Stepping St Michael’s Way – Bank Holiday Monday 7th May

Following on from last year’s sponsored walk of the St Michael’s Way, the CFF will be joining  the friends of St Michael’s Way with their walk on Monday, 7th May.  We are looking forward to undertaking this walk again, and this time with a finish at St Michael’s Mount.  Please see below for more information on the poster.

Poster also available here:  07.05.18 St Michael’s Way Walk

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Please take action

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be introduced into UK law and, at the same time, the Data Protection Act 1998 will be repealed and replaced with by the Data Protection Act 2018.  GDPR gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is used by organisations.

This new law will affect the way we contact you.  As a CFF member and/or supporter your privacy is important to us, and we want to communicate with all our members and supporters in a way which has their consent, and which is in line with GDPR.  Consequently as a result of this change in UK law, we now need your consent to how we contact you.  You will need to opt into our mailings and newsletters by Friday 25th May.  If you do not do this the CFF will not be able to contact you after 25th May.

Please therefore either complete this short five question online questionnaire by clicking the link:  https://CFF Personal Data Consent Form

OR

complete a form HERE and return it to cornwall.faithforum@truro.anglican.org It will only take a minute or so.

We look forward to receiving your completed questionnaire or form.  We value your support and want to continue to keep you updated with our news and events in the future.  You will only need to complete this once.

You may also want to read our Data Privacy Notice HERE

March Saturday Workshops with Fourthland and Rosalind Fowler

Join artists Fourthland and Rosalind Fowler, in conjunction with the Cornwall Faith Forum,  for a series of special workshops this March.  The artists invite you to bring an object from home with you as a way of sharing a story.  Al workshops are free and welcome to families and children with no experience necessary.

Saturday 17th March 10.30 am – 1.00 pm, Kestle Barton – The Cloth of a Thousand

Creating a world of stories, through objects and improvised making.  Refreshments provided.

 

Saturday 24th March 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm, Dor Kemmyn Peace Field, Penmount –

Half way Stories

A special celebration including a foraging walk using objects, herbs and sounds.  Hot drinks and cankes provided (under cover if wet). No book required.

 

Saturday 31st March 10.30 am – 2.00 pm, Kestle Barton – To Weave

A weaving, sound and storytelling workshop working with cloth, paper and willow withies.  Lunch included.

For more information please contact info@kestlebarton.co.uk or Rita Stephen dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com.  Also see flyer here:

 

Sharing for Peace Event at the Dor Kemmyn Field, Saturday 17th February

A warm welcome to all to join the Cornwall Faith Forum for our first event of the year at the Dor Kemmyn field on Saturday, 17th February from 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm.  The time together will include:

  •  Tree planting by the United Nations Association, Cornwall on their 25th Anniversary year with an Acer Kawakamii which has been donated by the Trelissick Gardens, National Trust.
  • Two further planting of trees, a native Oak and Silver Birch, donated by the Muslim Faith Community
  • Dedicating of existing trees planted in the past five years by the Buddhist and Baha’i faith communities
  • Hot drinks and cakes (under large gazebo cover if wet!).

Hopefully there will be some singing as part of this event and a chance to hear about new plans and future events for the year at the DKO field.

For further information contact:

Rita Stephen  dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com  07775 937485

Paul Haines paul.haines10@gmail.com 07855 495881

To view the flyer click here: Tree planting at Penmount – 17.02.18 FINAL

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – commencing 18th January 2018

To be held in Truro Cathedral – Chapel of Unity From 12 noon to 12.30pm each day 18 January to 25 January

Thu18 – Reverend Doreen Sparey-Delacassa

Fri 19 – Rev Pat Whittaker – John Keast OBE

Sat 20 – Reverend Elizabeth Foot

Sun 21 – Cathedral Services

Mon 22 – Reverend Roger Greene – Sarah Yardley

Tue 23 – Lesley Chandler – Deacon Andrew Shute

Wed 24 – Major Graham Lumm – Reverend Matt Noble

Thu 25 – Reverend Steve Wild

The themes of the daily material raise some of the contemporary issues addressed by the churches of the Caribbean. Abuses of human rights are found across the region and we are challenged to consider our manner of welcoming of the stranger into our midst. Human trafficking and modern-day slavery continue to be huge issues. Addiction to pornography and drugs, continue to be serious challenges to all societies. The debt crisis has a negative impact upon the nations and upon individuals – the economies of the nations and people have become precarious. Family life continues to be challenged by the economic restrictions which lead to migration, domestic abuse and violence. The Caribbean Churches work together to heal the wounds in the body of Christ. Reconciliation demands repentance, reparation and the healing of memories.

