and shipping in climate laws

Fairtrade Foundation applauds UK government’s move to tighten climate targets and include international aviation and shipping in climate laws

The UK government’s ambitious move to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, and to include international aviation and shipping ...
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Christian Action Over Climate Emergency

Christian Action Over Climate Emergency

Will the climate protesters of today come to be viewed like the suffragettes? And are the actions that they are ...
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#WaveofHope

#WaveofHope

By putting up homemade ‘hands’ with messages of hope in our windows, adding photos to a gallery, and displaying them ...
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#MonthOfCommunity: The Big Lunch: Sowing Seeds of Hope

#MonthOfCommunity: The Big Lunch: Sowing Seeds of Hope

The past 12 months have been super tough, so The Big Lunch (run by Eden Communities), Churches Together in Cornwall ...
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Church in Action 2020/21 : Report by Church Urban Fund

Church in Action 2020/21 : Report by Church Urban Fund

The report reveals that despite significant constraints, churches have demonstrated creativity and resilience, and that 37% of churches are doing ...
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#Sing2G7 : Gee Seven performed by Truro Cathedral Choir

#Sing2G7 : Gee Seven performed by Truro Cathedral Choir

Truro Cathedral Choir perform the specially-written song by Sir Tim Rice and Peter Hobbs putting children's voices at the heart ...
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Who Can Receive Communion with Us?

Who Can Receive Communion with Us?

The National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW) have published a new resource entitled Who Can Receive Communion with Us? which ...
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New report: Being human in the asylum system

New report: Being human in the asylum system

JRS's new report calls for a society that welcomes sanctuary seekers as neighbours ...
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Churches are committed to work together for racial justice

Churches are committed to work together for racial justice

Alongside the Covid pandemic, the last year has seen the call for action on racial justice gathering momentum, both inside ...
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Bishop Mark encourages Diocese in Care of our Common Home

Bishop Mark encourages Diocese in Care of our Common Home

The new Diocese of Plymouth Environmental Policy was issued to parishes across the diocese on 20 April 2021 ...
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The Big Ask is live!

The Big Ask is live!

The largest ever consultation with children undertaken in England. The survey will be live from today until 19 May and ...
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Keeping the Faith: six months on

Keeping the Faith: six months on

On 5th November 2020, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Faith and Society launched their latest report. Almost six months ...
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The Hidden Crisis: the impact of COVID-19 on children’s emotional health

The Hidden Crisis: the impact of COVID-19 on children’s emotional health

Report on the impact of COVID-19 on children’s emotional health, the link to exclusions and how a trauma-responsive approach can ...
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Cinnamon Incubator Competition 2021

Cinnamon Incubator Competition 2021

The Cinnamon Incubator Competition is an annual search to find ambitious church-led social action initiatives that want to replicate their ...
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Together, we can create a Hunger Free Future

Together, we can create a Hunger Free Future

Last year, food banks in our network gave out more than 2.5 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis ...
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From Lament to Action: Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce calls for urgent changes to culture of Church of England

From Lament to Action: Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce calls for urgent changes to culture of Church of England

The Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce has published its report ‘From Lament to Action’ proposing a suite of changes to begin bringing ...
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School Uniform Recycling Toolkit

Transformation Cornwall have teamed up with friends at Volunteer Cornwall and the Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum to bring you a ...
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Weaponisation of technology driving explosion of religious hatred in COVID era, says report

Weaponisation of technology driving explosion of religious hatred in COVID era, says report

Persecution of faith groups has drastically increased in more than 95 percent of the world’s worst-offending countries – according to ...
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BBC Panorama programme 'Is the Church Racist?'

BBC Panorama programme ‘Is the Church Racist?’

