Cornwall Faith Forum Review of the Year & AGM – Thursday, 18th October 2018

The Cornwall Faith Forum will be holding it’s Review of the Year and Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 18th October at County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.  Refreshments served at  7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.  All are very welcome.

It’s been a busy year!  Hear updates of our three strands:

  • Learning for Peace
  • Sharing for Peace
  • Learning for Peace

Also individual faith reps will be sharing with us:

  • A joy from their life as a Faith Community over the past year.
  • A hope that they have for the forthcoming year.
  • A concern for the people or place of Cornwall at this time that their community might be thinking about at this time.

All welcome.  Look forward to seeing you there!

For further information contact Andrew Yates, Chair, Cornwall Faith Forum, andrew.yates@truro.anglican.org  or tel 01872 274351

Flyer of AGM: AGM Flyer 18.10.18

Notes of last AGM held on  19th October 2017 : AGM Notes 19th October 2017 FINAL

Cornwall Faith Forum Accounts from 01.04.17 – 31.03.18:  FINAL CORNWALL FAITH FORUM A_CS 2018

Cancellation of Creationtide Event 6th October owing to predicted bad weather conditions

Dear CFF Friend
We have reluctantly decided to CANCEL the proposed Creation Tide Event scheduled for this Saturday October 6th.
Forecast is for rain – which we can cope with AND for 40 mph which our gazebo will not be able to cope with in such an exposed situation.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  We will have the opportunity to celebrate Creationtide at another time of the year.
Please share this with friends and colleagues.
Kind regards.
Andrew Yates, Chair, Cornwall Faith Forum

World Peace Day Events – An account of an amazing weekend!

The Cornwall Faith Forum had the priviledge in joining in with some of the World Peace Day events which took place in September.  Paul Haines, Peace Activist, gives us a taste of what happened:
“Three days of celebrating and raising awareness for the UN International Day of Peace went ahead successfully. This is now the third year that we have celebrated World Peace Day in Truro, and joined with “One Day One Choir”.
Day 1, Friday 21st September, World Peace Day, started with a first time event at County Hall attended by Mary May, Chairman of the Council, and Julian German, Deputy Leader. Faith speakers from the Cornwall Faith Forum offered prayers for peace along with wonderful singing from a number of Cornish Primary schools. A session of singers and speakers followed on Lemon Quay, and then groups that use singing therapeutically gathered at the Truro Methodist Church. That evening the world famous choir, Tenebrae, performed at Truro Cathedral, dedicating their concert to One Day One Choir. (This is a global choral project for Peace. These 3 days of events in Truro are in support of this inspiring initiative).
Day 2, Saturday 22nd September. A full day went ahead on Lemon Quay, despite the dreadful weather, with many choirs singing for peace and others speaking about peace. In the evening Garth Hewitt sang and spoke about justice, hope and peace, at the Truro Methodist Church, and he was supported by the Callington Community Gospel Choir.
Day 3, Sunday 23rd September, started in the afternoon in the Chapel of Peace and Unity in Truro Cathedral with many prayers, thoughts and messages of peace on display. This was followed by an Evensong for World Peace. The day concluded with a wonderfully reflective Breathing Space for World Peace at the Truro Methodist Church.
All schools, churches and communities across Cornwall were invited to take part and to join with choirs and singing groups across the world to sing for peace on World Peace Day. www.onedayonechoir.org
(Banner image above – Prayers for Peace by the Faith Communities in Cornwall at County Hall, Truro)

Therapeutic sing group session at Truro Methodist Church 21st September

 

Playful Chorus from Lostwithiel on the Piazza, Truro 22nd September

Garth Hewitt and Callington Community Choir at Truro Methodist Church, Saturday 22nd September

Chapel of Peace and Unity, Truro Cathedral 23rd September 2018

Rebuilding the Dome of Human Kindness

Rebuilding the Dome of Human Kindness
The Cornwall Faith Forum is excited about the rebuilding of the Dome of Human Kindness sculpture. Read all about Tom Henderson’s inspiring story of creating the Dome as a life size sculpture with its original art work and unique space inside for reflection. We  have until 9th October to achieve the fund raising goal.  To get involved and find out more click HERE

Remembrance Sunday – Time of reflection around the Peace Pole – Sunday, 11th November 2018

Sunday 11th November 2018 at 2.00 pm -Time of reflection around the Peace Pole at the Dor Kemmyn Field to mark the centenary of the end of First World War 1914-1918.
Join the Cornwall Faith Forum for reflection and peace prayers from the faith communities paying their respects to those who gave their lives for the country during World War 1.  For further information contact Rita Stephen dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com or tel. 07775 937485.

Creationtide at the Dor Kemmyn Field – Saturday 6th October 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

On Saturday 6th October, the Cornwall Faith Forum will be celebrating Creationtide at the Dor Kemmyn Field.  Every year Creationtide runs from the Orthodox New Year on 1st September until St Francis Day at the beginning of October. Creationtide is originally an Eastern Orthodox initiative, but has now spread widely among Anglican, Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations, bringing Christians together to pray and work for the protection of the environment that sustains everyone.  We will meet up at 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm.  Hot drinks and cakes will be provided and if wet we will have a gazebo.  For further information contact Rita Stephen dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com or tel 07775 937485.

