Festival Angels – August 2017

A team of “Angels” will be on hand at Newquay’s Boardmasters Festival in August.

The Festival Angels volunteers, along the lines of the Street Angels and Street Pastors models, will be out and about across the festival site offering help and assistance to the 35,000 festival goers.

The teams will offer support such as helping carry bags and putting up tents as people arrive, and offering directions, water and Suntan Lotion as the festival gets underway. Festival Angel volunteers will also be on hand to support and work alongside other welfare teams.

Festival Angels was launched at Leeds Festival in 2011 and since then has extended to 175 volunteers in 2016 running a cafe, lost property and detached teams. The concept of Festival Angels has become an integral part of Leeds Festival with other major music festivals across the UK now looking at replicating the model.

Based on that successful track record at Leeds, local organisers thought Festival Angels would bring a uniquely positive contribution to the Boardmaster event, which completely dominates the Newquay area for a few days every August. Our aim is to support the local effort this year and build a team that will be led and resourced locally in future years.

Paul Blakey MBE, the founder of Street Angels and Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network, comments, “This is the first time for Festival Angels at Boardmasters. Following on from the success at Leeds, the church in Newquay contacted us for support in running Festival Angels within Boardmasters. Our aim is to support a local team this year and then hand the project over in future years.”

Derek Baker (Faith Co-ordinator for Devon and Cornwall Police, and Regional Co-ordinator for ‘Redeeming Our Communities’) says that Festival Angels is a great opportunity for people with Street Pastor, Street Angel or similar experience to take their skills and concern for the safety and wellbeing of others into the Music Festival environment.

Jez Bayes (Safer Cornwall Alcohol Strategy Co-ordinator) stated that this community spirited initiative will help to continue the development of The Boardmasters Festival as a safe and vibrant event, making sure that people are able to look back on their time here for the right reasons.

To find out more or to sign up as a Festival Angel volunteer visit www.boardmastersfestivalangels.org.uk

The Great Get Together and Polytunnel Repair – 17th June 2017

On one of the hotest days of the year, CFF friends came together as part of the Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox and to repair our cob brick polytunnel.  Di Profaska, from the Baha’i Faith writes:

‘We had a lovely united time today sharing prayers and readings in memory of Jo Cox and others both nationally and internationally. There is more unity in the world than disunity and ordinary people around the world are working together and individually to make a difference.’

The reading Di shared with us was:

Consider the flowers of a garden: Though differing in kind, colour, form and shape, yet this diversity increases their charm and adds to their beauty. How unpleasing to the eye if all the flowers and plants were the same. In like manner, when divers shades of thought, temperament and character are brought together the beauty and glory of human perfection is revealed and made manifest.



Truro Singing Event 21st September, UN International Day of Peace – Update

Update from Paul Haines:

Plans are going well, with approximately 26 choirs signed up, but there is one change:

Saturday 23rd September has had to change to Saturday 16th September.

(Details for Thursday 21st September remain the same)

View flyer for more information:UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 10

The Great Get Together inspired by Jo Cox – Saturday, 17th June

A Time of Reflection followed by a Picnic and Polytunnel Repair at the Dor Kemmyn Field, Penmount, Truro TR4 9AA

All are very welcome to join the ‘Great Get Together’ of the Cornwall Faith Forum. We will commence with a time of contemplation on the theme of working together for peace. The faith communities in Cornwall will reflect on the acts of terrorism taken place recently in Manchester and London, and to focus on what was stated by Jo Cox in her first speech to Parliament “We are far more united, and have far more in common, than which divides us”.

Following this time we will have a picnic together. Please bring along vegetarian food and soft drinks to share.

Finally a practical way of building for peace, will be an opportunity for all hands to work together to help with the relining the polytunnel with a new polythene covering. The polytunnel for the making of our cob bricks was damaged by the winter storms and as a result it would be great to have as many people as possible would make this job manageable and fun!

For more information contact Rita Stephen 07775 937485 or email dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com and see flyer: The CFF Great Get Together – 17th June 2017 Penmount Truro a


Until the Day Break – Stories from the Church Yard – 18th – 21st May

You only have to walk through any of Cornwall’s old cemeteries to come across graves that hint at intrigue, adventure and the county’s mining heritage, their stories all lost to the sands of time. This month a new theatre company is aiming to bring those characters back to life by staging magical theatre walks through Redruth’s historic St Euny churchyard

From May 18 to May 21, Perthi Kov (Cornish for ‘Remember’), a community company that combines the talents of some of Cornwall’s most exciting theatre markers, writers, musicians and actors, will be bringing to life the stories of fascinating characters at rest in the grounds of the ‘mining church’.