The Church of England's response to the BBC Panorama programme on 19 April ...
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Churches Together in Cornwall publishes 2020-21 Annual Report

Churches Together in Cornwall publishes 2020-21 Annual Report

Our latest Annual Report is now available. Download the pdf here or view as a flipbok here and discover what ...
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UK poverty: the facts, figures and effects

UK poverty: the facts, figures and effects

Here we explain the facts and figures, and how the experts say we can end UK poverty for good ...
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St Petrocs Services go Digital

St Petrocs Services go Digital

St Petrocs is pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile phone app which offers remote support to people ...
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COMECE and CEC: “Churches have an important message and value to add to the Conference on the Future of Europe”

COMECE and CEC: “Churches have an important message and value to add to the Conference on the Future of Europe”

Churches have an important message and value to add to the Conference on the Future of Europe – the letter ...
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How parish nursing flourished in a rural community

How parish nursing flourished in a rural community

n 2017 we reported on the hopes for a parish nursing scheme in St Goran and St Michael Caerhays. Within ...
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Love as protest

Love as protest

Defence speech by Rev Helen Burnett, a Church of England priest and activist for Extinction Rebellion, at her trial for ...
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Community Manifesto for Cornwall

Community Manifesto for Cornwall

WANTED – Proposals To Make Cornwall a Fairer and More Just Place To Live and Work. On May 6th a ...
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The Environment in UK Theological Education Institutions

The Environment in UK Theological Education Institutions

There is an urgent need to include teaching on environmental issues in ministerial training and formation. This is the conclusion ...
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Tribute to HRH Prince Philip who played a pivotal role in inspiring faith action on the environment

Tribute to HRH Prince Philip who played a pivotal role in inspiring faith action on the environment

​Prince Philip played a huge role in inspiring the faiths to take action on the environment seriously. His work not ...
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Truro Cathedral : HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Truro Cathedral : HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Services and arrangements at Truro Cathedral, incluidng online Book of Condolence ...
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The National Anthem, a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The National Anthem, a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The National Anthem recorded and at All Saints Parish Church Falmouth on the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince ...
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HRH Prince Philip: Tributes from Church of England Bishops

HRH Prince Philip: Tributes from Church of England Bishops

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York led tributes from Bishops of the Church of England following the announcement of the ...
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Cardinal Nichols prays for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip

Cardinal Nichols prays for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip

Vidoe tribute from +Vincent Nichols Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster ...
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His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have made the following statement in response to the announcement of the ...
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Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, gives thanks for the life of the DCuke of Edinburgh ...
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CTE Presidents mourn the death of Prince Philip

CTE Presidents mourn the death of Prince Philip

Following the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, churches throughout England will want to pray ...
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Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip

Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip

Prayer and liturgical resources for churches ...
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Guidance for ringing for the Duke of Edinburgh

Guidance for ringing for the Duke of Edinburgh

Guidance for bell ringing during the eight days of official mourning for the Duke of Edinburgh ...
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Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh: Statement from the Bishop of Truro

Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh: Statement from the Bishop of Truro

A Statement from the Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen ...
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The report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

The report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

The Commission's report into racial and ethnic disparities in the UK ...
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“The UK has a long way to go in addressing the issue of race”

“The UK has a long way to go in addressing the issue of race”

Church leaders respond to the recent government report on Race and Ethnic Disparities ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury announces 2021 Lambeth Awards

Archbishop of Canterbury announces 2021 Lambeth Awards

Archbishop Justin Welby has today announced the recipients of the 2021 Lambeth Awards for outstanding contributions to the Church and ...
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Churches launch nature count to assess biodiversity within “National Park” of churchyards

Churches launch nature count to assess biodiversity within “National Park” of churchyards

Hundreds of churches have already signed up to a week-long ‘nature count’ occurring this summer, which will encourage people to ...
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Rural Isolation and Loneliness : A Toolkit for Rural Churches

Rural Isolation and Loneliness : A Toolkit for Rural Churches

It is estimated that there are 15,000 rural churches in the UK. Although some have a small attendance, there remains ...
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Will you design our new Forum logo?

Will you design our new Forum logo?

