Truro Street Pastors – New volunteers needed!!

Truro Street Pastors are part of a well organised, fully insured ministry that started in 2003 in Lambeth, London, and is now present in hundreds of towns and cities across the UK. Wherever they are present, crime rates fall, and for this reason many police forces have asked local churches to start Street Pastor groups.Continue reading “Truro Street Pastors – New volunteers needed!!”

Guardians of the Tradition:

Pope Francis restricts Latin Mass Pope Francis’ new decree (Guardians of the Tradition) on 16 July 2021 has revoked the general permission for priests to celebrate the Latin Mass, and restores the authority of the diocesan bishop “to regulate the liturgical celebrations of his diocese” stating that “it is his exclusive competence to authorise theContinue reading “Guardians of the Tradition:”

Back to …. The Future?

Tomorrow, 19 July, sees the official end to the latest series of laws and regulations  that have governed our lives since March 2020. However, although popularly nicknamed “Freedom Day”, it seems rather to be the start of a period of further uncertainty about how to cope with Covid’s refusal to be beaten since now weContinue reading “Back to …. The Future?”

Liverpool Synod results

The diocesan Synod in Liverpool, in which the clergy, religious and the people came together to discern carefully and agree on common goals and priorities in the Archdiocese for the coming years, has just published its results with recommendations on young people, lay ministry and love of neighbour among the highest priorities. It may beContinue reading “Liverpool Synod results”

Catenians’ President’s Sunday

Duchy Catenians finally emerged from COVID isolation to gather live for their President’s Mass in St Augustine’s Church today where they were warmly welcomed by parish priest Fr Michael. A Catenian thread ran through the Mass, including the homily in which Deacon John referred to the fact that in the three readings the Israelites in Babylonia,Continue reading “Catenians’ President’s Sunday”

A musical treat in Truro to end the G7 week

Truro locals were treated to a rare lockdown treat on Saturday when the Cathedral Choir performed to a capacity (socially distanced) crowd in the Cathedral. Along with an eclectic mix of pieces designed to represent all the G7 countries and ranging from Allegri’s Miserere to Shenondoah, the performance included Gee7 the song written specially forContinue reading “A musical treat in Truro to end the G7 week”

CAFOD G7 interfaith live event at Truro Cathedral

On Thursday 10th June, the eve of the G7 conference, CAFOD hosted an interfaith event, notable for being held live in Truro Cathedral as well as being attended online by perhaps a thousand others.  It was also well-supported by our local community, who found it refreshing to be able to meet again in person! It’sContinue reading “CAFOD G7 interfaith live event at Truro Cathedral”