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Testing will start in the following locations in Camborne and Launceston from Tuesday 30th June until further notice. The sites will operate from 10:30am to 4pm unless detailed otherwise by the national testing website (details below).
Camborne - Camborne College Car Park, Church Road, Pool, TR15 3FH
Launceston - Launceston Rugby Football Club, Polson Bridge, Launceston, PL15 9QR
The following testing site is already deployed as follows:
St Austell - St Austell Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, Cornwall. PL25 5DR
This site is open from 10:30am to 3:30pm, and will be in use until further notice.
The Mobile Testing Units are set up by the Department of Health and Social Care but the sites are managed by members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, so people will see military personnel in attendance.
These mobile testing centres are for people who have coronavirus-like symptoms to test if they currently have the virus. Everyone over the age of five with symptoms may apply.
The test can be booked online at the following address:
If there is no access to the internet, please ring 119.
We are delighted to announce that as of Monday, 22nd June 2020, following the Government's decision to allow churches to open their doors for private prayer, some of our buildings will be reopening. It is important that all visitors follow the systems put out by each church, to ensure we can remain open for all to enjoy private prayer. Each church will have slightly different systems for keeping us safe, due to the ancient fabric of our churches.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers working so hard to keep our churches open in line with Government guidelines.
When we know more about a return to services in church, we will post more information here.
St Mary's will open with a clearly marked, roped off one-way system, and with hand sanitiser provided. All hymn books, kneelers, cushions and paper resources have had to be removed to avoid contamination. The doors will be propped open to minimise transfer via surfaces.
The church will be available for private prayer on Mondays between 9am and 12pm, and on Thursdays between 12pm and 4pm. Entry will be via the main door, and exit will be through the back door, near the font. This will bring you out at the back of the Parish Hall rooms, opposite The Bell.
We look forward to welcoming you back into St Mary's.
St Stephen's will be open on Wednesdays between 10am and 12pm, and on Sundays between 2pm and 4pm. As you enter, please be mindful of others who may be leaving, and allow them to come out before you go in.
Some parts will be roped off. The votive candles will not be accessible to the public, but, open request, they can be lit on behalf of someone. There will be an attendent to sanitise the pews when they are vacated.
St Thomas' will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays, between 10am and 4pm.
Christ the Cornerstone will not be reopening at this stage. We apologise for the impact of this decision.
"Non-synod" happened virtually this year, with Synod members meeting online instead. Only the legal business was missing, so it felt like a real Synod.
Items under discussion:
Read the full Diocesan Synod report and catch up with everything that is happening across Truro Diocese.
Isaiah 43: 18-19:
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Read the full report here.
Thy Kingdom Come is a worldwide prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost. Since its launch by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016, Christians from 172 countries and 65 denominations have taken part in praying for friends and family to come to faith in Jesus Christ.
Thus our prayer is simply this: that we become an ever more hopeful, confident church that seeks the mind, heart and will of God for Cornwall, for the communities he calls us to serve, and for the wide world beyond these shores.
Bishop Phillip of Truro outlines our exciting future plans regarding mission and ministry across Cornwall.
Read the full paper here