Archbishop to visit Cornwall
Thursday 14th November 2013The Archbishop of Canterbury will make a pastoral visit to the Diocese of Truro this weekend, visiting Launceston, Penzance, Bodmin and Liskeard
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The Archbishop of Canterbury will spend three days in Cornwall, where he will hear of and affirm the Church's work in the Diocese of Truro.
Starting in Launceston tomorrow morning, the Archbishop will visit a credit union and money advice centre, before heading to a nearby farm to meet with local farmers.
After meeting people in Launceston town centre, Archbishop Justin will join in a family fun day at Tregadillet community hall. In the evening he will attend a dinner where he will hear about key issues concerning deprivation in Cornwall.
On Saturday, the Archbishop will tour Penwith 6th Form College and have a breakfast Q&A session with students. He will then visit a church-run Giving Shop before moving on to St Mary's Parish Church.
There, in a morning service for people who have been recently bereaved or who have cared for those who are bereaved, the Archbishop will speak about hope in dark times.
The Archbishop will also spend time with local lifeboat volunteers and preach at Truro Cathedral during a Festival of the Cross service.
On Sunday, the Archbishop will attend Communion at St Martin's Church, Liskeard, before visiting Bodmin Methodist Central Church.
After that he will attend a service of celebration at St Petroc's Church for the signing of an ecumenical statement of intent between different denominations in the area.
Before leaving Cornwall on Sunday evening, the Archbishop will lead a Bible study session for young Christian skateboarders at a skate park in Launceston. (The Archbishop will not be skateboarding.)
Read a prayer for Cornwall by Archbishop Justin
Lord of our homes,
Lord of our history,
Who has kept us through the ages,
Who has loved us without limit;
Renew in us the fire of your presence
Which set Cornwall ablaze with faith,
Brought love to the lonely,
Hope to the empty,
Joy in poverty and peace in conflict.
Be with us, so that we may be your presence with all those you love,
In Jesus' name,
(Originally published in this week's Cornish Times)