The whole Church is called to be both a sign and an active agent of this reconciliation.

For poster click HERE: Cathedral – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day events – 26th & 27th January

Truro Cathedral will again be hosting events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 and along with colleagues in Devon and Cornwall Police.

27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) and events will be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27.

Attendees will be able to explore the track to genocide exhibition, learn of the personal experiences of survivors of genocide and leave a message on our Tree of Hope.    A candle lighting ceremony will be held at 1pm on both days.

There will also be a number of information stands from various organisations representing groups impacted by genocide.

Exhibition opening times:

●        Friday 26th January: 10am to 5.30pm

Followed by a Holocaust Memorial Day Evensong at 5.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

●        Saturday 27th January:  10am to 4.00pm.

This year’s theme is The Power of Words.

Interfaith Exploration Groups – Finding out, making peace – 5th February 2018

As part of Cornwall Faith Forum’s Sharing for Peace project we are beginning some small, facilitated interfaith discussion groups

These aim to:

  • Improve our understanding of each other’s faiths and beliefs,.
  • Enrich the faith or belief journey of each person.
  • Share, learn and grow peace between individuals and communities

We will be piloting this initiative on Monday 5th February 2018 at 6.30pm in St Austell. The group will last for approximately 2 hours and the topic for this first meeting will be ‘The Practice of Prayer’.

Booking is essential since space is limited. If you are interested in attending please contact Rosey Sanders to book a place 01872 274351 rosey.sanders@truro.anglican.org  For more information about the evening contact Kathy Pope 07866 304530  kathypope56@gmail.com

Flyer:  Interfaith Exploration Groups – 05.02.18 St Austell

 

Cornwall Faith Forum sends greetings of peace to all people of goodwill

At a very dark time of year several religious faiths celebrate special festivals of light and peace.

  • The Hindu festival of Diwali spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
  • Jews celebrate Hanukkah and light the menorah candelabrum as the rededication of the Holy Temple is remembered. Freedom from oppression and establishing peace are characteristic of this festival of lights.
  • For Pagans Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn. It is an image of the return of all new life.
  • Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus at Bethlehem as the light of the world, a light that darkness cannot overcome and through whom all are called to hope and peace.

Other faiths too hold celebrations around this time and share the common ground of seeking good for all and peace on earth, together with people of goodwill from many beliefs and none.

Cornwall Faith Forum welcomes people of peace from all faiths, beliefs and cultures. Peace and mercy are central to people of faith and embedded in our sacred texts and practice. In these dark and often challenging times we can hope together, building, learning and sharing while we grow in our own spiritual identity and explore each other’s beliefs without fear. When there is conflict and violence this work is even more needed and the light shines even more brightly.

Spiral of Light Event – Thursday 30th November 2017, Truthwall, St Just 4.30-6.30pm

An invitation to all from Annie HenryHolland.  Annie describes the event as a

‘A time for quiet meditation and reflection for people of all faiths and none, on the shortening of days the journey we will all take into the darkness and quiet of winter’.

Annie Henry, Tremorran B&B

Tremorran & the Angel Gallery

Back to the Garden, Truthwall

St Just, Penzance

TR19 7QJ

 

For more information Tel: 07768 166309  email: missanniehenry@hotmail.com

 

(please park on the green at the end of the road and walk up the drive, parking limited at the house.

Bring a torch and wear warm clothes)

Cornwall Diversity Food Festival – Saturday, 18th November 2017

All Saints Highertown Church Hall, Truro TR1 3LD

12.00 noon — 4.30 pm

Food is one of the powerful tools that can be used to encourage dialogue but at times it is not well celebrated. It is the essence of this day to capture that power by showcasing the many food types enjoyed around the world but prepared in Cornwall.

The face of Cornwall is changing and what a way to capture that transformation than with food, encouraging social cohesion while celebrating differences of nationalities, cultures, faiths, denominations and race.

Cornwall Diversity Food Festival is an event open to all age groups to encourage children to learn from a young age and adults to share and enjoy food and probably swap recipes. This is also an opportunity to promote British values, encourage integration, tolerance and social inclusion through food.

For more information contact: 

Mary Mawonera, Email: mgomo@hotmail.com  Mobile: 07517429553

Laura Allsworth, Email: bigfatcake2010@hotmail.co.uk  Mobile: 07772545772

Sanjay Kumar, Email:  schoolofcornishsardines@hotmail.com  Mobile: 07703016842

View flyer with all the information here:  Cornwall Diversity Food Festival – 18.11.17, Truro