The Churches Together in England Forum is the broadest representative ecumenical gathering of Christians in England. It takes place every ...
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The Gospel according to St John, read by Sir David Suchet from Westminster Abbey, Easter 2021

The Gospel according to St John, read by Sir David Suchet from Westminster Abbey, Easter 2021

This specially recorded reading of St John's Gospel was filmed in the Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey, by acclaimed actor Sir ...
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Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum Community Manifesto

Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum Community Manifesto

Our vision for Cornwall is a place where local people and communities are the change that they want to see, ...
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Vaccination mobilisation for people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping

Vaccination mobilisation for people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping

The NHS is working with local vaccination services and local authorities to ensure that they are able to deliver vaccinations ...
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Leading a culture of teacher excellence - National Professional Qualification partnership

Leading a culture of teacher excellence – National Professional Qualification partnership

The Government has announced its partner providers for the reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) for aspiring education leaders or those ...
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Holy Week & Easter : podcasts with Donna Birrell

Holy Week & Easter : podcasts with Donna Birrell

"Let's make Easter an opportunity to re-imagine what we are about." Donna Birrell chats with Methodist Minister, Danny Reed, about ...
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Church leaders oppose expansion of nuclear weapons

Church leaders oppose expansion of nuclear weapons

Church leaders across 7 denominations have issued a statement following the publication of the Government’s integrated review of foreign and ...
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Devotion for Good Friday

Devotion for Good Friday

The members of Camelside Benefice have created a 43-minute video for use on Good Friday ...
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Royal Cornwall Show 2021 cancelled

Royal Cornwall Show 2021 cancelled

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and in view of the current uncertainty surrounding the potential restrictions to the ...
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Cornwall’s Easter Bells Ring on Smartphones in 2021

Cornwall’s Easter Bells Ring on Smartphones in 2021

The Truro Diocesan Guild of Ringers have made available recordings from the last 30 years for churches to share and ...
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Publication of detailed response to IICSA report

Publication of detailed response to IICSA report

The Church of England has today published its detailed responses to the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual ...
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Historic global prayer reflects powerful hope and courage, even amid world’s suffering

Historic global prayer reflects powerful hope and courage, even amid world’s suffering

A global prayer service, hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 26 March, brought forth voices of hope ...
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G7 Leaders' Summit LIVE Q&A with Devon & Cornwall Police : recording

G7 Leaders’ Summit LIVE Q&A with Devon & Cornwall Police : recording

Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council and the Cabinet Office answered your G7 summit questions live on Facebook on 26 ...
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Sing2G7

Sing2G7

Sing2G7 is an outreach project for kids in Cornwall and beyond, designed to bring the G7 Summit closer to those ...
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Pray4G7

Pray4G7

Join us in creating a wave of prayer around the forthcoming G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, 11-13 June ...
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A Renewed Hope: Parliamentarians tell the Easter story

A Renewed Hope: Parliamentarians tell the Easter story

Christian MPs and Peers from across the political parties have come together to share a message of renewed hope this ...
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With pointed urgency, faiths rise for climate justice

With pointed urgency, faiths rise for climate justice

The World Council of Churches (WCC) joined grassroots religious activists, high-level faith leaders that issued ten demands and condemned inadequate ...
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Diocese backing for new Race Equality Council

Diocese backing for new Race Equality Council

Residents’ calls to set up a new Race Equality Council for Cornwall were agreed by Cornwall Council and supported by ...
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National Day of Reflection and Prayer

National Day of Reflection and Prayer

Across the country, churches are invited to be prayerful one year on from the start of the first lockdown. There ...
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#Prayers of Hope - one year on

#Prayers of Hope – one year on

On Sunday 21 March, Churches Together in England will mark the anniversary of the start of the first national lockdown ...
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Devon Vicar designs app for Holy Week trails

Devon Vicar designs app for Holy Week trails

A new app gives churches the technology to create a 15 point route with QR codes around their local area ...
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Millions join worship online as churches bring services into the home in pandemic year

Millions join worship online as churches bring services into the home in pandemic year

As churches look ahead to an expected easing of restrictions and more public gatherings, many are assessing how to incorporate ...
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Restricted funerals and their impact on grief

Restricted funerals and their impact on grief

The national day of reflection on March 23rd will give all of us a chance to take a moment to ...
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Plans for Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Plans for Thy Kingdom Come 2021

At this difficult time, we are aware of the many opportunities and challenges placed on the Church. Which is why ...
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Growing the Rural Church: a Resource Hub from the Diocese of Exeter

Growing the Rural Church: a Resource Hub from the Diocese of Exeter

Growing the Rural Church works to resource rural Mission Communities, to creatively use their talents and buildings and to connect ...
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Breaking Day: A lockdown Passion Play by Les Ellison