World Peace Day Events in Truro & Cornwall – 21st – 23rd September 2018

These events are being organized to help raise awareness for the UN International Day of Peace on Friday 21st September, and also to support “One Day One Choir”, an inspiring global initiative that has grown rapidly since its inception in 2014.

  • Larger version of the above poster, view here:  WPD-21-23-Sept-2018
  • Background information regarding the One Day One Choir can be viewed here:  ODOC 2018 pdf
  • Friday, 21st September Tenebrae at Truro Cathedral at 7.30 pm.  More information can be viewed here:   WWRT_TruroA5Flyer no bleed  and Tenebrae Press Release – Exeter and Truro Cathedrals – 20-21 September 2018
  • More information regarding the “Against the Grain” event with Garth Hewitt on Saturday 22nd September at Truro Methodist Church can be viewed here:   Garth Hewitt  and Against the Grain Tour biography
  • For more information on all the above contact Paul Haines:  paul.haines10@gmail.com
  • All choirs and singing groups are being asked to take part and sing for peace on World Peace Day or as close to it as possible. It’s a very simple idea and also very easy to do for anyone, anywhere! It could be a school assembly, a choir rehearsal, a church service, or even a gathering in a pub – just get together and sing for peace! It could be one song, two songs, or whatever you decide! Don’t forget to sign up on the website to indicate your participation and to be included on the world map showing the huge number of singing groups around the world taking part.  www.onedayonechoir.org 

    “One Day One Choir”, along with other initiatives such as “Peace One Day”, encourage people to come together in their communities and to take active steps towards a more peaceful world. “One Day One Choir” recognizes the powerful effect that singing can play in this. Almost every country in the world has taken part, with choirs from a wide range of communities. Here in the UK for instance, schools are very much involved, as were 38 Cathedrals last year.

    This is the third year that events have been organized in Truro, with many choirs having been involved so far. This year invitations to choirs in all schools, colleges, churches and communities across Cornwall have been sent out. In Truro there are three days of events being organized on Lemon Quay, Truro Cathedral, Truro Methodist Church, and for the first time at County Hall.

    Funds are being raised for “Children of Peace” and “The Amos Trust”. Both are UK based charities working to help and support children around the world. These charities recognize the importance of working with children to bring about a more peaceful world. www.childrenofpeace.org.uk  www.amostrust.org

    In addition to many choirs taking part, a number of groups and organizations will be represented, with a variety of people speaking about peace. The Truro Methodist Church will be the venue on the 21st for groups that use singing therapeutically for health conditions, and on the 22nd, the Founder of the Amos Trust, Garth Hewitt, will be performing. The world famous choral ensemble Tenebrae, as supporters of One Day One Choir, will be very kindly dedicating their performance at Truro Cathedral to this initiative.

    These events are supported by Truro City Council, Cornwall County Council, Truro Cathedral, Truro Methodist Church and many other individuals and groups. Please see poster for further details of venues, dates and times.

    For further information and how to get involved and take part, please contact:

    Paul Haines  07855 495881  paul.haines10@gmail.com

Harvest Celebration – Sunday, 5th August at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field, Truro

Harvest Celebration  – Sunday, 5th August at 2.30 pm at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field, Penmount, Truro TR4 9AA (beside the Crematorium)

Join the Cornwall Faith Forum for a celebration of Harvest with the Pagan Community. It will be a time of celebrating the abundance at this Harvest time of the year. Please bring along some cakes and goodies to share. There will be some throwing games as part of the celebration. All are welcome and suitable for children.

More information to follow.  All enquiries email: info@dorkemmyn.org.uk

 

Peace and the Joy of Singing – Saturday 14th July, Dor Kemmyn Field

Come and experience, or take part, and join in with the ‘Joy of Singing’ at the Cornwall Faith Forum’s Performance Area at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field just outside Truro, beside the Penmount Crematorium (TR$ 9AA).  We will meet on Saturday, 14th July from 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm.

There will be a number of singing groups and a singing workshop.  All are invited to take part, or come and listen and meet the other members of the Cornwall Faith Forum at the beautiful Dor Kemmyn Field.

Please bring a picnic mat or chairs and some vegetarian food to share.  Hot/cold drinks will be provided and there will be a gazebo in case of bad weather.

If you, or a choir, would like to take part please contact Paul Haines paul.haines10@gmail.com or tel. 07855 495881.

View flyer of the event here: Joy of Singing Event 14.07.18 -DKO field

The Community Big Lunch – Sunday, 3rd June at the Dor Kemmyn Field

Join us at our Penmount Peace Field where we will share food, stories, and more.  The lunch runs from 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm at the Field at Penmount, Truro TR4 9AA (at the entrance of the Crematorium).

We are a small community organisation who stand for tolerance, peace, and justice and would love to meet people from the local and wider community.

We will have lots of fun games for kids and for grown ups! Crafts, games of rounders, huge community painting, and lots more.

Please bring a picnic mat or chairs..whatever makes you comfortable and of course some food to share.

We will provide hot and cold drinks. If it’s raining on the day, we will have a gazebo to keep us dry, hopefully!

Please let us know if you’re coming… We look forward to meeting you!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dor-kemmyns-community-big-lunch-food-and-games-tickets-45430251104?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

For more information contact info@dorkemmyn.org.uk