Diocesan Prayer for Bishop Philip

Generous God, we thank you for leading Philip to be bishop of our diocese

and for all who answer the call to be your church in Cornwall. 

May Philip and Ruth, and all who love them, find this new ministry a blessing.
Together may we witness to friendships that reach our beyond our differences and reveal the love of God to all. 

We pray that as Bishop Philip responds to your call and we welcome him to his new ministry

you will strengthen him by your Spirit to lead us in showing God’s welcome to all. 
As he finds his way around the diocese, strengthen him to guide us in truth and peace. 
As he learns about the ways of the diocese, help him to teach us the ways of Christ in our world today. 
As he embraces the challenges and privileges of his role,

may he encourage us all into greater generosity and service.

As he learns the shape of the diocese, inspire him to share with us how his faith has shaped his life.

As he treds in the footsteps of the missionary saints,

enable him to inspire our shared ministry of outreach and mission.

Make Bishop Philip a shepherd to the people you have entrusted to him, 
ready to defend the weak, to work for justice, to care and to love

as extravagantly and recklessly as you did in giving your Son who was born, lived and died among us 
that we may know life in all its resurrected glory. Amen.

New Deanery Team Leader

The Bishop of Truro, the Rt. Rev’d Philip Mounstephen is pleased to announce that the Rev’d Dr Peter Knight, at present Rector of St George Tunis in the Diocese of Egypt, is to be Priest-in-Charge of the Conventional District within Trigg Major deanery, in the Diocese of Truro. 
The licensing will take place on 27th August, 7pm, at St Mary Magdalene.

Parish News

Lay Pastoral Ministry Update

The Trigg Major Deanery Lay Pastoral Ministry (LPM) Team which includes six members from the Launceston Parish has met several times over the last few months and they are now actively supporting a number of activities including the monthly services and fellowship in our local care homes, baptism and funeral visiting, the monthly Food 4 Thought café and Kids Club, Open the Book, Messy Church and the Tregadillett Memory Service.  

During the summer – John Timbury and Sarah Vinson attended additional training in the area of Bereavement Support and more recently, we now have some of the team licensed and trained to deliver Home Communion within the Parish.  

If you know of someone who would like a visit from the Church, perhaps someone who is housebound, lonely, someone who would like home communion – please get in touch with either Revd Teresa or any LPM.