Diocesan Environmental Policy

Bishop Mark has published our first Diocesan Environmental Policy, agreed by the Trustees in January. Issued in response to The Catholic Bishop’s Conference document “Call of Creation” the policy “promotes serious reflection on our relationship with God, with our neighbour and with the earth through the way we manage our resources as a Church andContinue reading “Diocesan Environmental Policy”

Memories of Tremough Convent School

Les Filles de le Croix, a religious order founded in France in 1641, included in its mission providing girls with the same educational opportunities as boys. At the beginning of the second world war, the Sisters had a school in Falmouth, but wanted to open for boarders. They bought Tremough and the school opened inContinue reading “Memories of Tremough Convent School”

A Truro Wedding, at last!

Helen and Christian finally got married at Our Lady of the Portal Church on 17th April, after several postponements due to the pandemic. Helen is of course familiar as a regular singer in the church choir and has even been known to perform for us with her ukulele! Helen’s mum Evelyne writes “I can’t thankContinue reading “A Truro Wedding, at last!”

Our Parish, Our Church:

What does the future hold? On 1st May 2021, Bishop Mark is re-starting the “Precious Place” review of parish structures in the diocese with an online event led by international speaker Michael Dopp, on Missionary Parishes. Designed to engage both clergy and laity in addressing the key issues raised by A Precious Place, the twoContinue reading “Our Parish, Our Church:”

Journeying with Jesus

A Lenten Journey Dcn Andrew invites us to join him in following the Lent course, “Journeying with Jesus” written by Redemptorist priest Fr Denis McBride. There will be 6 sets of zoom meetings starting on Monday 22nd February at 6pm with a final 7th session on Resurrection on Monday 12th April. If you are interestedContinue reading “Journeying with Jesus”

UN International Day of Human Fraternity

The UN General Assembly has declared 4 February as the International Day of Human Fraternity, and it will be celebrated on the same date each year.  This resolution by the UN builds on the meeting between Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayyib, on 4 February 2019 in Abu Dhabi, which resultedContinue reading “UN International Day of Human Fraternity”

“A Precious Place” postponement

We have received news that the following announcement has been made by Bishop Mark regarding a postponement of Diocesan plans for parish review: Since it was issued on 1 November 2020, “A Precious Place of God’s Grace”, on the development of the pastoral structures in our diocese over the next five years and beyond, hasContinue reading ““A Precious Place” postponement”