Weekly Thursday Noon Prayers – 2nd July 2020

Cornwall Faith Forum is thinking of everyone in Cornwall in these unsettling times.

This week (first Thursday of each meeting), there will be a virtual Thursday Noon Prayers on zoom. Please contact Rita on dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com if you would like to be part of the virtual meeting.

The prayer for this week has been kindly sent to us by Jeremy from Kehillat Kernow (the Jewish Community in Cornwall).

It is short and very supportive.

Teach me always to believe in my power to return to life, to hope, and to You, God,

no matter what pains I have endured, no matter how far I have strayed from You.
Give me the strength to resurrect my weary spirit.
Revive me, God, so I can embrace life once more
in joy, in passion, in peace.

Weekly Thursday Noon Prayers – 25th June 2020

Cornwall Faith Forum sends love and strength to everyone in Cornwall.  Today, we will be at our Peace Field at Penmount for the first time since early March with a small group. It will be wonderful to be back at our Field by the Dome of Human Kindness.

(We will be gathering for Thursday Noon Prayers on the fourth Thursday of each month. Please contact Rita on dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com if you
would like to come).

This Thursday the 25th June is the International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services and Windrush Day (22nd of June) was on Tuesday this week:

Windrush Prayer:

Barrier- breaking God,
You embrace all cultures and lands,
but you keep a special place in your heart
for the stranger, the widow and the orphan.
Grant us the gift of your Spirit
that we may become as You are,
Welcoming all as brothers and sisters,
your cherished children,
Citizens together in God’s kingdom
of justice and peace.

Windrush Prayer from USPG News (The Anglican Mission Agency: United Society Partners in the Gospel)

Here is a prayer for the Emergency Services:

God of compassion,
hear our prayers for those who work in the Emergency Services
strengthen them in their hour of need, and
grant them courage to face the future,

Sarah Jefferies from Devon and Cornwall Police kindly sent us the following information:
There are two ways to get involved with the International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services:
– Watch the Christian Police Association (CPA) YouTube channel “International Day of Prayer 2020” playlist at any time on the day.
Join one of our Zoom meetings held at 1200hrs and 1900hrs (UK BST). Please email us at info@cpauk.net for details..


Thursday Prayers at Noon during Covid 19 Pandemic

Every Thursday at 12 noon Rita Stephen our Inter Faith Development Worker prays for the people of Cornwall in her home with a model of our Dome of Human Kindness. She uses prayers that have been sent in by members of our various Communities and ends with the Peace Prayer. You can find the prayers on our News web site page https://dorkemmyn.org.uk/latest-news/ and Face Book pages. Initially the prayers were said at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field but this had to cease following further movement restrictions. Please join Rita in prayer every Thursday at 12 noon.

If you would like a prayer read please contact Rita dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com

Journeys for Peace – Thursday, 27th February at 7.00 pm at Cafe Chaos, Truro

Journeys for Peace – in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand
The Cornwall Faith Forum are delighted that Paul Haines will be talking about his recent trip to South East Asia on Thursday, 27th February at Cafe Chaos, Truro http://cafechaoscornwall.co.uk/contact-us/   Refreshments will be served from 6.30 pm onwards with the talk commencing at 7.00 pm.
Paul writes:
“I have recently returned from six weeks travelling around the main cities of these four countries researching for my developing website www.linkstopeace.org
It was revealing to find out about the effects of recent war and genocide and to see how these countries are now being governed and what part faith plays in their development.
I met a number of people from different groups and organisations that are working for peace, but also local and international organisations that are dealing with the after effects of their recent history.
In addition I visited Hue in Central Vietnam where the number of Buddhist Monasteries are thriving, and where Thich Nhat Hanh now lives, and in Cambodia I visited Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world.”
For further information contact Paul Haines paul.haines10@gmail.com

Readings from Holocaust Memorial Event – Sunday 2nd February

The Cornwall Faith Forum marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field.  Each faith contributed a reading.

The Baha’i reading:

“Be thou a summoner to love, and be thou kind to all the human race. Love thou the  children of men and share in their sorrows. Be thou of those who foster peace ;……… for ye are all but the drops from but one ocean, the foliage of one tree, the pearls from a single shell, the flowers and sweet herbs  from the same one garden.

Call none a stranger. Be ye as if all men were your close kin and honoured friends. Walk ye in such wise that this fleeting world will change into  splendour….”  Abdul Baha


The Christian reading:

“May we be bearers of comfort

May we be strong in our soul to cry at the wrongs of nations, to weep with the bleeding earth, to mourn with those who mourn in the loss of life and lands, in the loss of dreams and hope.

May we be strong in our soul this day.”

Tree Planting at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field – Saturday, 7th March

Spring is the time for tree planting!  As in previous years, the Cornwall Faith Forum will be planting a tree/s at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field on Saturday, 7th March at 2.00 pm.  This year one of the trees will be generously donated by the Hindu Community and will sit alongside other trees donated by the faith communities.

Join us at this special time.  It will be a chance to catch up with old and new friends.  Refreshments will be served.  For further information contact Rita Stephen, Interfaith Development Worker dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com tel. 07775 937485

Holocaust Memorial Day Event -Sunday, 2nd February at 2.00 pm at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field

There will be a gathering of Cornwall Faith Forum representatives and friends to mark with prayers and readings Holocaust Memorial Day at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field, Penmount (in the Crematorium Grounds), Truro – Sunday, 2nd February 2020 at 2.00 pm.  Hot refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Rita Stephen 07775 937485 or email dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com

See our e-bulletin for information on other events marking Holocaust Memorial Day.  Click HERE

Christmas Pop Up Cafe – Saturday, 14th December at Cafe Chaos

Come and taste the extraordinary Syrian cuisine during one afternoon full of intercultural exchange and a festive Christmas atmosphere – Saturday 14th December

CHAOS has been a social bridge and safe haven for people recovering from the trauma that caused them to leave their own war-torn country. Embracing their cultural identity, we are organizing an event where the Syrian women will be cooking up a delicious feast for different community groups, laughing, eating and enjoying each other’s company while celebrating our unique differences.

Help us celebrate how delighted we have been working in partnership with Cornwall Faith Forum, The National Lottery Community Fund and Syrian Refugee families in Cornwall for the last eighteen months.

Book your free place HERE

Having faith in Care – Tuesday, 12th November, Royal Cornwall Hospital

As part of Inter Faith week 11th-18th November Dor Kemmyn, Cornwall’s Interfaith Group, have agreed to come to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske to deliver an awareness session about different religions and beliefs.

The day will consist of people from the Pagan, Jewish, Muslim and Baha’i  faith groups coming in to talk about their beliefs and how this may need to be considered when caring for them in a hospital setting. This day was very highly evaluated by staff when it has taken place in previous years.


The session is from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm on Tuesday 12th November 2019 in room G02 in the Knowledge Spa. To book a place please contact Debby Lewis debby.lewis@nhs.net

Cornwall Faith Forum Review of the Year and AGM – Wednesday 30th October at 7.30 pm

Cornwall Faith Forum Review of the Year and Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY refreshments at 7.00 pm with a 7.30 pm start

We will be having updates on the three Cornwall Faith Forum strands:

Learning for Peace, Sharing for Peace, Building for Peace

and hearing of future plans for the Cornwall Faith Forum for the next 3-5 years

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  AGM poster: AGM Flyer 30.10.19

Notes of last AGM held on 18th October 2018: AGM Notes 18th October 2018

Agenda for AGM 30th October 2019: CFF AGM 30.10.19 County Hall, Truro – Agenda-1