Important Update on our search for a new Priest in Charge, 05/07/2019

News came last week that our Parish profile has been agreed by the Episcopal College and they have sanctioned the concept of a 2 year interim House of Duty post for our Benefice. An interview date been set for September 4th. This has also been agreed by the Rural Dean and the Deanery Planning Commitee.

This has meant much activity over the last week or so, in finalising and publishing the Parish profile, as well as an advertisement to appear in the Church Times on July 5th and forming a group to be involved in the selecting candidates from a shortlist and taking them to interview. 

The idea of the interim post is that part of the role of the appointee will be to prepare the parishes for working more widely within the deanery as the deanery plan is developed for the future. This future is directly connected to the recent decision by the Church Commissioners to agree to expanding the Transforming Mission project to Liskeard, Truro, Camborne and St Austell. 

These are the words of Bishop Philip, as quoted on the Diocese web site: “I am delighted to report that the Church Commissioners have agreed to consider a full bid from us for a further four Transforming Mission initiatives to serve Camborne, Truro, St Austell and Liskeard. My thanks go to all those who have worked on this project to date.

“This is a tremendous vote of confidence from the national church in our innovative approach to mission being pioneered in Falmouth (for more details of that click here), as I know they have looked at a large number of projects from around the country.

“There is still a very great deal of work to be done to develop this bid fully and we will not know the final outcome until next May. However it is clear that those responsible for the central funding of mission have real hope in what we can achieve for God’s Kingdom here in Cornwall.

“Let’s keep our hopes high for all that God might do amongst us here.”

In the meantime we must not forget those words from Jane Horton at the Quiet Day, to be pioneers, and not just settlers within our community.