Guides will take audience members on a 75-minute journey to meet extraordinary characters in the shadow of Carn Brea, and to travel through time and across the globe, as the residents recall their lives. An exhibition of Perthi Kov’s research, and creative work with community group, WILD, will be in the church to explore, with refreshments, after the show.

For more information view:  http://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/2017/05/theatre-group-bringing-the-past-to-life/


The Bundle – 24th, 26th and 27th May

In support of the Cornwall Refugee Resettlement Network (for 16+)

 Wednesday, 24th May at All Saints Highertown Church, Truro at 7.30 pm

Parking limited, donations split between Journeymen Theatre and CRRN


Friday 26th May at the Waterside Café, Penryn

6.00 pm performance followed by 7.30 pm Arabian meal, £20, 01326 374438 to book


Saturday, 27th May at the Poly Falmouth

7.30 pm, £5.00 Arabian bar snacks available 01326 319461 to book


To view flyer click HERE:  The Bundle poster

UK Cities of Peace Tour 2017

Peace Walker, Paul Haines writes ….The intention for the UK Cities for Peace Tour is to visit the 69 Cities of the UK and link up with people from all walks of life who are working towards peace, and to create a resource for those interested in finding out about others doing the same. The idea
would be to encourage links, connections, networks, friendships, hubs, etc.  So often the question is ….. what can I do for Peace? We feel overwhelmed and helpless seeing so much war and violence in the world. Particularly at this time, there is such a need for more people to act, and take part. Hopefully this resource might beone way where anyone can find out where and how they can be involved in the Peace process, and to do that little something that may make a difference. There are so many ways we can contribute to peace in the world. We can sing, talk, write, walk, play, eat,
cycle, run, drive, raise awareness ……. the possibilities are endless.

On Paul’s tour he will be promoting One Day One Choir on 21st September in Truro (A global choral project for peace) together with the charity – Children of Peace.  Read more at:  UK Cities for Peace Tour Flyer 3

NB The link in the flyer will be operational shortly.


St Michael’s Way Walk – Saturday, 13th May

Cornwall Faith Forum Sponsored Walk – ‘Building Peace – Stepping out in Faith’

Malcolm Bowers and Kathy Pope, Cornwall Faith Forum (CFF) supporters, will be walking the St Michael’s Way, and there is an opportunity for anyone interested to join the walk as well.  They have been involved in the work of  the CFF for several years.  They are inspired by CFF’s work for peace through the three strands of Building for Peace, Learning for Peace and Sharing for Peace and would like undertake the walk for sponsorship for the charity. CFF brings together people in Cornwall from the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan and Humanist communities.   CFF has a large and effective education programme with children, young people and adults, events and discussions to share and celebrate our faiths and the vision of establishing an iconic building where people of faith and anyone who is interested can learn, share and contribute to peace-making.

The walk will commence at 10.00 am at Lelant Parish Church (St Uny) and  finishes on Marazion Beach. There are some uphill stretches which are quite strenuous but overall the walk is rated as ‘moderate’ and walking boots are recommended. It uses footpaths mostly with some minor roads.  As is our custom we will be stopping periodically for readings and the topic will be on ‘pilgramages’.

Do come and join Malcolm and Kathy and be part of building peace, or if you would like to support them click here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/steppingoutinfaith/


If you would like to join the walk for sponsorship and to raise funds for the CFF use the following link  https://localgiving.org/appeal/stmichaelswaywalk/ or use the sponsorship form here: Sponsorship_and_Gift_Aid_declaration_form_-_Nov_2015  You would be most welcome to join the walk as well  if you would prefer not to be sponsored.

Contact Kathy if you are coming, and for more information, on 07866 304530 or email kathypope56@gmail.com

For poster, please see:  St Michael’s Way (Lelant to Marazion) – CFF Sponsored Walk 13.05.17

Sharing for Peace Walk – Sunday, 21st May 2017

Back by popular demand, we will be walking from Tresillian to St Clements for our Sharing for Peace Walk.  There will be a 1.30 pm for 2.00 pm start at Tresillian and will sharing texts from our faith traditions (or none) on the theme of Peace.  There will be an opportunity to visit the Open Garden at St Clements and also stop for a cup of tea.  (There will be a fee to visit the garden of £6.00 including a cup of tea and cake).  See flyer and directions for further information: Sharing for Peace Walk directions and joining instructions 21.05.17  Walk for Peace Tresillian – St Clements (return) 21.05.17

Open Day to visit the Cornwall Islamic Community Centre – 29th April 2017

Open Day to visit the Cornwall Islamic Centre  and to meet members of the Community

Saturday, 29th April, 2017 between 11.30 am – 2.00 pm

Refreshments served – All Welcome

Quenchwell Road, Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6LN

For enquiries please contact: Dureid Rifai 01872 263917 darifai@tiscali.co.uk

For flyer click HERE: Cornwall Islamic Community Centre Open Day – 29.04.17