Breaking Day: A lockdown Passion Play by Les Ellison

Filmed remotely in an innovative lockdown style, Breaking Day is a virtual passion play for Easter 2021, available to church ...
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New diocesan environment strategy launches

New diocesan environment strategy launches

Cherish Creation, Cut Carbon and Speak Up: a diocesan vision and strategy for creation care sets out three specific priorities ...
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The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes news of agreement on a trade deal with Ghana

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes news of agreement on a trade deal with Ghana

A trade deal has been agreed between the UK and Ghana, addressing a major concern for Fairtrade banana sales from ...
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Church leaders call for Government to stop housing asylum seekers in barracks

Church leaders call for Government to stop housing asylum seekers in barracks

Church leaders from across different denominations have written an an open-letter to the Home Secretary about asylum seekers housing ...
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The Impact of Transatlantic Slavery on England’s Built Environment: a Research Audit

The Impact of Transatlantic Slavery on England’s Built Environment: a Research Audit

A project that brings together previous research into the tangible traces of the impact of the transatlantic slave economy reflected ...
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Transforming Mission in Truro during a pandemic

Transforming Mission in Truro during a pandemic

Transforming Mission (TM) is the exciting Christian initiative in Cornwall churches that has been bedding down in strategic locations across ...
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Everyday Faith – what does that mean?

Everyday Faith – what does that mean?

Everyday Faith is a series of short conversations that are easy to dip into and remind ourselves what it can ...
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Look Beyond Borders

Look Beyond Borders

When talking about the problem of refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But ...
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Net zero carbon church

Net zero carbon church

Resources form the Church of England that that can help your church cut its carbon footprint ...
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Credit Unions covering Cornwall

Credit Unions covering Cornwall

Credit Unions are a growing alternative to traditional banking, and offer better rates for savings and loans, and a more ...
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Cornwall Unmuted to #PrayForCornwall in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Cornwall Unmuted to #PrayForCornwall in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

‘You’re on mute’ is one of the most memorable phrases of the pandemic. But in Cornwall the churches have definitely ...
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Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’

Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are issuing a call to the nation to pause and reflect to remember the ...
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Fiona Bruce MP appointed as new Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Fiona Bruce MP appointed as new Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP for Congleton and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, has ...
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Response to updated coronavirus restrictions

Response to updated coronavirus restrictions

Comment from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of ...
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Truro Together This Winter

Truro Together This Winter

A small list of organisations and helplines that are offering help this winter ...
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Cornish schools join pilot to attract more young teachers to rural schools

Cornish schools join pilot to attract more young teachers to rural schools

The Diocese of Truro is one of nine pilot regions joining the new Rural Teaching Partnership. Cornish schools, serving areas ...
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A vision for the Church of England in the 2020s

A vision for the Church of England in the 2020s

Discerning the vision and strategy for the Church of England in the 2020s ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury: May Christians face pandemic in unity

Archbishop of Canterbury: May Christians face pandemic in unity

Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby speaks with Vatican Media about the challenges facing Christians due to the pandemic, the ecumenical importance ...
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Fill your street with friendliness

Fill your street with friendliness

A bright spot in this difficult year has been the resurgence of community spirit during the lockdown. The As One ...
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Save the date for Europe's biggest Christian gathering in May 2021

Save the date for Europe’s biggest Christian gathering in May 2021

An Ecumenical Kirchentag is a high-profile setting for joint Christian witness. It demonstrates – across all denominational boundaries – that ...
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Modern Slavery: A Resource Bank from Transformation Cornwall

Modern Slavery: A Resource Bank from Transformation Cornwall

Modern Slavery is an increasing issue across Cornwall and Transformation Cornwall is working with partners to highlight this problem and ...
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HelpTogether

HelpTogether

If you are in isolation or in need of help due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, this site can put ...
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Online Services

Online Services

A regularly-updated list of churches offering live-streamed worship across Cornwall ...
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Help publicise the CTC Weekly News!

Help publicise the CTC Weekly News!

Please spread the word about the Weekly News and encourage members of your church / congregation to subscribe ...
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