COP26: Cardinal Nichols writes to Prime Minister

On the eve of the COP26 Conference in Glasgow on Climate Change, Cardinal Nichols has written to the Prime Minister on our behalf, as President of the Catholic Bishops Conference. Referring to the global ecological crisis as a dark cloud over humanity, he offers our support to the work of achieving the goals of theContinue reading “COP26: Cardinal Nichols writes to Prime Minister”

Live Simply, Sustainably, and in Solidarity with the Poor

On 1st October a one day conference was held in Torquay (sponsored by CAFOD and Caritas) The purpose was to revive awareness and implementation of the livesimply initiative in our schools and parishes. The event brought together some great speakers including Marie-Elena Arana (Live Simply Award Co-ordinator); Fr Jonathan Stewart (Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Exeter) whomContinue reading “Live Simply, Sustainably, and in Solidarity with the Poor”

Creation: What can I do?

“Be not afraid!” … so Jesus tells his followers, knowing too well how fearful they were. We too can feel overwhelmed and despairing in the face of news about extreme climate events, but we too must allow ourselves to be comforted and strengthened by Jesus’s words. If we open ourselves to receive the grace ofContinue reading “Creation: What can I do?”

September: a time to pray

Churches Together in Truro has put together a programme of prayer and fasting for the city during September, based on readings from the book of Nehemiah. Each week has a different prayer focus – Public Service, Relationships, Business & Commerce and Church with a prayer and reading for each day. See the leaflet giving fullContinue reading “September: a time to pray”

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!!”

Coffee mornings are back in town!

Postponed from mid-May, this year’s Christian Aid Coffee Morning finally took place last Saturday attracting well over 30 people, including 7 from St Piran’s.  Held outdoors for the first time, the garden at Summerville in The Crescent provided a restful, colourful background for coffee-drinking, conversation  and wandering around the various stalls —  watercolour paintings, plants,Continue reading “Coffee mornings are back in town!”